LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — Andre Nunez threw for 315 yards and five touchdowns, Elijah Mitchell scored three touchdowns and Louisiana beat New Mexico State 66-38 on Saturday.
Nunez threw three touchdowns on the Ragin’ Cajuns’ first three drives en route to a 28-14 lead at the end of the first quarter. He threw scores of 50, 30 and 11 yards to Ja’Marcus Bradley, Jarrod Jackson and Trey Ragas, respectively. The 28 first-quarter points equaled the most by the Cajuns since a 70-7 win against Nicholls State on Sept. 14, 2013.
Louisiana scored on all seven of its first-half drives (six TDs and a field goal) and gained 534 yards of total offense by halftime.
Mitchell had 12 carries for 107 yards and Earnest Patterson had three receptions for 114 yards and a score. Louisiana’s 759 yards of total offense was a school record, breaking the previous mark of 728 in 2008. The Ragin’ Cajuns (3-3) also set a school record with 37 first downs.