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2017 Schedule
6-7, 5th in Sun Belt
21d

ULL players could have arrest charges dropped

By completing a pre-trial diversion program, more than a dozen Louisiana-Lafayette football players suspended from the team after felony theft arrests in late April could have felony arrest charges dropped.

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31d

Sun Belt conference to split into 2 divisions

The new format for the 2018 season was announced Tuesday at the Sun Belt's annual spring meeting and will break up the 10 teams into East and West Divisions.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

With their first pick in the sixth round, the Jets selected RB Elijah McGuire of Louisiana-Lafayette. They wanted come out of the draft with another back because depth is an issue beyond Bilal Powell and Matt Forte. He ran for 1,168 yards and seven touchdowns last season. He can catch a little bit and he has return ability. He had a foot injury that bears watching.

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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.

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Golden Eagles reclaim lead

Southern Miss executes a play-action pass as Nick Mullens connects with Allenzae Staggers for a 5-yard touchdown over the middle. The Golden Eagles lead Louisiana-Lafayette 21-14 early in the second half of the New Orleans Bowl.

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Staggers continues torrid night with 5-yard TD (0:38)

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