Louisiana-Lafayette holds off Arkansas State 21-18

JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) - Lance Kelley's interception with 2:52 left stopped Arkansas State's comeback and saved Louisiana-Lafayette's 21-18 victory Saturday.

The Ragin' Cajuns (5-4, 3-2 Sun Belt) led 21-3 until the Red Wolves (2-6, 1-3) rallied behind redshirt freshman quarterback Ryan Aplin, who led the team to 15 fourth-quarter points. Both touchdowns were by Reggie Arnold, who scored on runs of 2 and 5 yards.

Aplin, who passed for 147 yards, scored the 2-point conversion with 10:10 left to cut it to 21-18.

The Ragin' Cajuns led 14-3 at halftime on runs of 1 yard by Blaine Gautier and 7 yards by Chris Masson. Masson, who passed for 229 yards and ran for 30, added a 2-yard scoring run in the third quarter.

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