Cajuns spring game: Luke Johnson’s three things to know _lowres

Advocate photo by PAUL KIEU -- Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns receiver Al Riles (2) leads the team out of the tunnel prior to the Louisiana-Lafayette football spring game on April 16, 2016 at Cajun Field in Lafayette, LA.

1.What we learned

We’ve heard plenty about redshirt freshman Jordan Wright impressing the coaching staff with his strong performance in spring practice, but he finally got to show that off in Saturday’s spring game. Rushing against what was mostly the first-team defense, Wright picked up 88 yards and a touchdown on 19 carries. He easily turned in the most impressive individual performance by an offensive player, and he might have positioned himself to be the top option behind stud senior Elijah McGuire once the fall rolls around.

2.Trending now

Have a day, Gunner Hudspeth. The eldest of coach Mark Hudspeth’s kids turned in an excellent performance in his first time playing in a Cajuns uniform, completing 3 of 4 passes for 70 yards and leading his team on a pair of fourth-quarter scoring drives to win the game for the White squad. His completions went for 30, 24 and 16 yards — three of the four longest ones of the day — and he also showed some heady awareness when he slid behind the line of scrimmage rather than throw the ball away late in the game to keep the clock running.

3. Final thoughts

The purpose of the spring game was to give the fans a taste of what is on the horizon and, most importantly, to have every one of those players on the field ready to contribute once preseason camp rolls around in August. With that in mind, Saturday was a success. Yes, Hudspeth and the fans would have liked to see a quarterback assert himself, but the Cajuns accomplished their main goal and can now start the process of preparing for the 2016 season with everybody healthily in the fold.