Football: Here are 13 memorable Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns football games on Cajun Field anniversary
Tim Buckley, The Advertiser, Sept. 24, 2021
(Reposted from Sept. 24, 2021).
UL 29, Texas A&M 22
Sept. 14, 1996
UL 40, UL Monroe 26
Nov. 6, 1982
Down 26-0 at halftime, the Cajuns rallied behind Dwight Prudhomme’s 60-yard quarterback sneak against then-Northeast Louisiana. “The greatest Homecoming comeback in school history,” school president Joseph Savoie said.
UL 36, ULM 35
Nov. 5, 2011
The Cajuns were down by 11 with just more than two minutes remaining, but won behind Ladarius Green’s onside kick recovery. “I loved that moment,” offensive lineman Mykhael Quave said.
UL 42, Southern 19
Sept. 9, 2009
A record crowd of 41,357 watched Southern and its famed Human Jukebox marching band. “It is I think the only time the fire marshal has said, 'You’ve got to quit selling tickets,’ ” play-by-play man Jay Walker said.
Alabama 25, UL 6
Oct. 6, 1990
With plenty of fans in tow, the Crimson Tide made six field goals in its only visit to Cajun Field. “I remember of couple of them saying, ‘I wouldn’t mind coming back here,’ ” Walker said. “I remember the guy who had the box of Tide and the roll of toilet paper on top it – Roll Tide.”
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UL 17, Kansas State 15
Sept. 12, 2009
Tyler Albrecht’s first field goal attempt as a Cajun, a 48-yarder with 32 seconds left, won it.
UL 21, Louisiana Tech 17
Nov. 27, 1993
Coming off a 2-9 season, the Cajuns and freshman quarterback Delhomme beat the Bulldogs to win the Big West Conference championship.
UL 55, Arkansas State 40
Oct. 21, 2014
Running backs Alonzo Harris and Elijah McGuire combined for eight touchdowns in a game that ended in a scuffle after a cheap shot directed at Quave. Two Red Wolves were ejected. The Sun Belt Conference later reprimanded two more Arkansas State players, one from UL, a UL assistant coach and a UL staffer. The officiating crew even was suspended one game.
UL 20, Georgia Southern 18
Sept. 26, 2020
Nate Snyder’s 53-yard field goal as time expired had Cajun players dancing.
UL 24, Arkansas State 19
Nov. 26, 2016
Red Wolves quarterback Justice Hansen was hauled down shy of a first down on a late fourth-down play, but lateraled to an offensive lineman who scooped the ball up on two bounces and scored. A-State players celebrated before police directed them away from UL’s sideline. But the TD was overturned upon review, igniting a crazy celebration. UL coach Mark Hudspeth called coach Blake Anderson to apologize for his players’ behavior.
UL 29, Arkansas State 28
Nov. 18, 1989
Quarterback Brian Mitchell’s 7-yard touchdown run with 40 seconds left and 2-point conversion pass to Corey Williams won it.
ULM 56, UL 50 (double overtime)
Sept. 23, 2017
Arkansas State 21, UL 7
Nov. 21, 1992
The Cajuns ended a 2-9 season with a loss cut short by wild second-half weather.