Louisiana’s Ragin’ Cajuns receive first ever FBS Bowl Bid

By Kevin Kelley -

New Orleans BowlLouisiana’s Ragin’ Cajuns have received their first ever bowl bid at the FBS level, the school announced today. The Cajuns will play in the 2011 R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl.

The game will be played on Saturday, December 17, 2011 at 9:00 p.m. ET at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana (ESPN and ESPN 3D). The Cajuns will be the first ever school from Louisiana to play in the bowl game.

Louisiana-Lafayette is slated to face the 2nd through sixth seed from Conference USA. But the opposing team could come from another conference if C-USA can’t provide a bowl eligible team.

Since joining Division I back in 1974, the Ragin’ Cajuns have never played in a bowl game. Their only winning record during that span was 6-5 in 2005.

Louisiana’s Ragin’ Cajuns are currently 8-3 overall and 6-2 in Sun Belt Conference play. They close out the 2011 regular season on Saturday with a non-conference game at Arizona.

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One Comment to Louisiana’s Ragin’ Cajuns receive first ever FBS Bowl Bid

  1. Paul said....

    Cajuns have always been Division 1. They are the only Sunbelt program that has never been FCS or Division 1 – AA.

    November 29, 2011 at 7:05 pm