The Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns (2-1) were absolutely dominant in all facets on Saturday night against Texas Southern (0-3), putting up a program-record 77 points..
How It Happened
After a nice 37-yard kickoff return by Raymond Calais, it just took five plays to get the Cajuns on the board with Elijah Mitchell finding the endzone on a three-yard run. After the Cajuns defense forced a three-and-out, Levi Lewis helped the Cajuns offense march down the field through the air and let Calais pound it in from two yards out to make it 14-0.
After a 44-yard field goal from Richard Garcia, Lewis found Trey Ragas in the endzone to make it 21-0 before the first quarter even started. Louisiana made it 28-3 just before the end of the first quarter with Calais running it in from 16 yards out.
It was more of the same in the second quarter with Ragas putting on the jets on a 34-yard run to make it 35-3.
Lewis really put the exclamation point on the first half when he connected with freshman Peter Leblanc on a 53-yard touchdown pass.
With the Cajuns comfortably ahead 56-6 at the break, both coaches agreed to play ten minute quarters to finish things up. Backup QB Jai’ave Magalei connected with Cassius Allen late in the third quarter to make it 63-6. Michael Orphey and Ashton Johnson finished the job in the fourth quarter to make it a program-record 77 points.
Big Number: 15
The Cajuns spread the wealth on Saturday night with 15 different players recording a reception. Another impressive night for the Cajuns receiving corps that has been underrated.
Player of the Game: Raymond Calais
Calais was eating both in the run game as well as on special teams with 132 all-purpose yards. It was about time for the Cecilia native to get it done.
Next Up: Saturday at Ohio; Kickoff at 1 pm