In the first Top 25 upset of 2020, the Louisiana Ragin Cajuns knocked off #23 Iowa State 31-14 at Jack Trice Stadium in Ames, Iowa on Saturday. It’s the first road win ever for ULL over a ranked opponent.
The 12-point underdog Cajuns used a pair of kick returns to pull the upset: A 95-yard kickoff return in the second quarter by Chris Smith, and a 63-yard punt to the paint by Eric Garror early in the fourth quarter, which ended up being the last score of the game.
ANOTHA ONE IN AMES! Ragin’ Cajun take another kick to the house with an 83-yard PR TD from Eric Garror. Upset is ON. pic.twitter.com/QZW4IoyxZn— Bobby Football (@RobPaulNFL) September 12, 2020
Quarterback Levi Lewis was 13/21 for 154 yards and a touchdown for ULL, but even more impressive is what they did defensively: Heisman Trophy candidate Brock Purdy was held to 16/35 for 145 yards and an interception.
The Cajuns are picked to win their division in the Sun Belt, and they might be cracking the Top 25 themselves a bit sooner than expected during this unusual 2020 college football season.
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