UL’s Smith named Sun Belt Special Teams Player of the Week

Press release from ragincajuns.com: Return specialist Chris Smith earned his second Sun Belt Special Teams Player of the Week honor of the season following an electrifying performance in Louisiana Football’s 24-20 victory at UAB, the league office announced on Monday morning. Smith is the first Ragin’ Cajun to win the honor twice in the same season since Daniel Cadona did so in 2014 and one of seven to do so … Continue reading UL’s Smith named Sun Belt Special Teams Player of the Week

UL and Coastal Carolina to play Oct. 14

Press release from ragincajuns.com: The Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns Department of Athletics and Coastal Carolina, in collaboration with the Sun Belt Conference, have agreed to move the football game scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 10, at Cajun Field to Wednesday, Oct. 14, due to the potential impact of Hurricane Delta. Kickoff is slated for 6:30 p.m. CT on ESPN. Taking into consideration the possibility of damaged or unsafe … Continue reading UL and Coastal Carolina to play Oct. 14

Mitchell’s OT game-winner leads No. 19 UL past Georgia State

Another week, another thrilling road win for the University of Louisiana at Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns football squad. Visiting Georgia State in Atlanta, No. 19 UL erased an early 14-0 deficit to pull away with a 34-31 overtime victory thanks to a game-winning touchdown run from Elijah Mitchell on Saturday. The Cajuns (2-0) used a 240-yard, three touchdown performance from the ground game to stun the … Continue reading Mitchell’s OT game-winner leads No. 19 UL past Georgia State

Cajuns shock No. 23 Iowa State in 31-14 upset

Press release from UL athletics: For the first time in program history, Louisiana Football defeated a ranked opponent on the road after it stunned No. 23 Iowa State, 31-14, on Saturday afternoon at Jack Trice Stadium. Powered by stellar special teams performances and big plays in the second half, the Ragin’ Cajuns secured their first win over a ranked opponent since it defeated No. 25 Texas … Continue reading Cajuns shock No. 23 Iowa State in 31-14 upset

Rams sign former UL RB/returner Calais Jr.

It felt like just moments after being signed to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ practice squad, he was heading to a new city. But it appears the former University of Louisiana at Lafayette star running back Raymond Calais, Jr. has found his home for 2020. Calais, a 22-year-old Breax Bridge native, was selected by Tampa Bay in the seventh round of the NFL Draft this spring … Continue reading Rams sign former UL RB/returner Calais Jr.

UL’s Dillon honored as Comeback Player of the Year

Joe Dillon spent his redshirt junior season getting reacquainted with the football field. The University of Louisiana-Lafayette linebacker recorded 45 combined tackles, 8.0 sacks (team-high) and a forced fumble on his way to earning the Park Place Surgical Hospital Male Student-Athlete Comeback of the Year, according to ragincajuns.com. He missed the entire 2018 season due to a hip injury before appearing in all 14 of … Continue reading UL’s Dillon honored as Comeback Player of the Year

Dotson becomes 2nd UL player selected in NFL Draft

Not only is Kevin Dotson’s NFL dream coming true, but the lifelong Pittsburgh Steelers fan was even selected by his favorite team. The Steelers used the 135th overall pick in the NFL Draft’s fourth round Saturday afternoon to add the University of Louisiana at Lafayette guard to its offensive line depth. The 6’4″/321-pounder became the first non-Combine participant to be drafted and joins fellow teammate … Continue reading Dotson becomes 2nd UL player selected in NFL Draft

UL’s Hunt selected in 2nd round

He didn’t have long to wait on Day 2. With the seventh pick in the second round of the NFL Draft Friday night, the Miami Dolphins improved its offensive line with the selection of University of Louisiana at Lafayette’s Robert Hunt. Hunt, 23, will help protect quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, Miami’s fifth overall pick in Thursday night’s opening round. In 2019, Hunt earned a First Team … Continue reading UL’s Hunt selected in 2nd round

Cajun Crown on the line in September

As long as the COVID-19 outbreak doesn’t have anything to say about it, the “Cajun Crown” is set to be handed out in early September. For the first time since 2016, the University of Louisiana at Lafayette vs. McNeese State University rivalry is set to return to open the football season Sept. 5 at Cajun Field. Overall, McNeese State leads the series, putting up a … Continue reading Cajun Crown on the line in September

UL announces 2020 football schedule

Press release from official UL athletics page: Highlighted by two nationally televised contests and six games at Cajun Field, Louisiana Football’s 2020 schedule was officially announced by the Sun Belt Conference on Friday. Five of the Ragin’ Cajuns’ six home games will played on Saturdays, with the only midweek contest at Cajun Field coming on Thursday, Nov. 5, against Arkansas State on ESPNU. Discounted general … Continue reading UL announces 2020 football schedule