Elijah Mitchell

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Late touchdown gives Louisiana halftime lead in Lendingtree Bowl vs. Miami Ohio

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It took a little time to get back in the swing of things after a month off, but Louisiana and Miami put some point son the board in the second quarter of the Lendingtree Bowl on Monday night. A late touchdown in the second quarter gave Louisiana its first lead of the game and the Ragin’ Cajuns lead Miami 10-7 at halftime.

Levi Lewis of Louisiana has completed 12 of 16 passes for 157 yards, and he has rushed for 20 yards on two carries against the RedHawks. Elijah Mitchell (24 yards) has the only touchdown of the game for Louisiana, which gave his team the lead just before halftime.

Miami’s offense has had to fight for yards, with just 132 yards at halftime with a fairly even distribution between run and pass. Jaylon Bester has the only score of the half for the MAC program with a five-yard touchdown run early in the second quarter. Louisiana scored the final 10 points of the half.