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Louisiana–Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns football
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First season 1902
Athletic director Scott Farmer
Head coach Mark Hudspeth
Home stadium Cajun Field
Year built 1971
Stadium capacity 31,000
Stadium surface ProGrass
Location Lafayette, LA
League NCAA Division I (FBS)
Conference Sun Belt
All-time record 476–513–31
Postseason bowl record 1–0
Claimed national titles 0
Conference titles 14 (4 FBS)
Consensus All-Americans 0
Colors Vermilion and White            
Fight song Ragin' Cajuns Fight Song
Mascot Cayenne
Marching band Pride of Acadiana
Outfitter Russell Athletic
Rivals Louisiana-Monroe
Website www.ragincajuns.com

The Louisiana–Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns football program is a college football team that represents the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in the Sun Belt Conference. On Saturday, December 17, 2011, the Ragin' Cajuns won their first Division I FBS bowl game at the New Orleans Bowl in a 32-30 point game with a 50-yard field goal as time expired.

HistoryEdit

Football classificationsEdit

Conference affiliationsEdit

Conference championshipsEdit

  • 1914 - Louisiana Intercollegiate Athletic Association Champions
  • 1916 - Louisiana Intercollegiate Athletic Association Champions
  • 1917 - Louisiana Intercollegiate Athletic Association Champions
  • 1924 - Louisiana Intercollegiate Athletic Association Champions
  • 1925 - Louisiana Intercollegiate Athletic Association Champions
  • 1940 - Louisiana Intercollegiate Conference Champions
  • 1952 - Gulf States Conference Co-Champions
  • 1965 - Gulf States Conference Co-Champions
  • 1968 - Gulf States Conference Champions
  • 1970 - Gulf States Conference Champions
  • 1976 - Southland Conference Co-Champions
  • 1993 - Big West Conference Co-Champions
  • 1994 - Big West Conference Co-Champions
  • 2005 - Sun Belt Conference Co-Champions

Season-by-season recordsEdit

Season Conference Wins Losses Ties Postseason Results Notes
University of Louisiana at Lafayette Ragin Cajuns
2011 Sun Belt 94Won New Orleans Bowl 32-30
2010 Sun Belt 39
2009 Sun Belt 66
2008 Sun Belt 66
2007 Sun Belt 39
2006 Sun Belt 66
2005 Sun Belt 65
2004 Sun Belt 47
2003 Sun Belt 48
2002 Sun Belt 39
2001 Sun Belt 38
2000 Independent 110
1999 Independent 29
1998 Independent 29
1997 Independent 110
1996 Independent 56
1995 Big West 65
1994 Big West 65
1993 Big West 83
1992 Independent 29
1991 Independent 281
1990 Independent 56
1989 Independent 74
1988 Independent 65
1987 Independent 65
1986 Independent 65
1985 Independent 47
1984 Independent 65
1983 Independent 46
1982 Independent 731
1981 Southland 191
1980 Southland 74
1979 Southland 47
1978 Southland 38
1977 Southland 642
1976 Southland 92
1975 Southland 65
1974 Southland 29
1973 Southland 010
1972 Southland 56
1971 Southland 541
1970 Gulf States 93Lost Grantland Rice Bowl 26-25
Totals1952686(1970–2011, includes only regular season)

Postseason historyEdit

National Junior College Athletic AssociationEdit

W/L Date PF Opponent PA Bowl
W 01-01-1944 24 Arkansas-Monticello 7 Oil Bowl

NCAA Small College DivisionEdit

W/L Date PF Opponent PA Bowl
L 10-12-1970 25 Tennessee State 26 Grantland Rice Bowl

NCAA Division I FBSEdit

W/L Date PF Opponent PA Bowl
W 12–17–2011 32 San Diego State 30 New Orleans Bowl
12–22–2012 East Carolina New Orleans Bowl

Home stadiumsEdit

McNaspy StadiumEdit

In 1940 McNaspy Stadium was built on the campus of Southwestern Louisiana Institute (now UL Lafayette). It served as the Cajuns home field through the 1970 season and was demolished in 2000. McNaspy Stadium was located at the site where the current computer science building Oliver Hall now stands.

Cajun FieldEdit

File:Cajun field gameday.jpg


RivalriesEdit

Active RivalryEdit

Louisiana–Monroe WarhawksEdit

The Battle on the Bayou is the annual rivalry game between Louisiana–Lafayette and Louisiana–Monroe. The wooden boot-shaped rivalry trophy was created in 2002 to be awarded to the victors.[1]

Louisiana-Lafayette–Louisiana-Monroe: All-Time Record
Games played First meeting Last meeting UL Lafayette wins UL Lafayette losses Ties Win %
48 September 15, 1951 (lost 7–13) November 3, 2012 (won 40–24) 25 23 0 52.1%

Inactive RivalriesEdit

Lamar CardinalsEdit

The first Sabine Shoe trophy was first awarded in 1937 to the winner of the SLI–Lamar football game.[2] The name of the bronze rivalry trophy was derived from the Sabine River that forms the Texas-Louisiana border. USL defeated Lamar in the 1978 edition of the rivalry game, but the Ragin' Cajuns were not awarded the trophy as it had vanished.[3] The Sabine Shoe trophy now sits in at trophy case in the Ragin' Cajun Athletic Complex.

UL Lafayette–Lamar: All-Time Record
Games played First meeting Last meeting UL Lafayette wins UL Lafayette losses Ties Win %
34 October 27, 1923 (won 19–16) September 1, 2012 (won 40–0) 23 11 0 67.6%

McNeese State CowboysEdit

The Cajun Crown was the name of the rivalry trophy between USL and McNeese State.[4]

UL Lafayette–McNeese State: All-Time Record
Games played First meeting Last meeting UL Lafayette wins UL Lafayette losses Ties Win %
37 September 22, 1951 (won 35–14) September 15, 2007 (lost 17–38) 15 20 2 43.2%

Southeastern Louisiana LionsEdit

The Cypress Mug was the turned, polished mahogany mug awarded to the winner of the Southwestern–Southeastern football game.[5]

UL Lafayette–Southeastern Louisiana: All-Time Record
Games played First meeting Last meeting UL Lafayette wins UL Lafayette losses Ties Win %
39 November 11, 1930 (won 13–0) September 12, 1981 (lost 42–33) 19 17 3 52.6%

PlayersEdit

NotesEdit

Future schedulesEdit

Starting 2012, South Alabama will join the Sun Belt Conference as a playing member. Representatives of Sun Belt Conference member institutions have approved an eight game conference football schedule that will be effective for the 2012 season. Each of the 10 teams will play four home and four away games each season and will never miss a game against its natural rival. League representatives approved a nine game conference schedule beginning in the 2015 season with each team playing each other.

Future non-conference opponents Edit

2013 2014 2015 2016
at Arkansas at Ole Miss vs Akron at Tulane
at Kansas State vs Louisiana Tech at Louisiana Tech
vs Nicholls State
at Akron

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ReferencesEdit


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