The Appalachian State Mountaineers are set to visit Cajun Field in Lafayette, Louisiana for a Sun Belt clash against the UL-Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns. The Appalachian State Mountaineers come into this matchup with a 4-0 record, and they will be looking to continue their success after winning a recent home game against the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers, 56-37. QB Zac Thomas had an efficient game through the air for the Mountaineers as he connected on 19 of his 23 pass attempts for 246 yards, 2 TDs, and an interception. The ground attack was strong for the Mountaineers as Daetrich Harrington, Darrynton Evans, and Marcus Williams Jr. combined for 5 rushing TDs.
The Appalachian State Mountaineers struggled on the defensive side of the ball against the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers as they allowed them to score 37 points and rack up a total of 393 yards of offense. Akeem Davis-Gaither led the way for the Appalachian State defense with 8 tackles and 1 sack. The secondary had a productive game for the Mountaineers as Shemar James-Charles contributed 2 pass deflections while Shaun Jolly returned an interception 24 yards for a TD.
The Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns come into this matchup with a 4-1 record, and they will be looking to continue their success after winning their recent road game against the Georgia Southern Eagles, 37-24. QB Levi Lewis wasn’t asked to do much through the air, but he was effective as he connected on 11 of his 18 pass attempts for 165 yards and a TD. The ground attack was very strong for the Ragin’ Cajuns as Trey Ragas and Elijah Mitchell combine for 212 rushing yards and 4 TDs.
The Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns were solid on the defensive side of the ball against the Georgia Southern Eagles as they held them to 24 points and a total of 252 yards of offense. Senior LB Jacques Boudreaux led the way for the Louisiana-Lafayette defense with 12 tackles and a TFL. Sophomore LB Kris Moncrief was able to get into the Georgia Southern backfield a handful of times as he contributed 5 tackles, 2 TFL, and 1 sack.