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Cajuns boom or bust offense tiring defense

Posted: 10:21 PM, Oct 09, 2018
Updated: 2018-10-09 23:58:21-04

LAFAYETTE (KATC) — Ragin’ Cajuns head coach Billy Napier says his defense is tired late in games. And the problem may be more of an offensive thing.

Monday, Napier spoke at length about executing more evenly, not for the offense’s sake, but for the defense who’s been exhausted by quick scores and 3-and-outs.

The stats paint a pretty clear picture.

Louisiana’s 61.5 plays-per-game ranks 126th out of 130 in the FBS. UL is averaging 6.2 yards-per-play, top-30 in college football, but have only converted 95 first downs. That’s good for 115th. Cajuns rank 106th in time of possession. These numbers prove just how boom and bust this offense is and Napier believes fixing that, could give the defense a better chance late in games.

“The most important thing we can do on offense is score points,” he said. “Let’s not get too complicated. But, in general how we do that and the ability to be more methodical, and not be so much big and little. We’re chunk play, and we’re a little too big and little in my opinion.”