Louisiana's Ragin' Cajuns captured their home opener on Saturday evening, defeating the Nicholls St. Colonels, 38-21, in the 11th annual Herbert Heymann Football Classic, at Cajun Field.

The UL defense came up big once again, recording eight sacks, and two turnovers, including a 41-yard interception return for a touchdown by cornerback Dwight "Bill" Bentley.

Special teams was also a big factor in the Cajuns' win, as Melvin White returned a blocked kicked 68 yards for a touchdown, and Brett Baer nailed a 49-yard field goal.









UL senior linebacker Devon Lewis-Buchanan celebrates a fumble recovery in UL's 38-21 win over Nicholls St. on Saturday.


Ragincajuns.com reports that the Cajuns picked up the win in front of 28, 741 fans, the eight largest in Cajun Field history.