LAFAYETTE, La. – The back of Terrance Broadway's jersey – the special black one used only for this game – said "croire", which translates into English as, "believe."
Trailing by 10 points with less than six minutes to go, Broadway believed. He believed in himself, believed in the game plan and believed in his teammates.
In the end, Broadway accounted for a career-high 403 yards, including the game-winning 14-yard touchdown run with 38 seconds left as Louisiana rallied from a 27-17 fourth quarter deficit to claim a 31-27 win over Western Kentucky.
The win, Louisiana's sixth of the year, improves the Cajuns to 6-4 overall and 4-2 in Sun Belt play. It makes the Cajuns bowl eligible for the second straight year and keeps the squad's Sun Belt title hopes alive with two games left to play. WKU drops its third straight game to fall to 6-5 overall and 3-4 in league play.
"That was a remarkable finish by a remarkable football team," head coach Mark Hudspeth said. "I really felt like that in the last three weeks we have come together as a football team and really played our best football.
"The thing that killed us tonight was turnovers. Each time we turned the ball over, we killed potential scoring drives. Without the turnovers, we would not have been behind," Hudspeth added.
Antonio Andrews gained 190 of his game-high 238 yards rushing in the second half for WKU, including touchdown runs of 17 and 13 yards to put the Hilltoppers ahead, 27-17 with 6:00 left.
The Cajuns battled back as Jamal Robinson fought off a WKU