LAFAYETTE, La. -- Blaine Gautier threw two fourth-quarter touchdown passes as Louisiana-Lafayette held North Texas scoreless in the second half in a 30-10 win on Saturday.
With his team leading 13-10, Gautier threw a 44-yard touchdown pass to Darryl Surgent and a 24-yarder to Javone Lawson to stretch the lead to 27-10. A 31-yard field goal in the final minute by Brett Baer provided the final margin. Gautier finished with 238 yards passing and four touchdowns.
Louisiana-Lafayette (6-1, 4-0 Sun Belt Conference) has won six straight and is bowl eligible earlier than in any other season as a Football Bowl Subdivision program. The win continues the Ragin' Cajuns' best start since 1970, and it is the best start for a Sun Belt team since the conference was formed in 2001.
Lance Dunbar scored the only touchdown for North Texas (2-5, 1-2) but was held to 53 yards after three straight 100-yard-plus rushing games.
Linebacker Myles Jack, who suffered a season-ending knee injury, said Thursday he decided to leave UCLA and enter the 2016 NFL draft because he wants to be compensated for his skills.
Randy Edsall will coach Maryland against No. 1 Ohio State on Saturday, the school announced Thursday as rumors swirled about his job status going forward.
Tennessee chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek has issued a statement amid rumors that alleges coach Butch Jones fought and punched senior offensive lineman Mack Crowder during a fall practice session.
With the addition of a few tweaks, UConn football coach Bob Diaco is still planning to bring a rivalry trophy with him to Florida on Saturday when the Huskies play UCF.
Arizona quarterback Anu Solomon will start against Oregon State on Saturday, a source told ESPN.
Rutgers receiver Leonte Carroo returned to practice Thursday after charges that he attacked a woman he used to date were dropped, and he said he was "lucky" to be playing again.