SAN MARCOS, Texas — As it was, the Ragin’ Cajuns were just getting used to having Jamal Robinson in the lineup again.
The dynamic senior wide receiver left early in the first quarter with what team officials termed a “right foot” injury and did not return in a 34-10 win against Texas State.
Robinson hobbled off after the Cajuns’ fourth play from scrimmage after a defender rolled over his right ankle following an incomplete pass.
The possibly good news is that Robinson did not re-injure his left knee, which knocked him out of two-and-a-half games this season.
The definitely good news was that, for the first time this season, the Cajuns moved the ball without him in the lineup. The Bobcats brought their defenders up in the box to stop the rushing attack, but the Cajuns still found some holes.
Quarterback Terrance Broadway still wasn’t able to connect with the other outside receivers on anything outside of a pretty 23-yard completion to James Butler on a stop fade, but the Cajuns got other players involved in the pass game.
“Obviously we missed him,” Cajuns coach Mark Hudspeth said. “Any time you don’t have him, you miss your big-play guy.”
After the game, Hudspeth did not have an answer when asked if the injury would cause Robinson to miss more time. Robinson entered as the team’s leader with 260 yards and four touchdowns despite missing so much time.
With a 2-yard run in the fourth quarter, senior running back Alonzo Harris moved past former quarterback Michael Desormeaux into third place on the school’s all-time rushing yards list.
Broadwaymoved into second on the all-time passing yards list. Broadway passed Jerry Babb with a 21-yard completion to Elijah McGuire in the second-quarter.
Georgia game confirmed
UL-Lafayette Athletic Director Scott Farmer confirmed a report from earlier this week that the Cajuns would play at Georgia in November 2016.
“We really like to play a (nonconference) game late every year, a big game if possible; it’s just very hard to do,” Farmer said.
The Cajuns have scheduled a Southeastern Conference opponent for six straight seasons. The Cajuns travel to Kentucky on Sept. 5 next season, Georgia in 2016 and Texas A&M in 2017.
“We’ve been talking to Georgia for a while, but the date just fell into our lap in the last month,” Farmer said.
Farmer also confirmed the $1.2 million payout listed in the original report.
The Cajuns announced their Nov. 29 regular-season finale at Troy would kick off at 11:30 a.m. rather than the previously scheduled 6:30 p.m. start.
Elijah McGuire’s 62-yard TD reception in the first quarter was the Cajuns’ longest play from scrimmage this season. … QB Brooks Haack, LG Donovan Williams and LB Boris Anyama, all Texas natives, served as captains alongside senior Trae Johnson. … The Cajuns wore white from head-to-toe Tuesday night. … The Cajuns have won their past three Tuesday night games.