LAFAYETTE, Louisiana (AP) – Levi Lewis threw one touchdown and ran for another, Chris Smith added two scores on ground and Louisiana-Lafayette mitigated by Appalachian State 41-13 on Tuesday night.
Louisiana-Lafayette (5-1, 3-0 Sun Belt Conference) scored a touchdown on his first three practices and led 20-6 at the break. Eric Garror intercepted a pass on Appalachian State’s opener possession in the second half, leading to Smith’s 21-yard rush.
The Louisiana-Lafayette defense came in with just three takeaways this season, but collected four against Appalachian State.
Lewis threw for 209 yards, rising to second in program history for career passing yards, and Smith ran for 82 yards on 13 carries. Montrell Johnson added 103 rushing yards, including a 2-yard touchdown to cap a 98-yard run in the fourth.
In game two of the game, Lewis threw a deep pass down the middle to Kyren Lacy for a 55-yard run. Lewis scored six plays later on a 3-yard run.
Chase Brice had 15 of 26 assists with two interceptions for Appalachian State (4-2, 1-1 Sun Belt). He ran for a 5-yard touchdown to get closer to 27-13 halfway through the third.
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