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Out of time, out of luck

Wildcats drop game to TLU in stunning fashion

Two years ago, the game between Louisiana College and Texas Lutheran ended with one of the more dramatic moments in recent Wildcats history. Jamie Bunting’s last-second touchdown pass to Cortland Bell tied the game and sent the Wildcats on to an overtime victory. It came after the Bulldogs’ placekicker missed a field goal that would have clinched the win.

Flash forward to Saturday’s LC-TLU game in Pineville, and the game set up to have an eerily similar end. After Texas Lutheran’s Tyler Brandenburg missed a 43-yard field goal with 3:32 left in the game and the Bulldogs leading 38-32, the Wildcats had the opportunity to repeat history.

LC quarterback Easton Melancon led the Wildcats on a drive that started at their own 26 and had them to the TLU 12-yard line with 30 seconds left. But on a third and 10 play, Melancon, facing pressure, dumped the ball to freshman running back Aurren Cooksey who took on a tackler before being brought down at the 2-yard line.

As seconds ticked off the clock, confusion took over to spoil the Wildcats’ comeback bid. With Melancon trying to get his team set to run a play, LC coach Dennis Dunn – thinking Melancon might try to spike the ball to kill the clock – left the sideline to try to get Melancon’s attention.

Dunn was flagged for sideline interference. With just six seconds on the clock,… »»» read more 


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