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Fla. Atlantic struggles in 6-0 loss



Published: Thu, October 19, 2006 @ 12:00 a.m.



FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) -- Drew Edmiston's two field goals were all Louisiana-Lafayette needed to defeat Florida Atlantic 6-0 on Wednesday night.

Louisiana-Lafayette (4-2, 1-0 in Sun Belt) won its fourth straight game. Florida Atlantic (2-5, 1-1 in Sun Belt) lost for the first time in its last three games.

Florida Atlantic drove 55 yards on 11 plays on its final possession, but with two seconds left in the game a pass by quarterback Rusty Smith was broken up in the end zone by cornerback Michael Adams to seal the win.

Quarterback Jerry Babb was 11-for-21 for 84 yards and one interception for the Ragin' Cajuns. Tyrell Fenroy rushed for 97 yards on 18 carries.

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Sean Clayton, a Poland High graduate, started at quarterback for Florida Atlantic and was 8-for-15 for 62 yards. He was replaced during the third quarter by Smith, who finished 10-for-19 for 88 yards. Each Florida Atlantic quarterback threw an interception.

The Ragin' Cajuns broke a scoreless tie in the second quarter. A pass by Florida Atlantic's Clayton was tipped by intended receiver Casey McGahee. Gerren Blount intercepted the pass and Louisiana-Lafayette had the ball at the Owls' 32-yard line. Five plays later, Edmiston kicked a 44-yard field goal to put Louisiana-Lafayette ahead 3-0.

A five-play, 36-yard drive in the third quarter culminated in a 43-yard field goal by Edmiston that gave Louisiana-Lafayette a 6-0 lead.

Louisiana-Lafayette had a 49-yard punt return for a touchdown by Michael Adams midway through the fourth quarter called back due to a holding penalty.

Copyright 2006 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.




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