ja'marcus bradley

Ackerman native Ja'Marcus Bradley caught the Ragin' Cajuns' only touchdown last year against Mississippi State during the fourth quarter. 

Game day: Aug. 31 at 11 a.m. at Mercedes-Benz Superdome (76,468) in New Orleans on ESPNU.

Series: MSU leads 4-1 overall. UL leads 1-0 in neutral site games.

Last meeting: MSU won 56-10 in Starkville in 2018.

Head coach: Billy Napier, 7-7 (2nd year at UL and overall)

2018 Record: 7-7, 5-3 Sun Belt

W Grambling 49-17

L at Mississippi State 56-10

L Coastal Carolina 30-28

L at Alabama 56-14

W at Texas State 42-27

W New Mexico State 66-38

L at Appalachian State 27-17

W Arkansas State 47-43

L at Troy 26-16

W Georgia State 36-22

W South Alabama 48-38

W at Louisiana-Monroe 31-38

Sun Belt Championship Game

L vs. Appalachian State 30-19

Cure Bowl

L vs. Tulane 41-24

Returning starters:

Offense (7)

RB Trey Ragas, 5-11, 227, Jr., 207 carries, 1,181 yards, 8 TD, 25 catches, 229 yards, 2 TD

WR Ja'Marcus Bradley, 6-1, 195, Sr., 40 catches, 608 yards, 10 TD, 1 carry, 5 yards

LT Rico Robinson, 6-5, 308, Sr.

LG Ken Marks, 6-4, 300, Sr.

C Cole Prudhomme, 6-3, 293, Sr.

RG Kevin Dotson, 6-4, 315, Sr.

RT Robert Hunt, 6-5, 310, Sr.

Defense (6)

DT Bennie Higgins, 6-0, 276, Sr., 58 tackles, 7 TFL, 4 sacks, 2 PBU

NG Zi’Yon Hill, 6-2, 283, So., 44 tackles, 2.5 TFL, sack, FR

LB Chauncey Manac, 6-3, 252, Jr., 47 tackles, 8 TFL, 4 sacks, PBU, FF

LB Jacques Boudreaux, 6-1, 229, Sr., 93 tackles, 5.5 TFL, 2 sacks, 3 PBU

CB Michael Jacquet III, 6-2, 201, Sr., 47 tackles, TFL, 2 INT, 9 PBU

S Deuce Wallace, 5-11, 210, Sr., 40 tackles, 3 TFL, sack, INT, 2 PBU, FF

Specialists (1)

P Rhys Byrnes, 6-0, 182, So., 53 punts, 2,124 yards (40.1 avg), long 68

Former MSU player/ coach

D.J. Looney, offensive line coach

2019 Schedule

Aug. 31 vs. Mississippi State (New Orleans)

Sept. 7 Liberty

Sept. 14 Texas Southern

Sept. 21 at Ohio

Sept. 28 at Georgia Southern

Oct. 9 Appalachian State

Oct. 17 at Arkansas State

Nov. 2 Texas State

Nov. 7 at Coastal Carolina

Nov. 16 at South Alabama

Nov. 23 Troy

Nov. 30 Louisiana-Monroe

logan.lowery@journalinc.com

Twitter: @loganlowery

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