Cajuns Entertain Bulldogs
Louisiana's Ragin' Cajun football team returns to the gridiron on Saturday night, as coach Mark Hudspeth's squad plays host to the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs, in non-conference action at Cajun Field.
The Cajun Harley Davidson Tailgate begins at 4 o'clock on ESPN 1420 and espn1420.com, with the rest of the network, including Hot 107.9 and 1079ishot.com joining the broadcast in time for the Hampton Toyota Pregame Show, which will begin at 5 pm.
Kickoff is set for 6 o'clock.
This will mark the 86th meeting between the two schools, which is the most in UL football history, dating to 1910, and the first since 2004.
La. Tech leads the all-time series, 43-33-6, and has won six-straight match-ups, with the last UL victory coming back in 1996.
Louisiana, who defeated Southern in their season opener last week, 45-6, is 1-0 on the season, while La. Tech, who fell to #3 Oklahoma, 48-16, last week, will come in with an overall record of 0-1.
Offensively, the Cajuns are averaging 45 points, 512 total yards, 264 passing yards, and 248 rushing yards per game, while the Bulldogs are averaging 16 points, 245 total yards, 191 passing yards, and 54 rushing yards a contest.
Defensively, Louisiana is allowing 6 points, 279 total yards, 77 rushing yards, and 202 passing yards per game, while La. Tech is giving up an average of 48 points, 436 yards of total offense, 183 rushing yards, and 253 passing yards an outing.
The Cajuns are led by senior quarterback Terrance Broadway, who has thrown for 237 yards and three touchdowns, along with sophomore running back Elijah McGuire, who has 129 rushing yards and a touchdown, and senior receiver Jamal Robinson, who has five catches for 112 yards and two touchdowns.
The Bulldogs are paced by senior quarterback Cody Sokol, who has thrown for 191 yards and two touchdowns, along with junior running back Kenneth Dixon, who has 42 rushing yards, and senior receiver Sterling Griffin, who has accumulated 74 receiving yards on seven catches.
The game concludes a two-game home stand to open the year for UL, who wil be on the road to take on Ole Miss next week.