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Milestone Football Games


October 16, 1902 UL hosted LSU, marking the Cajuns’ first intercollegiate game. 
The Tigers prevailed by a score of 42-0, marking the first football game between the two schools.

Source: 2019 Football Media Guide, page 89. Posted by Dr. Ed Dugas
AN Footnote: This was the second football game in the 1902 calendar year, as the Cajuns had played Opelousas twice during the 1901 season. The first one on Dec. 21, 1901 in Opelousas (W 6-5) and the return game on Saturday, Jan. 11, 1902 on the UL campus (W 21-0).   

Click here for the 1901 Football Photo Gallery.

MILESTONE GAMES

Source: 2019 Football Media Guide, page 84. Posted by Dr. Ed Dugas  

First Game December 21, 1901 Louisiana 6, Opelousas 5

50th Game November 20, 1912 Northwestern State 13, Louisiana 6

100th Game October 11, 1919 Tulane 73, Louisiana 0

200th Game November 30, 1929 Northwestern State 6, Louisiana 0

213th Game October 10, 1931 Fort Crockett (TX) 25, Louisiana 0 (first home night game)

300th Game November 15, 1940 Southern Miss 21, Louisiana 13

323rd Game January 1, 1944 Louisiana 24, Arkansas A&M 7 Oil Bowl -- First Bowl Game)

356th Game October 25, 1947 Louisiana 38, Louisiana College 7 (First Homecoming Game)

400th Game October 4, 1952 Louisiana 54, Troy 14

500th Game October 27, 1962 Louisiana 18, ULM 10
583rd Game December 12, 1970 Tennessee State 26, Louisiana 25 (Grantland Rice Bowl)

585th Game September 25, 1971 Louisiana 21, Santa Clara 0 (First Game at Cajun Field)

600th Game October 21, 1972 Lamar 3, Louisiana 0

700th Game October 31, 1981 Louisiana 17, Louisiana Tech 17

800th Game November 10, 1990 Louisiana 17, Arkansas State 16

858th Game September 14, 1996 Louisiana 29, #25 Texas A&M 22 (First Victory Over a Ranked Team)

900th Game November 20, 1999 Louisiana 37, Wofford 34 (OT)

915th Game October 29, 2001 Middle Tennessee 26, Louisiana 9 (First Sun Belt Conference Game)

965th Game October 29, 2005 Louisiana 31, Troy 28 (OT) (100th Victory at Cajun Field)

968th Game November 26, 2005 Louisiana 54, ULM 21 (Clinched First Sun Belt Conference Championship)

1,000th Game November 1, 2008 Louisiana 49, FIU 20

1,041st Game December 17, 2011 Louisiana 32, San Diego State 30* (R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl)

1,054th Game December 22, 2012 Louisiana 43, East Carolina 34 (R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl)

1,066th Game December 21, 2013 Louisiana 24, Tulane 21* (R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl)

1,079th Game December 20, 2014 Louisiana 16, Nevada 3 (R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl)

1,104th Game December 17, 2016 Southern Miss 28, Louisiana 21 (R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl)
* Game vacated due to NCAA sanctions.

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