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Slow starts for Cajuns biggest concern for Napier

Opponents scoring on opening drives
Posted at 9:24 PM, Sep 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-09 22:59:10-04

LAFAYETTE — Slow starts for Louisiana's defense is the most glaring issue facing the Cajuns through two games.

Louisiana has allowed both an opening drive touchdown, and more than 100-yards rushing in the opening half in each of their games.

In Saturday's 35-14 win over Liberty, the Cajuns gave up a 66-yard rush in the second that led Liberty to a 14-7 lead. But that was the last the Cajuns defense gave into the Flames. Louisiana would score the final 28 of the game and earn their first win.

"We need to improve in how we start," Napier Ssaid Monday. "Two weeks in a row the opponents got the ball and marched right down the field for a touchdown. So, starting fast on defense is an area we're focused on. We need to improve our run fits and certainly that's a team effort when you start looking at that."

Louisiana play Texas Southern Saturday at home.