Ragin’ Cajuns 42, Troy 23: Three and out _lowres

Photo by BRAD KEMP/RaginCajuns.com -- Quarterback Terrance Broadway and the Cajuns are running to their fourth straight bowl appearance, though they don't know where that will be.


The Cajuns defense might be built of the most flexible bend-but-don’t-break material known to man. Once again, the Cajuns surrendered a big yardage total in their 42-23 win over Troy, and once again they found a way to make enough plays to win. The Cajuns forced and recovered two fumbles, both in their own territory, and turned in a goal-line stand. They also turned in a solid effort on third down, limiting the Trojans to a 3-for-11 result.


The Cajuns amassed 344 rushing yards against Troy The three-headed monster of Elijah McGuire, Alonzo Harris and Terrance Broadway accounted for 333 of those yards and all six of the Cajuns’ touchdowns. Sometimes, the Cajuns had all three of them on the field together, allowing them to maximize the misdirection they used with success. The Cajuns are at their best when they can impose their will on their opponents as they did Saturday.


The Cajuns’ 8-4 regular season record is not what many people were hoping for, but the Cajuns’ response to their miserable start shouldn’t be lost on anyone. As coach Mark Hudspeth said, there were two directions the team could’ve gone after three straight September losses. It chose to not give up hope, and that resulted in their best Sun Belt Conference record (7-1) in school history.