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Ragin’ Cajuns oust the Vandals 21-16 In a low scoring affair

The lowest scoring game for the Ragin’ Cajuns surprisingly results in a win

Louisiana Lafayette v Texas A&M Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images

The Ragin’ Cajuns decided to play a game that didn’t involve a plethora of points. With 37 total points scored, the 21-16 win over the Idaho Vandals was the first time the Cajuns have played a game this year that wasn’t a complete offensive free-for-all. The game was not won decisively by the Ragin’ Cajuns, they simply did just enough to fend off a stagnating Idaho team.

Idaho simply could not produce on the offensive side of the ball as they were only able to find pay dirt on one occasion. Three field goals by freshman Cade Coffey was simply not enough to hang in with the Ragin’ Cajuns. All phases of the offense were off for the Vandals, as neither the running game nor the passing game could put the team in a position to win.

The Ragin’ Cajuns did not produce much more offense than the Vandals, but It is clear now that the Louisiana-Lafayette offense has seen all that quarterback Jordan Davis has to offer, as junior college transfer Andre Nunez has found a comfortable spot in the starting role. Davis saw snaps early but was pulled out in favor or Nunez, who was just productive enough to stay in for the vast majority of the game. If the Cajuns can win a few more of their next games with Nunez as the quarterback, expect the quarterback debate to close in a hurry.

This was one of those games in college football that does not reveal too much about either team. Idaho isn’t great. The Cajuns aren’t great. As a result, it was not a great game overall. The Ragin’ Cajuns have to take this victory for what it is, and hope to improve in the coming weeks of the season.

It is a step in the right direction, but it may not build enough confidence for the Cajuns to secure too many more wins in future Sun Belt play. Fortunately, the Cajuns (2-3, 1-1) will play a struggling Texas State (1-5, 0-2) program at home next Saturday.