La.-Lafayette tops ECU in New Orleans Bowl, 43-34

La.-Lafayette tops ECU in New Orleans Bowl, 43-34
December 22, 2012, 3:58 pm
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Louisiana-Lafayette cornerback Melvin White (22) breaks up a pass to East Carolina wide receiver Justin Hardy (2) in the first half of the New Orleans Bowl, an NCAA college football game in New Orleans, Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)

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NEW ORLEANS (AP) Terrance Broadway passed for 316 yards and ran for 108, helping Louisiana-Lafayette repeat as winners of the New Orleans Bowl with a 43-34 victory against East Carolina on Saturday.

Alonzo Harris rushed for 117 yards and two touchdowns for the Ragin' Cajuns (9-4), who briefly squandered a three-touchdown lead before moving back in front for good on Broadway's 14-yard scoring pass to Javone Lawson late in the third quarter.

Brett Baer added his second and third field goals to seal the win.

Broadway also ran for a score.

Shane Carden passed for 278 yards and two touchdowns for East Carolina (8-5) but was intercepted in Cajuns territory by Jemarlous Moten in the fourth quarter as ECU drove for a potential go-ahead score. The Pirates' Reggie Bullock rushed for 99 yards and two touchdowns.