Appalachian State controls Cajuns 28-7, ending UL-Lafayette’s bowl hopes _lowres

Advocate Photo by BRAD KEMP -- Louisiana-Lafayette quarterback Brooks Haack tries to get off a pass against Appalachian State during Saturday's game at Kidd Brewer Stadium in Boone, N.C. Haack made the throw on this play, but the Mountaineers finished with six sacks in their 28-7 win.

LAFAYETTE — Former Louisiana-Lafayette quarterback Brooks Haack has officially found a new team.

Northwestern State announced Friday that Haack was one of three players to transfer to the program. Haack graduated from Louisiana-Lafayette this month and is eligible to play immediately as a graduate transfer. He has one year of eligibility remaining.

Haack will compete against Demons juniors J.D. Almond and Joel Blumenthal.

“He passed up an internship working with Major Applewhite (offensive coordinator at Houston) to come here and play this fall, so he’s driven to compete, even though he’s already graduated, and wants to see his career through,” Northwestern State coach Jay Thomas said in a news release.

Haack announced his decision to transfer in December. He played in 21 games in three seasons for the Cajuns, including eight starts last year. One of those starts came in a blowout win against Northwestern State, during which Haack completed 8-of-9 passes for 187 yards.

It was a turbulent season for the Texas native, however. The Cajuns never truly settled between Haack and Jalen Nixon, and redshirt freshman Jordan Davis played well while receiving the vast majority of the snaps in the season finale against Troy.

Haack finished his Cajuns career with 1,810 passing yards and eight touchdowns against eight interceptions.