Posted: Dec 13, 2011 5:42 PM by Elizabeth Hill
Updated: Dec 14, 2011 8:09 AM
Before the Ragin' Cajuns hit the field for the big game their fans gave them a big send-off.
"Aw man it's awesome. You can hear 'em in the background. There's nothing like it. To have their support and just know the community's behind you getting ready to head down to new orleans."
Fans of all ages are excited for the Cajuns bowl appearance including Ken Ardoin, who was at the Cajuns' last bowl game in 1970.
"We've been Ragin' Cajun fans since we were in college. Most of us are older and even the younger ones, everybody is so pumped about this team."
Whether they were around for the Ragin' Cajuns last bowl game 41 years ago or this is their first trip, UL fans are ready to paint the town red.
Christmas is coming early for UL fans and even with the holidays so close Santa and Mrs. Claus are taking a break to cheer on their favorite team.
"It's gonna be filled with all the fans and of course reindeer and elves and Santa and I so we're gonna have a great time painting the dome red."