Appalachian State Shuts Out Louisiana-Lafayette 24-0

For the second straight Sun Belt game, Appalachian State didn’t allow a touchdown.

Unlike the first game, the Mountaineers got all their scoring done in the first half in a 24-0 shutout win over Louisiana-Lafayette on Wednesday night in Cajun country.

With starting running back Marcus Cox a scratch, Taylor Lamb used the pass early in the game, hooking up with Shaedon Meadors on a 58-yard strike on the first offensive play. This was followed by a two-yard Jalin Moore score to make it 7-0 early.

Lamb finished  15 of 26 for 201 yards, a touchdown and interception, most of that in the first half. Meadors had 6 catches for 128 yards while Moore got 106 yards on 14 carries before his night ended with a leg injury in the third quarter.

The Mountaineers defense rose to the occasion, limiting the Cajuns to 267 yards of offense and rarely a chance at the end zone. The two ULL field-goal attempts were missed with the first one clanging off the upright.

Anthony Jennings for the Cajuns went 19 of 32 for 121 yards passing. Elijah McGuire had 10 carries for 43 yards plus a catch for 10 yards, moving him to the Cajuns’ all-purpose yards leaders.

The win moves the Apps to 4-2 overall and 2-0 in Sun Belt play while the Cajuns fall to 2-4 overall and 1-2 in Sun Belt play. Both teams next play on Saturday, October 22nd as App State is at home versus Idaho while Louisiana travels to Texas State on the same day.

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