“As an offense, we didn’t come out in the
first half,” said running back Tyrell
Fenroy. “We didn’t play hard coming out. We
just laid down and it’s really
The Owls scored three plays later on a
13-yard pass from Smith to Bonner. ULL
safety Gerren Blount blocked the extra point
and FAU led 12-0.
At the start of the second quarter, the
Cajuns had their first scoring chance.
With the help of Fenroy’s 21-yard run and
a face-mask penalty, ULL drove from its 22
to the FAU 14.
On third-and-1, Fenroy was stopped at the
line of scrimmage for no gain.
Bustle then opted to go for it on fourth
down. Desormeaux tried to run off left
tackle, but was stopped for a 1-yard loss.
“I don’t know what the problem is,” said
Desormeaux, who was 11 of 18 for 84 yards
with two interceptions. “We have to grow up
as a team. We got to start playing these big
games, because that’s what this was — a big
game — and we just laid down in the first
FAU’s offense took its defense’s momentum
and marched to its third touchdown of the
Smith found tight end Jamari Grant wide
open in the middle of the field for a short
pass, but Grant outraced the Cajuns
secondary to pick up 51 yards to ULL 14.
Two plays later, Smith and Housler hooked
up for a 14-yard touchdown pass.
This time, FAU kicker Warley Leroy
converted the extra point and FAU extended
its lead to 19-0.
The Cajuns got their first touchdown on
the next possession.
Desormeaux went to the air and threw for
47 yards on the drive. Desormeaux and
Ladarius Green connected for passes of 20
and 16 yards to help move the Cajuns to the
From there, Fenroy plowed up the middle
14 yards for a touchdown.
Fenroy was pulled at the end of the third
quarter after FAU built a 33-7 lead.
The Cajuns all-time leading rusher ran
for 92 yards on 18 carries against the Owls
and got closer to a couple more records.
Fenroy is now 17 yards from the state
career rushing record held by former LSU and
current New England Patriots running back
Kevin Faulk (4,557 yards). Fenroy has 4,540
Fenroy (1,269 yards this season) also
moved within 42 yards of Brian Mitchell’s
ULL single-season rushing record of 1,311
Fenroy’s touchdown gave him 46 in his
career, just one away from Mitchell’s ULL
record of 47.
The Cajuns broke their single-season
record for touchdowns when Scooter Rogers
returned a fumble 30 yards for a touchdown
to make it 40-21 in the fourth quarter.
It was ULL’s 47th touchdown of the season
eclipsing the 1995 Cajuns’ mark of 46.