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Cajuns picked apart by Boise State, loses 45-10

Louisiana-Lafayette v Arkansas Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images

Lafayette, LA - After receiving the opening kickoff, the Broncos of Boise State did not waste any time with scoring their first touchdown. Actually, they did not waste any time scoring on any of their TD drives as the Broncos cruised to a 45-10 victory in the season opener. Boise State’s average time of possession on each scoring drive was 2:11 for the day.

The Cajuns had issues with getting its offense started. A stingy Bronco defense and penalties limited the Cajuns to 267 yards of total offense, 81 yards rushing on 40 attempts and 186 yards through the air.

Cajun quarterback and LSU transfer, Anthony Jennings, was fairly effective, when given the time in the pocket, finishing 21-33 passing for 186 yards and 1TD with 0 interceptions.

With 12:53 left in the game, Jennings led the Cajuns on a 16 play, 75 yard drive which resulted in a TD when he hit TE Matt Barnes for an 11 yard TD pass.

Elijah McGuire led the team in rushing with 14 carries for 51 yards. Jalen Nixon added 3 carries for 20 yards.

On the receiving end, Ja’Marcus Bradley had three receptions for 50 yards. McGuire added six receptions for 40 yards. Tight ends Nick Byrne and Barnes combined for two grabs totaling 42 yards, with Barnes scoring the only TD on the day.

For the Broncos, quarterback, Brett Rypien, picked apart the Cajuns' defense finishing the game 22 of 33, passing for 347 yards and two touchdowns.

Leading the visitors in receiving were Thomas Sperbeck with 130 yards receiving. Sperbeck brought down one touchdown receiving and one passing. Cedric Wilson finished the game with 113 yards and one touchdown and Jeremy McNichols totaled 98 yards with one touchdown.

Alex Madison carried the ball 11 times for 61 yards and one touchdown. In addition to his two receiving touchdowns, McNichols added two touchdowns on the ground.

Next week the Ragin’ Cajuns will host in-state FCS rival McNeese State on Saturday at 6:00 pm CST.