Mitchell’s OT game-winner leads No. 19 UL past Georgia State

Another week, another thrilling road win for the University of Louisiana at Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns football squad.

Visiting Georgia State in Atlanta, No. 19 UL erased an early 14-0 deficit to pull away with a 34-31 overtime victory thanks to a game-winning touchdown run from Elijah Mitchell on Saturday.

The Cajuns (2-0) used a 240-yard, three touchdown performance from the ground game to stun the Panthers (0-1) in a Sun Belt Conference showdown.

Mitchell was responsible for 164 of those yards, adding a pair of touchdowns. His 59-yard TD trot with 3:02 remaining in the third quarter knotted the game 21-21.

The tying third quarter TD came just three minutes after quarterback Levi Lewis hit Kyren Lacy for a four-yard score to bring the game to within one possession.

A two-yard TD run from Trey Ragas early in the fourth quarter gave UL its first lead of the game, but GSU answered with a four-yard touchdown run from Destin Coates just four minutes later to tie it up again at 28.

The Panthers kicked a field goal on the first possession of overtime, but Mitchell’s 12-yard score sealed the victory for the Ragin’ Cajuns. It marks UL’s first overtime win since 2005.

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