Liberty hosts the 21st ranked Louisiana Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns this Saturday at Williams Stadium at 4 pm on ESPNU. The Cajuns are 9-1 and currently on a nine game winning streak since losing their first game of the season at Texas. Louisiana was 10-1 last season, including a win on the road against a ranked Iowa State team.

The Ragin’ Cajuns continue to be one of the top teams in the Sun Belt Conference over the past several years. Since head coach Billy Napier took over in 2018, the Ragin’ Cajuns have gone 33-12 over the past four seasons and advanced to three straight bowl games. Last season, Louisiana finished ranked in the top 20 of both the Coaches and Associated Press top 25 polls last season.

Here’s a look at their wins and losses this season:

Wins: Nicholls (27-24), Ohio (49-14), Georgia Southern (28-20), South Alabama (20-18), Appalachian State (41-13), Arkansas State (28-27), Texas State (45-0), Georgia State (21-17), and Troy (35-21).

Losses: Texas (38-18)

Key Players and Details: 

QB Levi Lewis – 2,108 yards passing, 15 touchdowns, 4 interceptions, 210 yards rushing, 3 rushing touchdowns.

WR Michael Jefferson – 332 yards receiving, 3 touchdowns.

RB Chris Smith – 762 yards rushing, 8 touchdowns, 6.1 average yards per carry.

LB Lorenzo McCaskill – 61 tackles

LB Chauncey Manac – 4.5 sacks

Louisiana is 1st in the Sun Belt’s West Division, clinching a spot in the Sun Belt Conference Championship game.

The Advocate newspaper had the following quotes from Billy Napier about the Liberty game Saturday:

Napier said the Flames are right up there with the best teams in the Sun Belt and is perhaps the best team the Cajuns have played this season. Liberty defeated Sun Belt champion Coastal Carolina 37-34 in overtime last season in the Cure Bowl.

“We certainly are excited about the opportunity to play a really good Liberty team — extremely highly respected out there in Group of Five football.”

“The quarterback is dynamic. After you watch him closely, you can certainly understand why everybody in the country is buzzing about the guy.”