2005 Louisiana–Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns football team

The 2005 Louisiana–Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns football team represents the University of Louisiana at Lafayette as a member of the Sun Belt Conference in the 2005 NCAA Division I-A football season. They were led by fourth-year head coach Rickey Bustle played their home games at Cajun Field in Lafayette, Louisiana.

2005 Louisiana–Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns football
UL Lafayette Athletics wordmark.svg
Sun Belt co-champion
ConferenceSun Belt Conference
2005 record6–5 (5–2 Sun Belt)
Head coach
Offensive coordinatorRob Christophel (4th season)
Defensive coordinatorBrent Pry (4th season)
Home stadiumCajun Field
(Capacity: 36,900)
Seasons
← 2004
2006 →
2005 Sun Belt Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Arkansas State +   5 2         6 6  
Louisiana–Lafayette +   5 2         6 5  
Louisiana–Monroe +   5 2         5 6  
Middle Tennessee   3 4         4 7  
Troy   3 4         4 7  
Florida Atlantic   2 5         2 9  
North Texas   2 5         2 9  
FIU   0 4         0 6  
  • + – Conference co-champions
  • † – The NCAA vacated all 5 of FIU's (3–4, 5–6) wins

The 2005 New Orleans Bowl, which was annually played in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans was tagged the "New Orleans Bowl at Lafayette" and moved to Cajun Field, the home stadium of Ragin' Cajuns football, in response to Hurricane Katrina that had destroyed the Superdome a few months earlier [1]

PreseasonEdit

Sun Belt Media DayEdit

Preseason StandingsEdit

Sun Belt Conference Predicted Standings
Predicted finish Team (1st Place)
1 North Texas (7)
2 Troy
3 Middle Tennessee
4 Louisiana-Lafayette
5 Louisiana-Monroe (1)
6 Arkansas State
7 Florida Atlantic
8 Florida International

Preseason All-Conference TeamEdit

Offense

WR Bill Sampy
OL Brandon Cox

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
September 36:00 pmat No. 2 Texas*FSNL 60–382,519
September 106:00 p.m.at Eastern Michigan*L 31–105,628
September 17Northwestern State*W 49–28
October 18:00 p.m.UCF*
  • Cajun Field
  • Lafayette, LA
L 24–2118,262
October 68:00 p.m.Florida Atlantic
  • Cajun Field
  • Lafayette, LA
ESPN+L 10–2814,208
October 136:30 p.m.at Arkansas StateESPNUL 39–3612,944
October 22at Middle TennesseeW 13–10
October 29Troy
  • Cajun Field
  • Lafayette, LA
CSSW 31–28 OT21,204
November 5at North TexasW 31–28
November 12FIU
  • Cajun Field
  • Lafayette, LA
W 28–716,942
November 262:30 p.m.Louisiana–Monroe
W 54–2115,505
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Central time

[2]

Game summariesEdit

@ TexasEdit

Louisiana-Lafayette at Texas – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Ragin' Cajuns 3 0 003
No. 2 Longhorns 13 26 14760

at Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium, Austin, TX

  • Date: September 3
  • Game time: 6:00 p.m. CST
  • Game weather: 90 °F (32 °C); partly cloudy
  • Game attendance: 82,519
  • Referee: Jon Bible
  • [1] [2] [3]
Game information

@ Eastern MichiganEdit

Louisiana-Lafayette at Eastern Michigan – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Ragin' Cajuns 0 3 7010
Eagles 14 10 7031

at Rynearson Stadium, Ypsilanti, MI

  • Date: September 10
  • Game time: 6:00 p.m. CST
  • Game weather: 82 °F (28 °C); clear
  • Game attendance: 5,628
  • Referee: William Alge
  • [4] [5]
Game information

Northwestern StateEdit

Northwestern State at Louisiana-Lafayette – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Demons 0 21 0728
Ragin' Cajuns 13 7 22749

at Cajun Field, Lafayette, LA

  • Date: September 17
  • Game time: 7:00 p.m. CST
  • Game weather: 84 °F (29 °C); clearing overcast
  • Game attendance: 17,341
  • Referee: Ken Williamson
  • [6] [7] [8]
Game information

UCFEdit

UCF at Louisiana-Lafayette – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Knights 14 7 0324
Ragin' Cajuns 0 7 14021

at Cajun Field, Lafayette, LA

  • Date: October 1
  • Game time: 7:00 p.m. CST
  • Game weather: 84 °F (29 °C); partly cloudy
  • Game attendance: 18,262
  • Referee: Barry Anderson
  • [9] [10] [11]
Game information

Florida AtlanticEdit

Florida Atlantic at Louisiana-Lafayette – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Owls 7 0 02128
Ragin' Cajuns 10 0 0010

at Cajun Field, Lafayette, LA

  • Date: October 6
  • Game time: 7:00 p.m. CST
  • Game weather: 86 °F (30 °C); clear
  • Game attendance: 14,208
  • Referee: Jim Jackson
  • [12] [13] [14]
Game information

@ Arkansas StateEdit

Louisiana-Lafayette at Arkansas State – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Ragin' Cajuns 7 9 13736
Indians 0 7 72539

at Indian Stadium, Jonesboro, AR

  • Date: October 13
  • Game time: 6:30 p.m. CST
  • Game weather: 79 °F (26 °C); fair skies
  • Game attendance: 12,944
  • Referee: Rick Doan
  • TV: ESPNU
  • [15] [16] [17]
Game information

@ Middle TennesseeEdit

Louisiana-Lafayette at Middle Tennessee – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Ragin' Cajuns 0 7 0613
Blue Raiders 10 0 0010

at Johnny "Red" Floyd Stadium, Murfreesboro, TN

  • Date: October 22
  • Game time: 4:00 p.m. CST
  • Game weather: 63 °F (17 °C); clear
  • Game attendance: 17,044
  • Referee: Jim Jackson
  • [18] [19] [20]
Game information

TroyEdit

Troy at Louisiana-Lafayette – Game summary
1 2 34OTTotal
Trojans 0 0 721028
Ragin' Cajuns 14 0 68331

at Cajun Field, Lafayette, LA

  • Date: October 29
  • Game time: 4:00 p.m. CST
  • Game weather: 73 °F (23 °C); clear
  • Game attendance: 21,204
  • Referee: Ken Williamson
  • [21] [22] [23]
Game information

@ North TexasEdit

Louisiana-Lafayette at North Texas – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Ragin' Cajuns 7 14 01031
Mean Green 0 7 14728

at Fouts Field, Denton, TX

  • Date: November 5
  • Game time: 6:00 p.m. CST
  • Game weather: 84 °F (29 °C); clear
  • Game attendance: 14,153
  • Referee: Marc Curles
  • [24] [25] [26]
Game information

Florida InternationalEdit

Florida International at Louisiana-Lafayette – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Golden Panthers 0 0 707
Ragin' Cajuns 7 7 7728

at Cajun Field, Lafayette, LA

  • Date: November 12
  • Game time: 6:00 p.m. CST
  • Game weather: 73 °F (23 °C); overcast
  • Game attendance: 16,942
  • Referee: Rick Doan
  • [27] [28] [29]
Game information

@ Louisiana-MonroeEdit

Louisiana-Lafayette at Louisiana-Monroe – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Ragin' Cajuns 7 26 14754
Indians 14 0 7021

at Malone Stadium, Monroe, LA

  • Date: November 26
  • Game time: 2:30 p.m. CST
  • Game weather: 73 °F (23 °C); cloudy
  • Game attendance: 15,505
  • Referee: Marc Curles
  • [30] [31] [32]
Game information

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2005-10-12/sports/0510120236_1_new-orleans-bowl-cajuns-vanderbilt-commodores
  2. ^ "2005 Louisiana–Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns Football Schedule". Sports References-College Football. Retrieved January 3, 2018.