Cajuns Unzip Akron With 35-30 Victory
Louisiana's Ragin' Cajuns improved to 2-2 on the 2013 season, earning an out of conference road win over the Akron Zips 35-30.
Terrance Broadway was sensational, accounting for all 5 UL touchdowns (3 pass, 2 run). As a team, the Cajuns gained 460 yards Saturday night. Broadway earned (305 passing, 68 rushing) 373 total yards.
With all the impressive offensive numbers, it took Louisiana a little while to get going. However, the Cajun defense made key plays early. TJ Worthy intercepted Zip QB Kyle Pohl on Akron's first possession, while sixth-year senior Rodney Gillis picked off Pohl on the next Zip possession.
"A big win (for us) going into the open weekend," UL head coach Mark Hudspeth said immediately following the win. "I thought we played well at times...well enough to get the victory."
Ragin' Cajun wide receiver Jamal Robinson had a career night, reeling in a career-best 8 receptions for 124 yards and 2 touchdowns. Senior Darryl Surgent finished with 7 catches for 83 yards and a score, while fellow senior Devin Figaro had a Cajun career-best 4 catches for 53 yards.
The second half saw four lead changes. Louisiana took a lead they wouldn't relinquish at the 8:07 mark of the 4th quarter on a Robinson touchdown. However, it's what followed that caught Akron off guard.
Hunter Stover successfully kicked an onside kick, recovered the ball himself, and set-up a 5 play scoring drive that helped put the Cajuns up 35-24. (View the onside kick here)
"I wanted to put the dagger in right there," explained Hudspeth of the onside kick. "We're gonna win the 4th quarter (every game)."
Louisiana will have off next weekend with a bye, before opening up Sun Belt Conference play as they'll welcome Texas State to Cajun field on October 5th.
"Coming home 2-0 in our new season, I know the place (Cajun field) is gonna be electric."