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Close games have been the order when Louisiana meets ULM

ULM at Louisiana - Saturday at 6:30 p.m.
Posted at 8:06 PM, Nov 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-29 21:06:01-05

When the Cajuns meet ULM, it's usually a close affair.

Nine of the last 12 games have been decided by one score or fewer, and more often than not, it benefits Louisiana. The Cajuns have won 10 of their last 12 against their in-state rival. The past two meetings have been chalked full of drama.

In 2017, Andre Nunez led the Cajuns on a fourth quarter comeback, before the Warhawks topped Louisiana 56-50 in overtime. Last year, ULM missed a 36-yard field goal as time expired that would have sent the game into overtime. Louisiana winning 31-28.

"Regardless of what happened in the past, this is always going to be important for both programs," said Louisiana head coach Billy Napier. "It's just 3-4 hours up the road. They're in our division, there are relationships between these players, the staffs know each others and the alumni know each other."

The Cajuns host ULM Saturday at 6:30 p.m. The game will air on ESPNU