The University of Louisiana-Lafayette faces a toughest exam of a deteriorate this week as a Ragin’ Cajuns transport to Oxford, Miss., to face 14th-ranked Ole Miss. The Cajuns come into a diversion after a unsatisfactory 48-20 detriment to Louisiana Tech last week.
This is a initial of dual tough highway games for UL-Lafayette. The Cajuns will transport to face Boise State subsequent week, afterwards thrust into Sun Belt Conference play on Oct. 4 opposite Georgia State.
Here’s a down and stretch on this week’s game:
UL-LAFAYETTE vs. OLE MISS
When/Where: 3 p.m. during Vaught-Hemingway Stadium in Oxford, Miss.
Radio: For UL-Lafayette – KPEL 1420-AM (flagship) and KHXT 107.9 (Lafayette); affiliates – KTUX 98.9 (Shreveport), WGSO 990-AM (New Orleans), KJEF 1290-AM (Jennings), KLCL 1470-AM (Lake Charles), KRJO 1680-AM (Monroe).
Television: SEC Network.
Records: UL-Lafayette 1-1. Ole Miss 2-0.
Coaches: UL-Lafayette – Mark Hudspeth (fourth deteriorate during UL-Lafayette, 28-13; 11th deteriorate overall, 94-34). Ole Miss – Hugh Freeze (third deteriorate during Ole Miss, 17-11; sixth deteriorate overall, 47-18.
Series: Ole Miss leads, 3-0.
Last meeting: Ole Miss won, 43-21, in 2010.
Last week: UL-Lafayette mislaid to Louisiana Tech, 48-20. Ole Miss degraded Vanderbilt, 41-3.
Next week: UL-Lafayette will transport to face Boise State. Ole Miss has a bye.
Game notes: Ole Miss is seventh in a republic in flitting offense, averaging 377.0 yards per game. Rebels quarterback Bo Wallace, a comparison and a second-team preseason All-SEC selection, has finished 48 of 66 passes for 707 yards and 5 touchdowns with 3 interceptions. The Rebels invulnerability has authorised hostile offenses 283.0 yards per game, 27th in a nation. …
UL-Lafayette has nonetheless to force a turnover this season. The Cajuns are minus-five in turnover ratio. UL-Lafayette using behind Elijah McGuire (bruised tailbone) is approaching to play opposite a Rebels. But far-reaching receiver Jamal Robinson (lower left leg injury), from Salmen High, is questionable. Both were harmed in a Louisiana Tech game. The Cajuns are 0-37 opposite SEC teams given 1935. They did kick Texas AM in 1996 before a university assimilated a SEC.
THREE THINGS TO WATCH
1. Bo Wallace had a severe start in a initial half opposite Boise State. Since then, he’s played as advertised. The Rebels comparison quarterback has a good grasp of a offense and, as UL-Lafayette manager Mark Hudspeth said, does a good pursuit of removing a round to a Rebels’ playmakers. The Cajuns delegate has struggled so distant this deteriorate and is permitting 248.5 yards per diversion by a air. If Wallace gets in stroke early, it could be a prolonged day for a Cajuns.
2. The UL-Lafayette using diversion has shown signs of life in a initial dual games though it contingency be some-more consistent. Running behind Elijah McGuire was harmed early in a diversion and singular thereafter. The Cajuns need him and Alonzo Harris in tip form opposite Ole Miss. Quarterback Terrance Broadway made some good plays using a round final week. UL-Lafayette has to settle a run to keep Ole Miss’ offense off a field. That’s a tough sequence opposite a unequivocally good Rebels defensive front.
3. One of a points of importance for UL-Lafayette this week in use was forcing turnovers. The Cajuns haven’t claimed one nonetheless this season. Wallace has thrown 3 interceptions though those were all opposite Boise State. For UL-Lafayette to have a possibility in this game, a Cajuns will have to win a turnover battle.
The bottom line: Ole Miss is a 27-point favorite and seems to be rolling after a bad initial half in a deteriorate opener opposite Boise State. The Rebels might take UL-Lafayette a bit lightly, deliberation how Louisiana Tech rubbed a Cajuns final week. But Ole Miss unequivocally won’t be unaware them. They have a bye subsequent week afterwards play Memphis before jumping into SEC play. But UL-Lafayette hasn’t come tighten to personification during a best yet. This is a gifted group with potential. And remember in 2012, a Cajuns went to Florida and roughly knocked off a Gators, who played in a Allstate Sugar Bowl that season. A unequivocally high sequence for a Cajuns though not unfit if they can get some turnovers.
Trey Iles can be reached during email@example.com or 504.826.3405.