On a day when both offenses seemed overmatched, the Ragin’ Cajuns were ignited by Chris Smith’s 95-yard kickoff return in the second quarter and Eric Garror’s 83-yard punt return in the third.
Levi Lewis also threw a 78-yard scoring pass to Peter LeBlanc to give Louisiana-Lafayette a 17-14 lead late in the third quarter.
Louisiana-Lafayette beat a Top 25 opponent for the first time, having gone 0-26 against ranked foes away from home. The Ragin’ Cajuns’ only other win over a Top 25 team was in 1996 at home against Texas A&M.
No fluke here. Ragin Cajuns dominate No. 23 Iowa State on the road 31-14. Perhaps the most uplifting feeling sports has given the good people of Lafayette and elsewhere in Louisiana in quite some time. College football is back!
— Jacques Doucet (@JacquesDoucet) September 12, 2020
Louisiana-Lafayette rolls past No. 23 Iowa State, 31-14, as Ragin’ Cajuns post first win ever against a Top 25 opponent. https://t.co/7RGGzUFxTp
— AP Top 25 (@AP_Top25) September 12, 2020