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Oct 23, 2012 7:53 PM by Jenise Fernandez

Ragin' Cajuns Ready for Big Game Against Arkansas State

After losing to North Texas last week, the Ragin' Cajuns are hoping to pull off a big conference win. With ESPN broadcasting to a national audience, the pressure is on and fans are pumped up

Everywhere you looked on campus, students sported their Ragin' Cajun pride. Even though game days aren't normally on Tuesdays, fans are still bringing their enthusiasm.

"It's a great day! To be on ESPN, it wasn't something we thought about my Freshmen year 4 years ago," said Cameron Barrilleaux, senior.

"We're at home. We're undefeated at home and that's the biggest thing. We're ready," said Derrick Picard, senior.

These fans have high hopes for the Cajuns. They're expecting a win and expect this game will lead the Cajuns back to a bowl game.

"If we continue to hold that rope and keep the drive, we'll be at a bowl game in no time," said Justin Jones.

And even though tonight's game is a big game for the Cajuns, it's still a Tuesday night. Some students will be stuck in class.

"It starts at 6 and ends at 9. That's the majority of the game," said Madeleine Richard, senior.

Richard has never missed a home game, until now. Her professor is giving a quiz, meaning she'll be in class, instead of in the stands.

"It's my last semester, my last chance to go to these games as a students and it's on ESPN. I'm disappointed that I can't enjoy it with my fellow classmates," said Richard.

This is the second week in a row the Ragin' cajuns play on a Tuesday night. It's also the second week in a row ESPN is televising the game. The last time the sports network was in town was two years ago when Oklahoma State played at Cajun Field. That game was on a Friday night.

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