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No. 6 LSU beats back Louisiana Tech upset bid, 38-21

Sep. 23, 2018 12:15 AM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU coach Ed Orgeron compared his team to an overconfident fighter who drops his hands and subsequently gets "hit in the face." Rather can get knocked out, the sixth-ranked Tigers woke up. Nick Brossette scored three touchdowns, Clyde Edwards-Helaire rushed for a career-high 136...

Virgil leads SE Louisiana to 1st win, beating Lamar 30-24

Sep. 22, 2018 11:55 PM EDT

BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) — Chason Virgil threw for 285 yards and two touchdowns as Southeastern Louisiana held on to get its first win of the season, a 30-24 victory over Lamar on Saturday night. The Lions (1-3, 1-1 Southland Conference) bounced back after suffering a 33-25 loss to Central Arkansas last week...

Defense, special teams help Grambling beat Alabama St. 34-0

Sep. 22, 2018 11:43 PM EDT

GRAMBLING, La. (AP) — Malik Route scored on a punt return, De'Arius Christmas on an interception return, and Devohn Lindsey on a fumble recovery as Grambling State shut out Alabama State 34-0 on Saturday night. Route's 79-yard punt return for a touchdown came early in the game, followed by quarterback...

Nicholls St. beats Sam Houston St. for first time since '05

Sep. 22, 2018 11:08 PM EDT

THIBODAUX, La. (AP) — Dontrell Taylor and Kendall Bussey each ran for a fourth-quarter touchdown to help Nicholls State beat Sam Houston State 27-7 on Saturday night. The Colonels (2-2, 1-1 Southland Conference), who had lost 11 in a row to Sam Houston State, beat the Bearkats for the first time since...

Barker helps Troy keep rolling, 35-27 over UL Monroe

Sep. 22, 2018 10:58 PM EDT

MONROE, La. (AP) — Kaleb Barker threw for two touchdowns and ran for two more and Troy followed up its big win over Nebraska by opening Sun Belt Conference play with a 35-27 win over Louisiana Monroe on Saturday night. Barker had touchdown runs of 19 and 2 yards to give the Trojans (3-1), who won at...

Coastal Carolina tops Louisiana-Lafayette 30-28

Sep. 22, 2018 10:32 PM EDT

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — Marcus Outlow ran for 96 yards and two scores and Coastal Carolina held off Louisiana-Lafayette 30-28 on Saturday night in a Sun Belt Conference opener. Bryce Carpenter, 5 of 5 for 82 yards, hit Isiah Likely on a 29-yard TD pass for a 30-21 Coastal Carolina lead, but the Ragin' Cajuns...

Man killed when car crashes during race in Louisiana

Sep. 22, 2018 7:07 PM EDT

AVONDALE, La. (AP) — A North Carolina man driving more than 200 mph (320 kph) has been killed after his vehicle crashed during a race Saturday at NOLA Motorsports Park. Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office spokesman Glen T. Boyd says the fatality happened about 9:20 a.m. Saturday. The man's name has not been...

Man to return to Louisiana prison after escape 15 years ago

Sep. 22, 2018 4:47 PM EDT

CLINTON, La. (AP) — It's been 15 years since inmate Lonnie Payne called Louisiana's East Feliciana Parish Prison his home, but a sheriff's official says that's about to change. Criminal Deputy Greg Phares said late Friday that Payne escaped the prison in Clinton in 2003 while serving time for burglary. He...

White student accused of noose around black student's neck

Sep. 21, 2018 6:03 PM EDT

A white high-school student has been accused of putting a noose around a black student's neck in northeast Louisiana. A teacher at West Ouachita High School saw the incident and immediately took the white student to administrators at the school in West Monroe, Ouachita (WASH-uh-taw) Parish Schools Superintendent...

Felton Pruett dies; played steel guitar with Hank Williams

Sep. 21, 2018 1:16 PM EDT

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A musician who played steel guitar with country legend Hank Williams on the Louisiana Hayride radio show, and broke his nose wrestling with Williams, has died. Felton Pruett was 89 years old. He died Wednesday. He had played steel guitar for more than 70 years. His funeral was...