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.