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Coach Napier Is The First Ragin’ Cajuns Head Coach To Win Opener In Their First Season Since Sam Robertson in 1980

Ul vs Grambling Sep 1st, 2018. Photo taken by Coach Andy Bryson of Louisiana Gridiron Football
#6 SR DB Cory Turner and #13 WR Quintin Guice

Louisiana 49, Grambling 17

UL head coach Billy Napier won his first game as the leader of the Cajuns last night in a true dominate fashion. The Cajuns were firing on all eight cylinders. Except on a few plays, the offense moved the ball very well, both in the passing game led by Andre Nunez with 19-22 with 184 yards and 2 TDs with another 21 yards rushing and a TD. Trey Ragas led the ground crew with 13 carries for 142 yards and a TD.

QB Geremy Hickbottom passed for 112 yards and rushed for 52 yards with a TD

For me, I thought the most improved part of the team was the defense. Coach Ron Roberts has transformed that defense from last season, who couldn’t stop or even slow down a run game to save their lives. Last night, the Cajun defense only gave up¬† 147 yards rushing and 159 yards passing.

I was impressed by the play of Grambling’s QB Geremy Hickbottom. As you may recall, Geremy turned down an offer to play at Bama to play for the G-men. On his first drive last night, he had a huge pass of 47 yards to Quintin Guice. In total he went 8-18 for 112 yards in the game while also leading the team in rushing with 52 yards with a TD on 5 carries.

This was a phenomenal game, and if you missed the game, then don’t miss either teams next matchups. UL will travel to Mississippi State next week and Grambling will play another in-state rival, Northwestern State in ¬†Natchitoches, La.

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