Cajuns Host Jaguars In Key Sun Belt Conference Tilt
Louisiana’s Ragin’ Cajun football team returns to the gridiron on Saturday evening, when coach Mark Hudspeth’s squad plays host to the South Alabama Jaguars in a key Sun Belt Conference match-up.
The Cajun Harley Davidson Tailgate begins at 2 pm 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 3 o’clock
Kickoff is set for 4 o’clock.
Louisiana, who defeated Arkansas St., 55-40, last Tuesday, is currently 4-3, overall, and 3-0 in Sun Belt Conference play, while South Alabama., who defeated Troy, 27-12, last Friday, will come in with an overall record of 5-2, along with a 4-1 league mark.
Offensively, the Cajuns are averaging 30.3 points, 428.6 yards, 226.9 passing yards, and 201.7 rushing yards per game, while the Jaguars are averaging 24.3 points, 406.9 total yards, 195.0 passing yards, and 211.9 rushing yards a contest.
Defensively, Louisiana is allowing 32.1 points, 450.7 total yards, 182.3 rushing yards, and 268.4 passing yards per game, while South Alabama is giving up an average of 21.0 points, 369.1 yards of total offense, 167.7 rushing yards, and 201.4 passing yards an outing.
The Cajuns are led by senior quarterback Terrance Broadway, who has thrown for 1,219 yards and seven touchdowns, with another 424 rushing yards to his credit, along with sophomore running back Elijah McGuire, who has 676 rushing yards and eight touchdowns, and junior receiver Al Riles, who has 20 catches for 227 yards.
The Jaguars are paced by senior quarterback Brandon Bridge, who has thrown for 1,280 yards and nine touchdowns, along with senior running back Jay Jones, who has 393 rushing yards and three touchdowns, and senior receiver Shavarez Smith, who has accumulated 396 receiving yards on 26 catches, six of them for touchdowns.
The game marks the second to last home game of the year for UL.
The all-time series is tied, 1-1, with Louisiana winning 52-30 in the first meeting in Lafayette in 2012, with South Alabama winning in Mobile last year, 30-8.