LAFAYETTE, La. -- Andre Nunez threw for 232 yards and a touchdown in his first start for Louisiana, and the Ragin' Cajuns beat Texas State 24-7 on Thursday night.
Nunez, a junior walk-on from Iowa Western Community College, threw a lofted pass to Keenan Barnes in the corner of the end zone for an 8-yard score to cap the scoring with 10 minutes left in the fourth quarter.
Freshman Trey Ragas rushed for 73 yards and two touchdowns for Louisiana (3-3, 2-1 Sun Belt).
Ragas opened the scoring on Louisiana's first possession of the game by breaking two tackles on an 11-yard run up the middle. Two plays later, LaLaf Damar'ren Mitchell recovered a Texas State fumble near midfield and Ragas powered it in from the 2 for a 14-0 lead.
Texas State (1-6, 0-3) backup quarterback Willie Jones III threw for 197 yards and added 58 yards on the ground.
Derek Stingley Jr., a 6-foot-1 cornerback and the No. 67 ranked prospect in the class of 2019, committed to LSU on Wednesday.
LSU regained a commitment from one of its early 2019 commits, giving the Tigers the No. 2 and No. 5 players in the state of Louisiana.
Vanderbilt lineman Rutger Reitmaier, who sat out the 2017 season after transferring from Oregon, has received an NCAA waiver and can play this fall.
College football may still be a few months away, but it's never too early to get to know the players destined for highlight-worthy moments this fall.
The University of Maryland has hired longtime collegiate athletic trainer and sports medicine consultant Dr. Rod Walters to conduct a review into the death of offensive lineman Jordan McNair.
Wake Forest has added two graduate transfer kickers: Darren Ford from Hope College, and Eric Osteen, who had been serving with the Army since graduating from West Point in 2013.