FAU Heads To Louisiana To Battle Cajuns
MIAMI (CBSMiami.com) – The Florida Atlantic Owls look to notch their first win of the season this year on Saturday when they welcome in the University of Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns.
Louisiana is coming off an upset of the Florida International Golden Panthers last Saturday at FIU stadium. FAU is coming off three straight brutal losses to major Football Bowl Subdivision teams.
FAU played at Florida, Michigan State, and Auburn to open up the season. In those games, the Owls have managed a total of 17 points. They were shut out by Michigan State and managed only a field goal against the Gators.
Not surprisingly, FAU’s scoring offense is ranked dead last in the entire country, averaging just under six points per game. FAU’s total offense numbers this season are also dead last in the country with the team managing just 164 yards per game.
Defensively, FAU is allowing 38 points per game and more than 400 yards of total offense in the team’s first three games this season.
Luckily for FAU, they step back down in competition to their own conference against Louisiana-Lafayette. The Ragin Cajuns are averaging 32 points per game this season against teams including Oklahoma State and FIU.
The Cajuns also rank 70th in the country in total defense, giving up just 373 yards per game this season, with the majority of those yards coming against the prolific passing attack of Oklahoma State.
Louisiana will be led by head coach Mark Hudspeth. He is a former coach of the University of North Alabama Lions where he put together a 66-21 record and won two Gulf South Conference championships, while making five NCAA D-2 playoff appearances.
Hudspeth also spent time in 2009 and 2011 as the passing game coordinator and wide receivers coach for Mississippi State University.
FAU’s game is set to kickoff in Louisiana at 7 p.m. and can be seen on ESPN’s Gameplan package or on ESPN3.com.