Ragin’ Cajuns QB Terrance Broadway led his team to over 400 yards of offense against Nevada to record their 4th straight win in the New Orleans Bowl.
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From 1973 until 2009 the Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns had never received a bowl game invitation. Since 2011, however, the team has now won four consecutive New Orleans Bowls, this year with a 16-3 win over the Nevada Wolf Pack.
With QB Terrance Broadway leading the Ragin’ Cajuns, they never gave up the lead after they took it on a 17-yard TD pass from Broadway to C.J. Bates in the first quarter. Louisiana-Lafayette extended their lead with a FG from PK Hunter Stover. Nevada was simply unable to get anything going offensively, with star QB Cody Fajardo completing less than 50% of his passes on the day and less than 100 yards rushing for the entire team. The Wolf Pack was fortunate enough to avoid a first-half shutout with a FG from PK Brent Zuzo, but it would prove futile in the second half.
After a scoreless third quarter the Ragin’ Cajuns continued to make the necessary plays for key first downs – compiling 26 on the day and converting 6 of 14 third downs – and extending their lead with two more FGs from Hunter Stover to dig the Wolf Pack into a hole too big to return from. With 4:57 left in the game Stover kicked an easy 35-yarder to give the Ragin’ Cajuns their 16-3 final score.