Battle on the Bayou

The Battle on the Bayou is the name given to the college football rivalry between the Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns and the Louisiana–Monroe Warhawks.[4][5][6][7][8]

Battle on the Bayou
SportFootball
First meetingSeptember 15, 1951
Northeast Louisiana State 13–7
Latest meetingNovember 30, 2019
Louisiana 31-30
Next meetingNovember 28, 2020
TrophyWooden Boot
Statistics
Meetings total55
All-time seriesLouisiana leads, 29–25[n 1]
Largest victorySouthwestern Louisiana, 41–7 (1954)
Longest win streakLouisiana, 5 (1969–1979, 2008–2012)
Current win streakLouisiana, 2 (2018–present)
Locations of Louisiana and Louisiana-Monroe

HistoryEdit

This intrastate rivalry has been played 55 times. The Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns currently hold a 28–25 edge in the series, with the most recent match-up coming in a 31-30 win by Louisiana on 11/30/19. Both schools are members of the Sun Belt Conference. The Battle on the Bayou is a rivalry not just in football, but in all sports when the Cajuns and Warhawks meet.[9][10][11]

Game resultsEdit

Louisiana victoriesLouisiana–Monroe victoriesVacated wins[n 1]
No.DateLocationWinnerScore
1 September 15, 1951 Lafayette, LA Northeast Louisiana State 13–7
2 November 28, 1953 Monroe, LA Northeast Louisiana State 35–6
3 October 9, 1954 Lafayette, LA Southwestern Louisiana 41–7
4 October 8, 1955 Monroe, LA Southwestern Louisiana 26–6
5 October 6, 1956 Lafayette, LA Northeast Louisiana State 45–19
6 October 5, 1957 Monroe, LA Southwestern Louisiana 6–0
7 October 4, 1958 Lafayette, LA Northeast Louisiana State 29–8
8 October 31, 1959 Monroe, LA Northeast Louisiana State 34–20
9 October 29, 1960 Lafayette, LA Southwestern Louisiana 8–7
10 October 28, 1961 Shreveport, LA Northeast Louisiana State 27–20
11 October 27, 1962 Shreveport, LA Southwestern Louisiana 18–10
12 November 9, 1963 Monroe, LA Northeast Louisiana State 7–6
13 November 7, 1964 Lafayette, LA Southwestern Louisiana 23–7
14 November 6, 1965 Lafayette, LA Southwestern Louisiana 14–10
15 October 29, 1966 Monroe, LA Northeast Louisiana State 10–7
16 October 28, 1967 Lafayette, LA Northeast Louisiana State 17–6
17 November 2, 1968 Monroe, LA Northeast Louisiana State 20–7
18 November 1, 1969 Lafayette, LA Southwestern Louisiana 9–7
19 October 31, 1970 Monroe, LA Southwestern Louisiana 9–7
20 October 30, 1971 Lafayette, LA Southwestern Louisiana 31–7
21 November 27, 1976 Lafayette, LA Southwestern Louisiana 7–5
22 September 1, 1979 Lafayette, LA Southwestern Louisiana 17–13
23 September 27, 1980 Monroe, LA Northeast Louisiana 24–0
24 September 19, 1981 Monroe, LA Northeast Louisiana 20–17
25 November 6, 1982 Lafayette, LA Southwestern Louisiana 40–25
26 September 10, 1983 Monroe, LA Northeast Louisiana 31–6
27 September 15, 1984 Lafayette, LA Northeast Louisiana 7–6
28 September 13, 1986 Lafayette, LA Southwestern Louisiana 24–20
29 October 24, 1987 Monroe, LA Southwestern Louisiana 17–7
No.DateLocationWinnerScore
30 September 30, 1989 Monroe, LA Southwestern Louisiana 24–10
31 August 31, 1991 Lafayette, LA Northeast Louisiana 21–10
32 September 12, 1992 Lafayette, LA Southwestern Louisiana 31–23
33 October 25, 1997 Lafayette, LA Northeast Louisiana 28–21
34 November 7, 1998 Monroe, LA Northeast Louisiana 34–24
35 October 23, 1999 Lafayette, LA Louisiana–Monroe 31–7
36 November 4, 2000 Monroe, LA Louisiana–Lafayette 21–18
37 October 27, 2001 Lafayette, LA Louisiana–Lafayette 17–12
38 November 23, 2002 Monroe, LA Louisiana–Monroe 34–10
39 October 11, 2003 Lafayette, LA Louisiana–Monroe 45–42
40 November 20, 2004 Monroe, LA Louisiana–Monroe 13–10
41 November 26, 2005 Monroe, LA Louisiana–Lafayette 54–21
42 December 2, 2006 Lafayette, LA Louisiana–Monroe 39–20
43 November 24, 2007 Lafayette, LA Louisiana–Monroe 17–11
44 October 4, 2008 Monroe, LA Louisiana–Lafayette 44–35
45 November 21, 2009 Lafayette, LA Louisiana–Lafayette 21–17
46 November 27, 2010 Monroe, LA Louisiana–Lafayette 23–22
47 November 5, 2011 Lafayette, LA Louisiana–Lafayette[n 1] 36–35
48 November 3, 2012 Monroe, LA Louisiana–Lafayette 40–24
49 November 30, 2013 Lafayette, LA Louisiana–Monroe 31–28
50 November 15, 2014 Monroe, LA Louisiana–Lafayette 34–27
51 October 31, 2015 Lafayette, LA Louisiana–Lafayette 30–24
52 December 3, 2016 Monroe, LA Louisiana–Lafayette 30–3
53 September 23, 2017 Lafayette, LA Louisiana–Monroe 56–502OT
54 November 24, 2018 Monroe, LA Louisiana 31–28
55 November 30, 2019 Lafayette, LA Louisiana 31–30
56 November 28, 2020 Monroe, LA
Series: Louisiana leads 29–25
Note: Source:[12]

NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d In 2015, Louisiana–Lafayette vacated eight wins from their 2011 football season, including their win over Louisiana–Monroe, due to alleged major NCAA violations.[1] See Wikipedia:WikiProject College football/Vacated victories for an explanation of how vacated victories are recorded.[2][3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Exam fraud, recruit payments among NCAA accusations against UL-Lafayette, ex-assistant coach David Saunders". The Baton Rouge Advocate. October 11, 2015. Retrieved October 20, 2015.
  2. ^ Low, Chris (June 16, 2009). "What does vacating wins really mean?". ESPN.com. ESPN Internet Ventures. Retrieved July 9, 2011.
  3. ^ Taylor, John (July 4, 2009). "Vacated Wins Do Not Equal Forfeits". NBCSports.com. NBC Sports. Retrieved July 9, 2011.
  4. ^ "Indians Win Inaugural Battle On The Bayou - ULM Warhawks Athletics". Ulmwarhawks.com. 2002-11-23. Archived from the original on 2015-11-18. Retrieved 2015-10-18.
  5. ^ "Bragging Rights". myneworleans.com. Archived from the original on 2015-07-27. Retrieved 2015-07-27.
  6. ^ Hunsucker, Adam (October 30, 2015). "ULM renews rivalry with Ragin' Cajuns". The News-Star. Monroe. Archived from the original on November 2, 2015. Retrieved November 2, 2015.
  7. ^ Soignier, Tabby (November 14, 2014). "ULM focused on itself, not Cajuns or rivalry". The News-Star. Monroe. Archived from the original on May 4, 2016. Retrieved May 3, 2016.
  8. ^ Hunsucker, Adam (September 20, 2017). "Let's get weird. An ode to ULM vs. UL Lafayette". The News-Star. Monroe. Archived from the original on September 21, 2017. Retrieved September 22, 2017.
  9. ^ "The Official Athletics Site of the Ragin' Cajuns - Gautier Leads Comeback to Secure Perfect Mark at Cajun Field". Ragincajuns.com. 2011-11-05. Archived from the original on 2015-09-24. Retrieved 2015-10-18.
  10. ^ "ULM Drops Thriller at UL-Lafayette - ULM Warhawks Athletics". Ulmwarhawks.com. Retrieved 2015-10-18.
  11. ^ "Bowl Releases". New Orleans Bowl. 2010-12-18. Archived from the original on 2015-11-18. Retrieved 2015-10-18.
  12. ^ "Louisiana-Monroe vs Louisiana-Lafayette". College Football Data Warehouse. Archived from the original on July 27, 2015. Retrieved 2015-03-19.