Boxscore
UL Lafayette 32, San Diego State 30
Saturday, December 17, 2011 9:00 PM
Location - Mercedes-Benz Superdome
Attendance - 42841

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
UL Lafayette 6 7 6 13 32
San Diego State 3 0 14 13 30

Recap


Brett Baer booted a 50-yard field goal with no time remaining to give Louisiana-Lafayette a dramatic 32-30 victory over San Diego State in Saturday’s New Orleans Bowl.

Baer’s career-long kick slid inside the left upright and gave the Ragin’ Cajuns (9-4) their first bowl victory since 1943.

Blaine Gautier threw for a career-high 469 yards and fired three touchdown passes and moved Louisiana-Lafayette 49 yards for the winning points after San Diego State (8-5) had taken a 30-29 lead with 35 seconds left on Ryan Lindley’s third scoring hookup with Colin Lockett.

Javone Lawson caught nine passes for 193 yards and two touchdowns and Darryl Surgent returned a punt 87 yards for a touchdown as the Ragin’ Cajuns were victorious in their first bowl appearance since 1970.

The teams combined for 1,048 yards - 567 by Louisiana-Lafayette and 481 by the Aztecs.

San Diego State rallied from a 16-point second-half deficit to take the lead on Lindley’s 12-yard scoring pass to Lockett. The two-point conversion attempt failed.

Lindley passed for 413 yards and guided the Aztecs to 27 second-half points on a night in which star running back Ronnie Hillman struggled with 55 yards on 24 carries. Hillman entered the contest as the nation’s third-leading rusher at 138 yards per game.

Lindley and Lockett teamed up for two 16-yard scoring passes in the third quarter as the Aztecs cut a 19-3 deficit to 19-17.

Gautier’s three scoring passes raised his season total to 23, breaking the school record accomplished twice by longtime NFL quarterback Jake Delhomme.

Louisiana-Lafayette led 13-3 at halftime and started the second half by moving 73 yards on three plays with Gautier’s 20-yard scoring pass to Ladarius Green increasing the lead to 16 points.

San Diego State was vying to win bowl games in back-to-back seasons. The Aztecs notched their first bowl victory in 41 years last December by beating Navy in the Poinsettia Bowl.
SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 9:35
San Diego State   FG  San Diego State 3 - UL Lafayette 0
1st Quarter - 0:25
UL Lafayette   TD  San Diego State 3 - UL Lafayette 6
2nd Quarter - 14:00
UL Lafayette   TD  San Diego State 3 - UL Lafayette 13
3rd Quarter - 14:01
UL Lafayette   TD  San Diego State 3 - UL Lafayette 19
3rd Quarter - 12:54
San Diego State   TD  San Diego State 10 - UL Lafayette 19
3rd Quarter - 3:40
San Diego State   TD  San Diego State 17 - UL Lafayette 19
4th Quarter - 12:48
UL Lafayette   TD  San Diego State 17 - UL Lafayette 26
4th Quarter - 5:40
San Diego State   TD  San Diego State 24 - UL Lafayette 26
4th Quarter - 2:09
UL Lafayette   FG  San Diego State 24 - UL Lafayette 29
4th Quarter - 0:35
San Diego State   TD  San Diego State 30 - UL Lafayette 29
4th Quarter - 0:00
UL Lafayette   FG  San Diego State 30 - UL Lafayette 32
TEAMS

Team Records

  UL Lafayette San Diego State
W/L 9 - 4 - 0 8 - 5 - 0
Conference 6 - 2 - 0 4 - 3 - 0

Team Stats

  UL Lafayette San Diego State
Score 32 30
First Downs 25 29
3rd Down Efficiency 11-for-18
61%
9-for-17
53%
4th Down Efficiency 1-for-2
50%
0-for-1
0%
Total Yards 568 481
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 30-76 31-68
Average/Rush 2.5 2.2
Passing
Comp-Att 25-44 28-49
Passing Yards 492 413
Average/Pass Play 11.2 8.3
Penalties-Yards 9-76 4-30
Fumbles-Lost 1-0 1-0
Interceptions Thrown 1 0
Time of Possession 26:31 33:29

PLAYER STATS

UL Lafayette (9 - 4)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
B. Gautier 24/40 470 3 1
B. McGuire 1/1 22 0 0
A. Harris 0/1 0 0 0
C. Masson 0/1 0 0 0
San Diego State (8 - 5)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
R. Lindley 28/49 413 3 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
A. Harris 14 62 4.4 0
B. Gautier 9 22 2.4 0
B. McGuire 2 6 3.0 0
J. Lawson 1 1 1.0 0
R. Walker 1 0 0.0 0
A. Spikes 1 -2 -2.0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
R. Hillman 24 55 2.3 0
A. Muema 3 9 3.0 1
R. Lindley 2 6 3.0 0
C. Young 1 0 0.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
J. Lawson 9 193 21.4 2
L. Green 5 121 24.2 1
D. Surgent 3 93 31.0 0
H. Peoples 5 50 10.0 0
D. Bentley 1 22 22.0 0
I. Thompson 1 11 11.0 0
B. McGuire 1 2 2.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
D. Denso 5 109 21.8 0
C. Lockett 6 85 14.2 3
M. Russell 6 79 13.2 0
G. Escobar 4 70 17.5 0
R. Hillman 4 49 12.2 0
C. Young 2 21 10.5 0
A. Roberts 1 0 0.0 0
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