The Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns have come out firing on all cylinders this season with one of our best seasons to date.
With Levi Lewis and Elijah Mitchell handling the offensive load for the Cajuns, we have seen our defense step up as well.
The connection of Lewis and Peter Leblanc has been lethal, as Leblanc is leading the team in receptions as well as yardage. Leblanc has been Mr. Reliable as of late, seemingly catching any ball coming his way.
The one-two punch of Mitchell and Trey Ragas on the ground has been a killer combination as they have split carries almost directly down the middle.
Mitchell has attempted 87 rushes with 502 yards and five touchdowns, as Ragas has 84 attempts with 444 yards and six touchdowns.
The rushing attack has been one of the most potent forces of our offense. With Ragas and Mitchell opting in to a two-back system, it shows their maturity and ability to conform to anything in order to win.
Through the air, we have seen Lewis hit numerous targets this season, spreading the ball out to virtually any receiver with success.
Leading the team in receptions and receiving yards, Leblanc has been one of the most effective receivers in the Sun Belt Conference, though he is not the only receiver making a name for himself.
Freshman wide out Kyren Lacy has been the shiftiest receiver on our Cajuns roster. The true freshman out of Thibodaux has made incredible strides in the right direction as he is already poised and prepared for every moment. His impact offensively has been huge as he has already collected 16 receptions for 249 yards and two touchdowns.
Lacy, a four-star prospect per 24/7 Sports, had offers from all over the country including Houston, Miami, Virginia and numerous others before deciding to stay closer to home and play for Head Coach Billy Napier.
Defensively, the Cajuns have relied on their lethal linebacker core of Lorenzo McCaskill and Ferrod Gardner. The dynamic duo has been wreaking havoc for offenses week in and week out.
McCaskill, a junior out of Detroit, has already collected 33 solo tackles with 61 total tackles and two sacks. His 61 total tackles lead the Ragin’ Cajuns roster.
Gardner is having himself a monster senior season, leading the team in solo tackles with 34 as well as leading the team in sacks with three of his own.
With four games to go in the regular season, it is clear the Cajuns are destined to continue their excellence on both sides of the field.
Our Ragin’ Cajuns will be put to the test Dec. 4 against Appalachian State, the team who dealt us both our losses last year in a historic season. This is simply the team to beat in the Sun Belt Conference.
With Napier at the helm, it feels as though the Ragin’ Cajuns can defeat any team against them. Our offense is as lethal as ever and the defensive side of the ball is clicking on all cylinders as well.
The Ragin’ Cajuns are set to play against South Alabama this Saturday, Nov. 14 at 1:00 p.m. at Cajun Field.