The Louisiana Sportswriters Association recognized his efforts as well, awarding him LSWA Offensive Player of the Week honors.
The Paulina, La., native guided the team to a season-high 419 yards of total offense and did not commit a turnover. He totaled 307 yards (221 pass/86 rush) and tossed three touchdown passes.
Gautier was not sacked, averaging 5.7 yards-per-rush, and made one of the biggest plays in the game. With 50 seconds remaining in the first half and leading 8-7, the Cajuns lined up for a fourth-and-one attempt at the FIU 41-yard line. Everyone in the stadium looked for a run, but Gautier sold the play-action to perfection and hit a wide-open Ladarius Green with the touchdown. The score pushed the Cajuns one-point lead up to eight.
His third touchdown pass of 20-plus yards, a 46-yard touchdown strike to Javone Lawson early in the fourth quarter, gave the Cajuns a 12-point cushion.