1 WHAT WE LEARNED

The Cajuns have a player in Jordan Davis. He was still a bit of an unknown because of his lack of experience in real-game situations before Saturday, but the Cajuns virtually gave him the entire game to take his lumps and make some plays, and the result was a promising performance. Davis certainly didn’t come out of this game with a lock on the starting quarterback race going into next season, but the Cajuns now have a tangible grasp on what he’s capable of. With another year of polish, Davis could be the future of the program at the position.

2 TRENDING NOW

Complacency kills football seasons, but the Cajuns hope it won’t kill a program. Safety Tracy Walker said after Saturday’s game that the team had become too content with its winning ways and forgot about what got them there in the first place this season. The result was an ugly 4-8 campaign that ended with a thud. To a man, the players and coaches said after the game that the 2016 season starts Sunday. It’ll be another nine months or so until we see start to see whether this season was a fluke or a sign of things to come.

3 FINAL THOUGHTS

This game was a fitting end to a forgettable football season. The Cajuns found themselves behind by a huge margin early, rallied to make a game of it, and then gave it away with avoidable mistakes. They ended the season on a four-game losing streak, something the players and coaches vowed to carry into next season as motivation. But Saturday was also representative of the numerous problems that need to be fixed heading into 2016. The Cajuns have a lot of leaks to plug.

— Luke Johnson