Sunday, December 23, 2012

Louisiana-Lafayette: 2012 New Orleans Bowl Champions




Louisiana-Lafayette wins New Orleans Bowl | College football
Quarterback Terrance Broadway passed for 316 yards and ran for 108, leading Louisiana-Lafayette to a 43-34 victory over East Carolina in the New Orleans Bowl.
By Seattle Times news services
NEW ORLEANS — Whether Terrance Broadway was throwing, running or throwing on the run, he gave East Carolina fits and justified Louisiana-Lafayette coach Mark Hudspeth's decision to let his sophomore quarterback finish the season as his starter.
Broadway passed for 316 yards and ran for 108, helping Louisiana-Lafayette repeat as winner of the New Orleans Bowl. The Ragin' Cajuns beat East Carolina 43-34 Saturday.
The performance capped a season that opened with Broadway backing up senior Blaine Gautier, who broke a bone in his throwing hand in late September.
"Terrance comes in and just has a phenomenal season," said Hudspeth, describing the difficult decision not to give Gautier — the most valuable player in last year's 32-30 New Orleans Bowl victory over San Diego State — his job back when he was healthy again late in the season. "We really had hit our stride, and the best thing about Blaine is he understood."
Broadway had to sit out last season after transferring from Houston.
Alonzo Harris rushed for 120 yards, including touchdowns of 6 and 68 yards, for the Ragin' Cajuns (9-4).
Shane Carden passed for 278 yards and two TDs for East Carolina (8-5).
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