TROY, Ala. -- Damion Willis had 10 catches for 213 yards, B.J. Smith set a school record with his fifth straight 100-yard rushing game and Troy remained unbeaten in Sun Belt Conference play with a 26-16 win over Louisiana-Lafayette on Saturday.
Kyler Knudsen, making his first career start, caught an interception with 2:08 left in the game and learned in the locker room after the game that he had earned a scholarship .
Sawyer Smith was 18 of 22 for 317 yards, a touchdown and no interceptions for the Trojans (7-2, 5-0). Willis had 184 of his yards receiving in the first half and finished 12 yards short of the school record. B.J. Smith ran 22 times for 103 yards and a score.
Troy and Louisiana-Lafayette traded field goals on their opening drives and then the Trojans scored the next 20 points to lead 23-3 before halftime.
The Ragin' Cajuns (4-5, 2-3) scored a touchdown on their opening drive of the third quarter and cut the deficit to 10 before the end of the third.