LAFAYETTE — After a winless start to its season, Louisiana-Lafayette wasn’t about have another letdown.
One week after Nicholls State upset Western Michigan on the road, the Ragin’ Cajuns improved to 11-1 at home under head coach Mark Hudspeth and used five turnovers and 620 total yards to rout the Colonels 70-7 Saturday night.
ULL was dominant on the ground, gaining 456 yards.
“I thought our backs were impressive,” Hudspeth said
The Cajuns led 49-7 at the half, and the 70 points is the most ULL has scored since putting up 75 against Lake Charles Air Force base in 1943.
“Coming into this game, you never know what to expect,” Hudspeth said. “We told them that nothing short of their best was going to be acceptable at Cajun Field. I thought we worked hard."
The Cajuns had four backs over 60 yards rushing and a score, led by freshman Elijah McGuire’s 137 yards and three touchdowns.
McGuire put his stamp on the game with his third score. In the third quarter with the Cajuns up 56-7, McGuire dragged a Nicholls defender at the end of his 42-yard touchdown.
“That was the kind of run I haven’t seen in a long time,” Hudspeth said.
The game began just as resoundingly, with Alonzo Harris running for a 65-yard touchdown on the third play from scrimmage.
Nicholls State broke the shutout late in the first half when Tuscani Figaro connected with Demon Bolt on a 36-yard touchdown pass.
Torrey Pierce added two rushing touchdowns for the Cajuns.