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Football: Lewis Named to Davey O’Brien Award Great 8 List

Quarterback helped Louisiana upset No. 23 Iowa State on Saturday afternoon

LAFAYETTE – After helping Louisiana to its first-ever victory over a ranked opponent on the road against No. 23 Iowa State, Levi Lewis has been named to the Davey O'Brien Award Great 8 List, the award's foundation announced on Monday morning.
 
Lewis, a Davey O'Brien Award Preseason Watch List member, went 13-21 for 154 yards and one touchdown in the upset victory against Iowa State. Lewis also delivered a 78-yard touchdown strike to Peter LeBlanc, which was a career high and the longest completed pass by a Ragin' Cajuns quarterback since 2013.
 
Behind Lewis' stellar play, Louisiana earned its second-ever win over a top-25 team, the first coming on Sept. 14, 1996, when Louisiana defeated No. 25 Texas A&M, 29-22, in Lafayette. It was also the program's first win over a ranked team on the road.
 
The Ragin' Cajuns also received their first-ever national rankings in the modern era after the historic victory after being voted No. 19 in the Associated Press Top 25 Poll and No. 21 in the USA Today Amway Coaches Poll.
 
Louisiana returns to action on Saturday, Sept. 19, when it travels to Atlanta to open Sun Belt Conference play against Georgia State. Kickoff is slated for 11 a.m. CST and will be broadcast nationally on ESPN2.
 
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Davey O'Brien Award Great 8:
Micale Cunningham, Louisville
Sam Ehlinger, Texas
Frank Harris, UTSA
Trevor Lawrence, Clemson
Levi Lewis, Louisiana
Grayson McCall, Coastal Carolina
Spencer Rattler, Oklahoma
Jeff Sims, Georgia Tech