Troy beats Louisiana-Lafayette 31-24

TROY, Ala. (AP) - Jerrel Jernigan scored two touchdowns as Troy

knocked off Louisiana-Lafayette 31-24 on Saturday night.

Jernigan, who caught six passes to set Troy's career record for

receptions with 219, scored on a 12-yard touchdown pass from Corey

Robinson with 4:43 remaining to give Troy the lead for good.

Earlier, Jernigan's 75-yard punt return for a score put the Trojans

(4-2, 3-0 Sun Belt Conference) up 21-17 in the second quarter.

Louisiana-Lafayette (2-4, 2-2) got two 1-yard touchdown runs

from backup quarterback Brad McGuire in the first half. Troy led

17-14 at halftime.

Chris Masson hit Marlin Miller with a 5-yard touchdown pass

early in the fourth quarter for the Ragin' Cajuns, but Troy took a

24-21 lead on Jonathan Chandler's 34-yard touchdown pass to Jason

Bruce on a trick play.

Troy's Robinson threw three interceptions, but was 23-for-33 for

237 yards.