UL, Tech to Renew Football Series
Louisiana’s Ragin’ Cajuns announced today that their football series with Louisiana Tech will resume after what will be a ten year absence.
The two teams will play at Cajun Field on October 4, 2014. The Cajuns will return the trip to Joe Aillet Stadium in Ruston on Oct. 3, 2015.
This annoucement not only sets up a resumption of the football series between the two schools, but could also mean future scheduling between the two schools in other sports.
The two schools haven’t played each other in any sport since 2009. In 2008, then-UL Director of Athletics David Walker shut down any scheduling with the Bulldogs, pending a resumption of the football series, with the first game of the series to be played in Lafayette. The teams played in softball in 2009 since contracts had already been signed.
The two schools had tentatively agreed on a couple of occasions to resume the football series, but contracts were never signed by both parties.
The last meeting between the Cajuns and Bulldogs on the football field came back in the 2004 season in Ruston, when Louisiana Tech took a 24-20 win over the Cajuns. In that game. quarterback Jerry Babb threw for 327 yards and marched the Cajuns toward the Tech end zone with time running out. But after a completion to the seven yard line, time ran out before the Cajuns could spike the ball and get another play off. Ryan Moats had a big game for the Bulldogs, rushing for 257 yards on 34 carries.
Louisiana Tech has won the last six meetings between the two teams. The last Cajuns win came in the 1996 season.