AP Top 25 Poll

Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns

Overall Record
Last Game
vs Minnesota L 24-35
Conference Record
Next Game
@Texas State 10/07/2023
SAN MARCOS, Texas (AP) — Chandler Fields threw two touchdown passes and Louisiana-Lafayette became bowl eligible with a 41-13 victory over Texas State in a regular-season finale on Saturday night.
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — Ben Wooldridge threw all three of his touchdown passes in the first half and Louisiana-Lafayette beat Georgia Southern 36-17 on Thursday night.
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — Kimani Vidal ran 21 times for 117 yards — including a 22-yard touchdown run with 5 seconds to play — and Troy scored the final 23 points to beat Louisiana-Lafayette 23-17 Saturday night to win its sixth consecutive game.
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — Ben Wooldridge passed for 315 yards and five touchdowns and Louisiana-Lafayette never trailed in the Ragin’ Cajuns’ 38-18 win over Arkansas State on Saturday night.
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Ben Wooldridge threw for 230 yards and two touchdowns in his first start, and Louisiana-Lafayette scored 20 unanswered second-half points in beating Marshall 23-13 on Wednesday night, spoiling the Herd’s inaugural Sun Belt home contest.
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — Diego Guajardo kicked a 43-yard field goal as time expired and South Alabama gave up a 10-point fourth-quarter lead before the Jaguars beat Louisiana-Lafayette 20-17 Saturday night.
HOUSTON (AP) — TJ McMahon threw for 303 yards with three touchdown passes to lead Rice over Louisiana-Lafayette 33-21 on Saturday night in a Conference USA opener.
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — Chandler Fields threw a pair of touchdown passes to Johnny Lumpkin and Louisiana-Lafayette defeated Southeastern Louisiana 24-7 on Saturday night to extend the nation’s leading winning streak to 14th straight games.
New Orleans Bowl: No. 16 Louisiana-Lafayette (12-1, No. 23 CFP) vs. Marshall (7-5), Saturday, 9:15 p.m. Eastern (ESPN)
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — New Florida coach Billy Napier’s staff is starting to take shape.

Napier hired four assistants who spent the last four years with him at Louisiana-Lafayette, including Patrick Toney as the team’s co-defensive coordinator and safeties coach and Mark Hocke as the team’s associate head coach and director of strength and conditioning.
ATLANTA (AP) — Bryce Young threw for three touchdowns and ran for another as fourth-ranked Alabama rolled over No. 1 Georgia 41-24 in the Southeastern Conference championship game Saturday, a result that likely sends both powerhouse programs to the four-team College Football Playoff.
Levi Lewis scored on a career-high 56-yard run and passed for another touchdown, and No. 20 Louisiana-Lafayette capped off soon-to-be Florida coach Billy Napier’s time with the Ragin’ Cajuns by defeating Appalachian State 24-16 in the Sun Belt Conference championship game.
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — For Louisiana-Lafayette coach Billy Napier, there was never a thought of starting his next job at Florida before he’d coached the No. 20 Ragin’ Cajuns in the Sun Belt Conference championship game.
Appalachian State (10-2, 7-1 Sun Belt) at No. 20 Louisiana-Lafayette (11-1, 8-0, No. 24 CFP), Saturday at 3:30 p.m. EST (ESPN).
Florida has hired Louisiana-Lafayette’s Billy Napier to be its next football coach. The move ends a quick process that landed the Gators their top target.
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — John Metchie caught a scoring pass from Bryce Young in the fourth overtime to give No. 3 Alabama a 24-22 comeback victory over rival Auburn on Saturday, rescuing the Crimson Tide’s national title hopes.
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — Emani Bailey scored on a 2-yard run to give No. 23 Louisiana-Lafayette a double-digit lead in the third quarter, and the Ragin’ Cajuns held off Louisiana-Monroe for a 21-16 victory Saturday.
No. 23 Louisiana-Lafayette (10-1, 7-0 Sun Belt) vs. Louisiana-Monroe (4-7, 2-5), Saturday at 4 p.m. ET (ESPNU).
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — Don’t tell Louisiana-Lafayette coach Billy Napier that Saturday’s game isn’t significant for his No. 23-ranked football squad.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Britain Covey returned a punt 78 yards for a touchdown on the final play of the first half, giving Utah 14 points in 27 seconds and a 28-0 lead, and the No. 24 Utes ended No. 4 Oregon’s College Football Playoff hopes with a 38-7 victory Saturday night.
LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — Levi Lewis threw for 166 yards and three touchdowns, Louisiana-Lafayette had six takeaways and seven sacks and the No. 22 Ragin’ Cajuns capped the nonconference portion of their schedule with a 42-14 victory over Liberty on Saturday night.
LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — Something’s got to give when No. 22 Louisiana-Lafayette plays at Liberty on Saturday.
TROY, Ala. (AP) — Levi Lewis threw three touchdown passes and ran for another score to help No. 24 Louisiana-Lafayette beat Troy 35-21 on Saturday.
Louisiana-Lafayette has already won its division in the Sun Belt Conference and now the Ragin’ Cajuns have their sights on one more big reward.
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — Montrell Johnson had two fourth-quarter touchdown runs and No. 24 Louisiana-Lafayette scored all its points on its final three possessions to rally for a 21-17 victory over Georgia State on Thursday night.
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — The Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns have won seven straight since their season-opening loss at Texas to break back into the Top 25.
Georgia State (4-4, 3-1 Sun Belt) at No. 24 Louisiana-Lafayette (7-1, 5-0), Thursday at 7:30 p.m. EDT (ESPN).
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — Levi Lewis threw for three touchdowns, setting a program record with 65 for his career, and Louisiana-Lafayette eased by Texas State 45-0 on Saturday.