Jul 18, 2014 7:56 PM by UL Sports Information
LAFAYETTE - Officials from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and the University of Tulsa announced on Thursday a home-and-home football series between the two institutions beginning in the 2017 season.
The series, which began in 1977, would resume with the Cajuns visiting Tulsa for a scheduled Sept. 9, 2017 contest at H.A. Chapman Stadium. The series would conclude on Sept. 28, 2019 with Louisiana hosting Tulsa at Cajun Field.
"We're excited to resume a football series against a school that has a great tradition in Tulsa," Louisiana Director of Athletics Scott Farmer said. "Our goal is to schedule home-and-home series against teams that our fans will enjoy watching, and Tulsa has had a history of success."
The teams have met nine times in school history with Louisiana holding a 5-4 lead in the all-time series. The last meeting between the schools was Oct. 31, 1992 with Tulsa earning a 27-9 victory over the visiting Cajuns.
"Tulsa is an outstanding football program that has enjoyed great success for a number of years," Louisiana head coach Mark Hudspeth said. "This will be a great head-to-head matchup against a quality non-conference opponent and it will create a very good environment when we play against each other at both universities."
Louisiana, which finished 9-4 and earned its third consecutive victory in the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl, will open the 2014 season at home on Aug. 30 against Southern University. Season tickets are available by calling the Cajundome Box Office at (337) 265-2100 or on-line at www.RaginCajuns.com/
LOUISIANA-TULSA FOOTBALL SERIES
Sept. 3, 1977 - Louisiana 48, Tulsa 21 at Lafayette
Sept. 16, 1978 - Tulsa 10, Louisiana 3 at Tulsa
Sept. 15, 1979 - Tulsa 28, Louisiana 20 at Tulsa
Nov. 17, 1984 - Louisiana 18, Tulsa 17 at Lafayette
Oct. 11, 1986 - Louisiana 17, Tulsa 13 at Lafayette
Oct. 7, 1989 - Louisiana 21, Tulsa 13 at Lafayette
Oct. 20, 1990 - Louisiana 25, Tulsa 13 at Tulsa
Oct. 12, 1991 - Tulsa 34, Louisiana 20 at Lafayette
Oct. 31, 1992 - Tulsa 27, Louisiana 9 at Tulsa
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