Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns

Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns

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Louisiana-Lafayette junior WR Keenan Barnes caught 12 passes for 118 yards in the school's 45-21 loss to Texas A&M on Saturday.

This means Barnes recorded his second straight game of 100-plus yards and is already approaching his totals from last season. Keep an eye on Barnes, he might be one of the emerging non-Power 5 receivers in the country.
Sep 16 - 4:45 PM

Louisiana-Lafayette sophomore K Stevie Artigue (quad strain) played against Texas A&M on Saturday.

He had been questionable with a quad injury. Calvin Linden is his backup.
Sep 16 - 12:13 PM

Louisiana redshirt junior QB Jordan Davis completed 21-of-32 passes for 309 yards and two scores with an interception in a 66-42 loss to Tulsa on Saturday.

Davis also ran for 60 yards and two touchdowns for the Ragin' Cajuns. The 6-foot-3, 205-pound quarterback struggled with accuracy against Southeastern Louisiana, but he was much more effective against a not-so-good Tulsa defense. His first touchdown was a one-yard run to tie the game at 10-10 in the first quarter, and he found Keenan Barnes for a score near the end of the first half for a 15-yard score to make it 24-23 Tulsa. He had two scores in the third, a 19-yard touchdown pass, and a nine-yard run to put Louisiana down 38-35 with 7:06 left in the quarter.
Sep 9 - 8:07 PM

Louisiana-Lafayette redshirt freshman RB Trey Ragas (shoulder) will travel with the team to Tulsa this weekend.

HC Mark Hudspeth didn't offer much more than that. If Ragas can't go, Elijah Mitchell and Jordan Wright would be in line to receive more touches. Ragas had four carries for 61 yards and a score in the opener. He suffered a hairline fracture in his ankle during fall camp last year and missed the entire season. A three-star prospect by 247Sports and a two-star prospect by Rivals, Ragas was hoping to replace Elijah McGuire this fall.
Sep 8 - 4:58 PM

Louisiana-Lafayette redshirt senior TE Raynard Ford (hamstring) did not take part in Saturday's scrimmage.

Consider Ford day-to-day unless word surfaces otherwise. The 6-foot-5, 294-pounder saw the field in 10 games last season, mostly working on the extra-point unit. He is not expected to be a major offensive contributor for the Ragin' Cajuns this coming season.
Aug 20 - 4:09 PM

Louisiana-Lafayette redshirt sophomore WR Michael Jacquet (foot) did not take part in Saturday's scrimmage.

Jacquet (6'2/195) is currently nursing a foot bruise. Consider him day-to-day for the time being. He logged a 15-206-1 receiving line as a redshirt freshman during the past season.
Aug 20 - 3:04 PM

Louisiana-Lafayette redshirt senior RB Darius Hoggins is expected to miss three-to-four weeks with a broken jaw.

Hoggins apparently broke his jaw and dislodged several teeth after taking a tumble while reading his cell phone. He had been leading the competition to start at running back for the coming campaign, but his September availability has now been cast in doubt. Trey Ragas, Jordan Wright and Raymond Calais Jr. will be in the mix to start if Hoggins can't go against Southeastern Louisiana on September 2.
Aug 15 - 2:06 PM

The 13 Louisiana-Lafayette football players previously charged with criminal conspiracy to commit felony theft have had their charges reduced to misdemeanor criminal mischief.

TE Matthew Barnes, DE Joe Dillon, G Robert Hunt, DB Denarius Howard, DE Jarvis Jeffries, DT LaDarrius Kidd, LB Terik Miller, DB Damar’ren Mitchell, RB Trey Ragas, DB Simeon Thomas, DB Levarious Varnado, T D’Aquin Withrow and RB Jordan Wright were all indefinitely suspended following an allegation that they'd broken into a dorm room and stole around $2,400 worth of items. The Lafayette Daily Advertiser reports that, "all 13… can have the charges against them dropped upon completion of community service, drug testing and other intervention program requirements." ULL HC Mark Hudspeth has not yet addressed the players' status with the team going forward. "We are relieved that this issue is nearing closure," Hudspeth said. "These young men have learned and will continue to learn from this tremendous life lesson. We will continue to be respectful of the legal process as it runs its course."
Jun 6 - 2:59 PM

Louisiana-Lafayette redshirt sophomore WR Michael Jacquet shifted to slot receiver this spring.

Jacquet will work as the "Y" receiver in new OC Will Hall's offense. Rajin' Cajuns HC Mark Hudspeth said of the shift, "It’s still an inside receiver spot, but it’s just a different philosophy. He likes a bigger target there, a longer target, and that’s what Mike Jacquet is." Jacquet is listed at 6-foot-2, 180 pounds, but the team wanted him to bulk up and he has packed on approximately 15 pounds this offseason to put him up to 195. "At first it was kind of hard to run with it. But now … I feel like myself again. I feel back to my normal speed," he said. Last season, Jacquet caught 15 passes for 206 yards and a score.
May 16 - 7:31 PM

Louisiana-Lafayette sophomore RB Trey Ragas has mostly recovered from the hairline fracture in his ankle which sidelined him for the 2016 season.

Ragas hurt his ankle in a season-opening loss to Boise State last season. It took him three months of recovery to return to the practice field. In mid-March, the 5-foot-11, 223-pounder said, "I still feel my ankle, but it’s not as bad as how it was a couple months ago." A three-star recruit for the 2016 cycle according to the 247Sports composite, Ragas will join senior RB Darius Hoggins and redshirt sophomore RB Jordan Wright in what looks to be a committee approach to replacing the school's all-time leader in all-purpose yardage, Elijah McGuire, who was selected by the Jets in the sixth round of this spring's draft. McGuire rushed for at least 1,000 yards in each of the last three seasons, leaving a sizable void in production to be made up.
May 11 - 5:13 PM

Louisiana-Lafayette named redshirt junior QB Jordan Davis the starter for the coming season.

"He’s earned it. He’s waited his turn. He’s improved. And the thing I see right now: Mentally, he’s there. Maturity level, he’s there," said HC Mark Hudspeth. Davis will be replacing outgoing QB Anthony Jennings at signal-caller. The 6-foot-3, 205-pounder completed 11-of-14 passes for 174 yards and a touchdown in the team's spring game. As for his in-game resume, there isn't much to go on. Davis has attempted just 45 passes in his collegiate career. "This is his team this summer," Hudspeth said of the former two-star recruit.
May 11 - 4:56 PM

Jets selected Louisiana-Lafayette RB Elijah McGuire with the No. 188 overall pick in the 2017 NFL draft.

McGuire (5’10/214) graduated as Louisiana-Lafayette's all-time leader in all-purpose yards (5,968) and TDs (52), posting a career 711/4,312/42 (6.1 YPC) rushing line with 129/1,383/10 (10.7 YPR) receiving. Despite his prolific compilation stats, McGuire’s yards-per-carry average descended every year in college (8.4 > 7.6 > 5.0 > 4.9), and he tested as a 24th-percentile athlete before the draft, running well (4.53) in Indy but flunking the three-cone drill (7.26). Still, McGuire’s pass-catching resume, reliable ball security, and compact build give him some appeal as a potential committee back.
Apr 29 - 4:17 PM

The Cardinals visited Louisiana-Lafayette RB Elijah McGuire late in the process.

We're big fans of McGuire's and expect him to be a Day 3 steal, possibly even this year's Jordan Howard. Rotoworld's Josh Norris ranks McGuire as the No. 106 overall prospect in the class.
Apr 26 - 5:15 PM

Louisiana-Lafayette RB Elijah McGuire visited the Falcons and Giants, according to Ian Rapoport.

McGuire previously worked out for the Falcons. Rotoworld's Josh norris is a big fan of McGuire's talent as both a runner and receiver. We don't expoect him to be drafted until day three, but he might be a nominee for this year's Jordan Howard.
Apr 17 - 10:08 AM

Louisiana-Lafayette RB Elijah McGuire has a private workout scheduled with the Atlanta Falcons.

During McGuire's pro day, he opted to sit on his Combine numbers -- which included a 4.53s 40-yard dash, a 36-inch vertical jump and a 120-inch broad jump -- but did show out for positional drills. Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline passes along that the 5-foot-10, 214-pounder aced those drills, noting that McGuire "looked terrific catching the ball and projects well as a third down back." While the Falcons are already loaded at the position with Tevin Coleman and Devonta Freeman, McGuire would fit well as a Day 3 supplemental piece.
Apr 9 - 1:53 PM


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