Boise State 34, UL-Lafayette 9: Three-and-out _lowres

Associated Press photo by OTTO KITSINGER -- UL-Lafayette running back Elijah McGuire runs the ball against Boise State safety Darian Thompson during the first half of Saturday's game in Boise, Idaho. The Broncos won 34-9.


What can you really learn when three of the four performances have followed almost exactly the same script? Without injured wide receiver Jamal Robinson, the Cajuns have almost no explosion offensively. The defense was torn to shreds through the air and on the ground. The offense struggled to move the ball after it fell into an early hole. The Cajuns lost the turnover battle. These are all things that could’ve been written the past three weeks.


When the Cajuns lined up for what would’ve been a 38-yard field goal, the snap caught holder Jake Guidry by surprise and the ball bounced off his face mask. Unfazed, senior kicker Hunter Stover picked it up, rolled to his right and heaved a prayer downfield. Reserve tight end Evan Tatford hauled it in for a 14-yard gain and a first down. It was a momentary bright spot for the Cajuns.


Now that the Cajuns have been blown out in three straight games without showing signs of life on offense or defense, it’s time to start worrying. Quarterback Terrance Broadway hasn’t looked anything like the player most thought he’d be this season, and the defense has been below average. The Cajuns can still turn it around, but they need to find an answer quickly.