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Football: Louisiana Football Announces 2021 Season Schedule
Three-time defending West Division champions open season at Texas on Sept. 4
LAFAYETTE - Highlighted by an exciting road season opener and six games at Cajun Field, Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns Football and the Sun Belt Conference officially announced the 2021 schedule on Monday afternoon.
Four of the Ragin' Cajuns' six home games will be played on Saturdays, with the team set to play two nationally televised midweek contests at Cajun Field during the 2021 season on Tuesday, Oct. 12, against Appalachian State and Thursday, Nov. 4, against Georgia State.
The 2021 campaign will officially kick off on Saturday, Sept. 4, when Louisiana travels to Austin to take on Texas. This will be the second-straight season the Ragin' Cajuns have opened a season against a Big 12 Conference opponent after the squad beat No. 23 Iowa State in Ames, Iowa, 31-14, on Sept. 12, 2020.
Following the road opener, the team returns home for two-straight Saturday non-conference contests against Nicholls State (Sept. 11) and Ohio (Sept. 18).
Louisiana begins Sun Belt play with back-to-back road Saturday matchups at Georgia Southern (Sept. 25) and at South Alabama (Oct. 2), before returning to Cajun Field for its league home opener against Appalachian State (Oct. 12).
Nine days after the showdown with the Mountaineers, the Ragin' Cajuns will play their third midweek game of the season as they head north to take on Arkansas State on Thursday, Oct. 21, in Jonesboro.
Texas State then comes to town on Saturday, Oct. 30, to cap off the month of October, and that matchup is quickly followed by a cross-division home meeting with Georgia State on Thursday, Nov. 4.
The Ragin' Cajuns will travel to Troy for the first time since the 2018 campaign on Saturday, Nov. 13, before trekking to Lynchburg, Virginia, on Saturday, Nov. 20, to close out its road slate and non-conference play with a return trip to Liberty.
Louisiana will conclude the regular season against ULM on Saturday, Nov. 27; the fourth consecutive season the Ragin' Cajuns will end the year with the Warhawks.
The 2021 Sun Belt Championship Game is scheduled to be held on Saturday, Dec. 4, at a campus site. Louisiana, who has won three-straight West Division titles, has been involved in each of the last three title contests.
Game times and television designations for all 12 contests will be announced as information becomes available.
Louisiana Football's 2021 season and the fourth year of the Billy Napier Era will arrive soon. Fans are encouraged to secure their season tickets now, which includes Louisiana's six games at Cajun Field. More information can be obtained by calling the Louisiana Athletics Ticket Office at the Cajundome, (337) 265-2170, or by visiting the office in-person.
Fans interested in attending the Ragin' Cajuns' season-opening game at Texas (Sept. 4) can have their names added to a waiting list here.
Ragin' Cajuns supporters interested in premium seating opportunities at Cajun Field for the 2021 season can find more information here. Fans interested in renewing their season tickets can do so here.
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