The Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns are looking to become Sun Belt conference champions and are coming off a very successful 9-4 season. Last season was capped off with a New Orleans Bowl victory over East Carolina. This year the Cajuns and head coach Mark Hudspeth are looking for another conference title and another bowl trip. This year they return 13 starters from last season and look to be more experienced across the board.
Leading the charge for the Ragin’ Cajuns is junior quarterback Terrance Broadway, who played last year and got better as the season went on. He will be looking to lead the Cajuns to their third straight Sun Belt title and hopefully third straight bowl game. But no quarterback can do it alone, so he will lean on the running back unit which returns fully intact this season.
The unit will be lead by junior running back Alonzo Harris, who was a 3rd team conference player last year. Harris will also hope to become Louisiana’s first 1,000 yard rusher since Tyrell Fenroy did it in 2005-2008. Those are some mighty big shoes to fill, but with some luck, he will be able to achieve it. The receiving corps lost a couple players but they are adding in Tulsa transfer Ricky Johnson, who will help pick up some of the slack from the younger players.
This unit may not match last year’s numbers, but look for them to be one of the top receiving units in the Sun Belt this season. The offensive line has lost their top two from last season, but are returning 2nd team Sun Belt conference center Andre Huval. While this unit is a little more experienced, they should be able to handle their own during the conference schedule. Overall, the offense looks like it could be one of the best in the conference and could almost be unstoppable at times.
The Defense overall is returning six starters and look to be more experienced across the board. The defensive line returns 3rd team Sun Belt defensive tackle Christian Ringo and looks to be more experienced overall. Look for the line to be the starting point of creating havoc on opposing offenses.
The line backing corps is returning a very deep unit and they will be lead by 2nd team Sun Belt linebacker Justin Anderson. This unit is going to be a veteran group and looks to be stronger this year, look for this unit to wreak havoc for the quarterback. Figure in the depth and veteran leadership of the secondary, this defense could be a big unit for the Ragin’ Cajuns. While they probably won’t pull many surprises, look for them to be the leader of the Sun Belt.
I would expect to see this year’s Ragin’ Cajun squad near the top of the Sun Belt standings all season, I think the key game for them will be with Louisiana Monroe. Depending how that game comes out, they could be looking at a Sun Belt championship and Bowl appearance.
8/31-Arkansas – L
9/7-At Kansas St. – L
9/14-Nichols St. – W
10/5-At Akron – W
10/15-Texas St. – W
10/22-At Arkansas St. – W
11/2-New Mexico St. – W
11/7-Troy – W
11/16-Georgia St. – W
11/3-La. Monroe – W
12/7-At S. Alabama- W
2013 Record: 10-2
*This post has been updated after I was made aware of some bad information. apologies for the mistake*