2016 Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns Football Team
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2016 Louisiana%E2%80%93Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns Football Team
2016 Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns football
Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns wordmark.svg
ConferenceSun Belt Conference
2016 record6-7 (5-3 Sun Belt)
Head coachMark Hudspeth (6th season)
Offensive coordinatorJorge Munoz (1st season)
Offensive schemeSpread
Defensive coordinatorCharlie Harbison (2nd season)
Base defense4-3
Home stadiumCajun Field
(Capacity: 36,900)
Seasons
← 2015
2017 →
2016 Sun Belt football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Appalachian State +   7 1         10 3  
Arkansas State +   7 1         8 5  
Troy   6 2         10 3  
Idaho   6 2         9 4  
Louisiana-Lafayette   5 3         6 7  
Georgia Southern   4 4         5 7  
Louisiana-Monroe   3 5         4 8  
South Alabama   2 6         6 7  
Georgia State   2 6         3 9  
New Mexico State   2 6         3 9  
Texas State   0 8         2 10  
  • + – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2016 Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns football team represented the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in the 2016 NCAA Division I FBS football season. They were led by sixth-year head coach Mark Hudspeth and played their home games at Cajun Field in Lafayette, Louisiana. The Ragin' Cajuns were members of the Sun Belt Conference. They finished the season 6-7, 5-3 in Sun Belt play to finish in fifth place. They were invited to the New Orleans Bowl where they lost to Southern Miss.

Preseason

Award Watchlist

Award Player Position Year
Walter Camp Award Elijah McGuire RB SR
Paul Hornung Award Elijah McGuire RB SR
Maxwell Award Elijah McGuire RB SR
Wuerffel Trophy Karmichael Dunbar DL SR

Sun Belt Media Day

Preseason Standings

Sun Belt Conference Predicted Standings
Predicted finish Team Votes (1st Place)
1 Appalachian State 114 (5)
2 Arkansas State 110 (5)
3 Georgia Southern 98 (1)
4 Georgia State 73
5 Louisiana-Lafayette 70
6 Troy 70
7 South Alabama 62
8 Idaho 48
9 New Mexico State 37
10 Texas State 30
11 Louisiana-Monroe 14

Preseason All-Conference Team

Honorable Mentions

  • WR Keenan Barnes
  • DL Karmichael Dunbar
  • OL Eddie Gordon
  • LB Tre'maine Lightfoot

Roster

Schedule

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
September 311:00 AMBoise State*ASNL 10-4522,661
September 106:00 PMNo. 11 (FCS) McNeese State*
ESPN3W 30-2226,891
September 176:00 PMSouth Alabama
  • Cajun Field
  • Lafayette, LA
ESPN3W 28-2319,208
September 247:00 PMat Tulane*ESPN3L 39-41 4OT24,253
October 17:00 PMat New Mexico StateESPN3L 31-37 2OT8,142
October 127:00 PMAppalachian State
  • Cajun Field
  • Lafayette, LA
ESPN2L 0-2416,960
October 226:00 PMat Texas StateESPN3W 27-318,278
November 54:00 PMIdahodagger
  • Cajun Stadium
  • Lafayette, LA
ESPN3L 13-2321,367
November 106:30 PMat Georgia SouthernESPNUW 33-2616,786
November 1911:00 AMat Georgia*SECNL 21-3592,746
November 2611:00 AMArkansas State
  • Cajun Field
  • Lafayette, LA
ASNW 24-1914,259
December 32:00 PMat Louisiana-MonroeESPN3W 30-34,007
December 178:00 PMvs. Southern Miss*ESPNL 21-2835,061
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game
  • All times are in Central time
Schedule source:[1]

Game summaries

Boise State

Overall record Last meeting Result
0-1 2014 BSU, 34-9

McNeese State

Overall record Last meeting Result
15-20-2 2007 MCN, 38-17

South Alabama

Overall record Last meeting Result
2-2 2015 USA, 32-25

at Tulane

Overall record Last meeting Result
6-21 2013 ULL, 24-21

at New Mexico State

Overall record Last meeting Result
6-4 2015 NMSU, 37-34

Appalachian State

Overall record Last meeting Result
0-2 2015 APP, 28-7

at Texas State

Overall record Last meeting Result
3-0 2015 ULL, 49-27

Idaho

Overall record Last meeting Result
3-1 2004 IDAHO, 38-25

at Georgia Southern

Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting

at Georgia

Overall record Last meeting Result
0-1 2010 UGA, 55-7

Arkansas State

Overall record Last meeting Result
23-20-1 2015 ARST, 37-27

at Louisiana-Monroe

Overall record Last meeting Result
27-24 2015 ULL, 30-24

Southern Miss (New Orleans Bowl)

Overall record Last meeting Result
11-38-1 2008 USM, 51-21

References

  1. ^ "2016 Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns Football Schedule". FB Schedules. Retrieved 2016.



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