1. WHAT WE LEARNED
This Cajuns offense is still the real deal without Jamal Robinson. There were questions after last week’s game about whether the offense would be able to keep the pace it had set in the previous two weeks now that teams could game plan for them not having Robinson in the lineup. That question appears to be answered. The Cajuns rolled up 521 total yards, averaging 7.1 yards per play, and scored a season-high 55 points in the win. All this against the Sun Belt’s top-ranked scoring, total and rushing defense.
2. TRENDING NOW
Fun Belt, literally. With Game 1 of the World Series quickly turning into a blowout, people around the country took to Twitter while watching the craziness unfold at Cajun Field. The game had everything, from 70-plus yard touchdowns (three of ’em!) to player ejections to fake punts called from your own 6-yard line. It was exactly the type of exposure the conference was looking for when it negotiated the Tuesday night deal. Unfortunately, the midweek start negatively impacts the local fan base: Only 21,760 showed up to the game.
3. FINAL THOUGHTS
The Cajuns have already dealt with plenty of adversity this season. That’s why it wasn’t surprising that when the Red Wolves started making their furious comeback, the Cajuns didn’t blink. The defense that was much maligned earlier this season? That gave up nearly 400 yards in an insane first half? It limited the Red Wolves to just 31 yards in the third quarter. The Cajuns defense sprung a few leaks, but it did not sink. And when the running attack is going the way it was Tuesday night, the Cajuns are a hard team to beat.