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Updated: Thursday December 4, 2008 1:12 AM
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(5-7)

 28 

(6-6)

 42 
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  MID TENNESSEE  28 
  UL-LAFAYETTE 14  14   42 

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) -Louisiana-Lafayette moved to the pool of bowl-eligible teams with a 42-28 victory over Middle Tennessee on Wednesday night.

Gerren Blount recovered a key fumble for the Ragin' Cajuns (6-6, 5-2 Sun Belt) with just more than nine minutes left in the game, which helped the Cajuns add another seven points to their 35-28 lead.

Daylon McCoy intercepted Middle Tennessee quarterback Joe Craddock 's first pass of the next drive, thwarting a Tennessee comeback. The Blue Raiders (5-7, 3-4) would have one more chance in the fourth quarter, advancing to Lafayette's 7-yard line.

But Jezreel Washington would recover a fumble two plays after the advance, allowing the Ragin' Cajuns to run the final 1:42 off the clock.

Quarterback Michael Desormeaux led the charge for the Cajuns, tossing a career-best four touchdowns for Lafayette. He finished 18-of-25 for 243 yards passing and added 42 yards rushing.

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