2016 ScheduleAll times ET

2016 Schedule
6-7, 5th in Sun Belt
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McGuire named Offensive MVP of Shrine Game

Louisiana-Lafayette running back Eli McGuire scored the only touchdown of Saturday's East-West Shrine Game in St. Petersburg, Fla. His 18-yard scamper to start the fourth quarter broke a tie and gave the West team a 10-3 victory. Box score

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Sun Belt rules the Group of 5

Appalachian State, Arkansas State, Troy and Idaho all earned victories to give the Sun Belt a 4-2 bowl record, the best among Group of 5 conferences.

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Staggers monster game leads Southern Miss to bowl win (0:51)
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Postgame Breakdown of Southern Mississippi's 28-21 victory over UL Lafayette (1:17)
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Southern Mississippi running back Ito Smith talks about his team's fast start in their 28-21 victory over UL Lafayette (0:27)
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Southern Miss wins New Orleans Bowl

Louisiana-Lafayette's final drive comes up short as Anthony Jennings overthrows Keenan Barnes on fourth-and-7 at the USM 48-yard line. The Golden Eagles hold on 28-21.

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Louisiana-Lafayette cuts into deficit

Five plays after a Southern Miss turnover, Anthony Jennings keeps and uses a cutback to find the end zone from 5 yards out. That brings the Ragin' Cajuns to within 28-21 with about five minutes to play.

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Wild interception for Ragin' Cajuns

Louisiana-Lafayette's Travis Crawford picks off a Nick Mullens pass that flew off the leg of receiver D.J. Thompson. Crawford returned it 53 yards to set up a TD, cutting Southern Miss' New Orleans Bowl lead to 28-21 in the fourth quarter.

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Smith completes hat trick for Southern Miss

Ito Smith notches his third rushing TD from 1 yard out as the Golden Eagles extend their lead to 28-14 over Louisiana-Lafayette early in the fourth quarter of the New Orleans Bowl.