Louisiana Ragin' Cajun running back Elijah Mitchell ran the ball 17 times for 143 yards and scored three touchdowns in Louisiana's 45-25 win over Ohio.

For his efforts, the Erath native was named the Sun Belt Conference Offensive Player of the Week today.

Mitchell is part of a Louisiana backfield that stands out as one of the best in the country.

The Ragin' Cajuns currently set at #1 in the nation in total rushing yards (1,295) and touchdowns (18), while sitting at #2 in the FBS for yards per carry (7.53) and #3 in total rushing yards per contest (323.8).