2013 Louisiana–Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns football team

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2013 Louisiana–Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns football
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Sun Belt Conference Co-Champions
New Orleans Bowl Champions
New Orleans Bowl vs Tulane, W 24–21
Conference Sun Belt Conference
2013 record 9–4 (5–2 Sun Belt)
Head coach Mark Hudspeth (3rd year)
Offensive coordinator Jay Johnson (3rd year)
Offensive scheme Spread
Defensive coordinator James Willis (1st year)
Base defense 4–3
Home stadium Cajun Field
(Capacity: 31,000)
Seasons
« 2012 2014 »
2013 Sun Belt football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Louisiana–Lafayette §   5 2         9 4  
Arkansas State §   5 2         8 5  
WKU   4 3         8 4  
Louisiana–Monroe   4 3         6 6  
South Alabama   4 3         6 6  
Troy   4 3         6 6  
Texas State   2 5         6 6  
Georgia State*   0 7         0 12  
§ – Conference co-champions
  • Georgia State ineligible for post-season bowl games due to FBS transition and ineligible for Sun Belt Conference championship due to Sun Belt Conference decision.
    Rankings from AP Poll

The 2013 Louisiana–Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns football team represented the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in the 2013 NCAA Division I FBS football season. They were led by third year head coach Mark Hudspeth and played their home games at Cajun Field. They were a member of the Sun Belt Conference. They finished the season 9–4, 5–2 in Sun Belt play to claim a share of the conference title with Arkansas State. They were invited to the New Orleans Bowl for the third consecutive year where they defeated Tulane.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent Site TV Result Attendance
August 31 3:00 PM at Arkansas* Donald W. Reynolds Razorback StadiumFayetteville, AR SECRN L 14–34   69,801
September 7 5:30 PM at Kansas State* Bill Snyder Family Football StadiumManhattan, KS FS1 L 27–48   53,073
September 14 6:00 PM Nicholls State* Cajun FieldLafayette, LA ESPN3 W 70–7   28,871
September 21 5:00 PM at Akron* InfoCision StadiumAkron, OH ESPN3 W 35–30   18,806
October 5 6:00 PM Texas State Cajun Field • Lafayette, LA RCN/ESPN3 W 48–24   23,108
October 15 7:00 PM at WKU Houchens Industries–L. T. Smith StadiumBowling Green, KY ESPN2 W 37–20   16,359
October 22 7:00 PM at Arkansas State Liberty Bank StadiumJonesboro, AR ESPN2 W 23–7   24,578
November 2 4:00 PM New Mexico State*dagger Cajun Field • Lafayette, LA RCN/ESPN3 W 49–35   30,028
November 7 6:30 PM Troy Cajun Field • Lafayette, LA ESPNU W 41–36   22,562
November 16 1:00 PM at Georgia State Georgia DomeAtlanta, GA ESPN3 W 35–21   14,415
November 30 6:00 PM Louisiana–Monroe Cajun Field • Lafayette, LA (Battle on the Bayou) Sun Belt Network L 28–31   25,309
December 7 7:00 PM at South Alabama Ladd Peebles StadiumMobile, AL RCN/ESPN3 L 8–30   16,124
December 21 8:00 PM vs. Tulane* Mercedes-Benz SuperdomeNew Orleans, LA (New Orleans Bowl) ESPN W 24–21   54,728
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from Coaches Poll released prior to game. All times are in Central Time.

Game notes[edit]

@ Arkansas[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Ragin' Cajuns 0 7 7 0 14
Razorbacks 7 13 14 0 34



@ Kansas State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Ragin' Cajuns 3 0 21 3 27
Wildcats 10 10 21 7 48



Nicholls State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Colonels 0 7 0 0 7
Ragin' Cajuns 28 21 14 7 70


@ Akron[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Ragin' Cajuns 7 7 7 14 35
Zips 0 14 3 13 30


Texas State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Bobcats 0 3 7 14 24
Ragin' Cajuns 14 14 17 3 48



@ Western Kentucky[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Ragin' Cajuns 0 13 10 14 37
Hilltoppers 10 3 0 7 20


@ Arkansas State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Ragin' Cajuns 10 10 3 0 23
Red Wolves 0 7 0 0 7


New Mexico State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Aggies 21 7 0 7 35
Ragin' Cajuns 7 7 13 22 49


Troy[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Trojans 6 20 3 7 36
Ragin' Cajuns 21 14 0 6 41


@ Georgia State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Ragin' Cajuns 7 14 7 7 35
Panthers 0 14 7 0 21


Louisiana–Monroe[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Warhawks 7 7 14 3 31
Ragin' Cajuns 14 7 0 7 28


@ South Alabama[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Ragin' Cajuns 7 14 7 7 35
Jaguars 0 14 7 0 21



Tulane–New Orleans Bowl[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Green Wave 0 14 7 0 21
Ragin' Cajuns 14 7 0 3 24

David Witvoet (Big Ten) was the game referee.


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