It was the final game of the regular season for the Ragin' Cajuns Football program, their record sat at 5-6 overall, needing to garner one more victory in order to become bowl eligible. Standing in their way were the Appalachian State Mountaineers.

The team had themselves a golden opportunity to become bowl eligible last week at home, on senior night, against a 1-9 team. Unfortunately, they weren’t able to take advantage. The path now would be much more difficult.

Coming into this game, again the question would be who would start at quarterback? Would it be junior, Jordan Davis or freshman Levi Lewis?

Well, we would find out the answer to that question in the pregame interview with coach Mark Hudspeth that the quarterback would be Jordan Davis.

The Cajuns would start the game with the football and things seemed to go pretty smoothly, it was a touchdown from Davis to Devin Scott for his first career touchdown catch.

After the defense was able to hold on a 4th and one you were feeling great as a UL fan. You were thinking, boy this game couldn't have started any better!

That would end up being the last real positive moment for the Ragin' Cajuns until late in the fourth quarter when freshman quarterback Levi Lewis would score a rushing touchdown to stop the bleeding. The bleeding was more of a gash that App State opened up by scoring an astonishing, 56 unanswered points against the UL defense.

Mountaineer quarterback Taylor Lamb really flashed in this game as he threw for over 240 yards, four touchdowns, and no interceptions. He was also very effective on the ground where he picked up 87 yards and a score.

In addition, wide receiver Thomas Hennigan had himself quite the day himself. He ended up catching each and every touchdown thrown by Taylor Lamb along with 99 yards receiving.

All in all it was a disappointing end to the season, there will be no playoff bowl game this year, and we're not sure if coach Mark Hudspeth will return.

However, what we do know is that coach Hudspeth has raised the bar for this program. An average season used to be acceptable but again, the bar has been raised, and the expectations higher. For that, we'll forever be grateful to Mark Hudspeth and wait and see how things play out as this 2017 season wraps up.

 

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