‘Operation Blackout: Own The Night’ By Packing Cajun Field And Supporting The Military (Video)
Ragin' Cajun football Strength and Conditioning Coach Rusty Whitt is calling on fans to wear their black Ragin' Cajuns gear for Saturday night's game against the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers in support of active and former military members.
It's Military Appreciation Night as several branches of the military will be on hand, including the Army and Marines. A special fireworks display will happen during halftime as a salute to them.
Families are also encouraged to take their young children to the game, as young fans under 12 will be admitted for free.
As for the game itself, the Cajuns are coming off a heart-breaking loss to Florida last week and are trying to snap a 2-game losing streak to Western Kentucky. Last season, the Hilltoppers beat the Cajuns 42-23. Senior receiver Harry Peoples remembers that game:
We went into it kinda big-headed. We were on a six-game winning streak. And we thought that we had the game in the bag already before we even played it and we let our guard down and they took advantage of it. We just gotta play level-headed and do what we do best, and that's play Cajun ball.
Ragin' Cajun Football Head Coach Mark Hudspeth believes his team is finally hitting its stride. Hudspeth points to the play of sophomore quarterback Terrance Broadway, who has thrown for over 300 yards in his last two Sun Belt games:
This will only be his, maybe 7th start of his career. We're a sophomore-laden team. We're young. We lost our starting fullback and our starting tailback early in the year. We limped around there for a little bit but now we're starting to catch our stride.
With a win, the Cajuns will become bowl eligible for a second straight season.