2011 Louisiana–Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns football team

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2011 Louisiana–Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns football
UL Lafayette Wordmark.jpg
New Orleans Bowl Champions
Conference Sun Belt Conference
2011 record 9–4 (6–2 Sun Belt)
Head coach Mark Hudspeth (1st year)
Offensive coordinator Jay Johnson
Defensive coordinator Greg Stewart
Home stadium Cajun Field
(Capacity: 31,000)
Seasons
« 2010 2012 »
2011 Sun Belt football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Arkansas State   8 0         10 3  
WKU   7 1         7 5  
Louisiana–Lafayette   6 2         9 4  
FIU   5 3         8 5  
North Texas   4 4         5 7  
Louisiana–Monroe   3 5         4 8  
Troy   2 6         3 9  
Middle Tennessee   1 7         2 10  
Florida Atlantic   0 8         1 11  
† – Conference champion
As of January 9, 2012; Rankings from AP Poll

The 2011 Louisiana–Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns team represented the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in the 2011 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Ragin' Cajuns were led by first year head coach Mark Hudspeth and played their home games at Cajun Field. They are members of the Sun Belt Conference. They finished the season 9–4, 6–2 in Sun Belt play to finish in third place. They were invited to the New Orleans Bowl, the program's first ever bowl game, where they defeated San Diego State.

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Date Time Opponent Site TV Result Attendance
September 3 6:00 PM at #8 Oklahoma State* Boone Pickens StadiumStillwater, OK FCS L 34–61   55,382
September 10 6:00 PM at Kent State* Dix StadiumKent, OH W 20–12   10,386
September 17 6:00 PM Nicholls State* Cajun FieldLafayette, LA Ragin Cajuns Network/ESPN3 W 38–21   28,741
September 24 5:00 PM at Florida International FIU StadiumMiami, FL ESPN3 W 36–31   16,780
October 1 6:00 PM Florida Atlantic Cajun Field • Lafayette, LA RCN/ESPN3 W 37–34   26,339
October 8 7:00 PM Troy Cajun Field • Lafayette, LA ESPN3 W 31–17   29,775
October 15 4:00 PM North Texasdagger Cajun Field • Lafayette, LA RCN/ESPN3 W 30–10   32,823[2]
October 22 3:00 PM at Western Kentucky Houchens Industries – L. T. Smith StadiumBowling Green, KY L 23–42   15,122
October 29 6:30 PM at Middle Tennessee Johnny "Red" Floyd StadiumMurfreesboro, TN Sun Belt Network W 45–20   13,500
November 5 2:30 PM Louisiana–Monroe Cajun Field • Lafayette, LA (Battle on the Bayou) Sun Belt Network W 36–35   28,176
November 12 2:00 PM at Arkansas State ASU StadiumJonesboro, AR L 21–30   20,261
November 26 2:00 PM at Arizona* Arizona StadiumTucson, AZ L 37–45   38,819
December 17 8:00 PM vs. San Diego State* Mercedes-Benz SuperdomeNew Orleans, LA (New Orleans Bowl) ESPN W 32–30   42,841
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from Coaches Poll released prior to game. All times are in Central Time.

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