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Cajuns running back Raymond Calais (4) gets tackled by a Coastal Carolina defender, after making a big gain during the 48-7 win Thursday.


The Cajuns have turned into a well-oiled machine. While the running game has been the focus of the offense for most of the season, quarterback Levi Lewis raised eyebrows in the passing game by going 26 of 30 for 296 yards and three TDs. The defense continued to be stingy. It was total domination on the road on a short week.


While watching an explosive offense is fun, the job UL’s defense has done over the past month has been stellar. It continues to stifle opponents on third down, produces tackles for losses and has only allowed one touchdown in the past eight quarters. Coastal Carolina's offense was leading the Sun Belt in time of possession this year and did so last year, but UL’s defense ended drives quickly, forcing five punts.


Perhaps the best sign of how well-coached and focused a football team is comes on the road. UL is 4-0 on the road and none of those games have been really close. All four are double-digit wins with convincing performances. The only other road game left on the schedule is at South Alabama on Nov. 16.

Email Kevin Foote at kfoote@theadvocate.com.