Dec 23, 2012 7:11 PM by Kristen Holloway
The Ragin' Cajuns are back home this evening, one day after winning their second consecutive New Orleans Bowl. Reaching a bowl game not to mention winning is the goal for every team in college football at the start of the year, but UL players and coaches say this win makes a statement.
"This win will hopefully bring a lot of national recognition to our great city and Acadiana and our university as we continue to build our football program," said Coach Hud.
As the Ragin' Cajuns return home from the Crescent City, they're still celebrating Saturday's bowl win.
"It feels great I mean I haven't been apart of any championship teams except my junior high team so being on this level and winning championships, it's a heck of an experience I'll tell you that," said Offensive Lineman Greg Siener
Coach Hud says the field goal right before halftime brought momentum back to the team and helped the Cajuns stay focused for the rest of the game.
"Our guys they don't get phased by a whole lot. Whether they're up ten or down ten they keep playing hard. Just seeing the look on our players faces after the game because these guys have worked awfully hard since August the 1st and you know its a long season," said Coach Hud.
I asked running back Alonzo Harris about next year's bowl game and if we could possibly witness a 3-peat. He said this...
"It's going to take a lot more hard work now and it's going to be a lot more teams set out to watch more film on us that will be out to get us. It basically puts a X on our back," Running Back Alonzo Harris.
Players and coaches agree this win solidifies the fact, this team is consistent. Coach Hud says a lot of rest is next for the players and his staff as well as spending the holidays with family and friends, but they'll be back at it in January.