Appalachian State came to Cajun field needing a win and their stats said it was possible. With their win Appalachian State moves closer to bowl bid for the Sun Belt.
In what many thought was a sure win for Ragin Cajuns fell apart late in the game. Appalachian State was able to shut down UL Lafayette’s offense. The Cajuns were held to less than 260 total yards as Appalachian State tallied up more than 400. This was the least amount of yards to be completed by the Cajuns since their loss to Boise in week 4. In comparison, the boys from Louisiana-Lafayette had more total yards against Ole Miss in week 3’s loss.
Big Win for Mountaineers
Appalachian State now has 6 wins and have game 12 to capture a winning season. They join 3 other Sun Belt teams who have 6 wins with 1 game remaining. The Mountaineers complete their season against the 1-9 Idaho Vandals. The other 6 win teams all have 3 conference losses. Appalachian State will finish the season with only two.
- South Alabama hosts Navy in a tough match on Friday the 28th
- Texas State travels to the struggling Georgia State on Saturday the 29th
- Arkansas State welcomes the 2-9 New Mexico State to campus.
It is probable that both Texas State and Arkansas State pick up their 7th win over Thanksgiving weekend. South Alabama has a tough game against the Midshipmen. The Bowl Contenders from the Sun Belt will include Louisiana-Lafayette, Texas State and Arkansas State. as well as Appalachian State if they win against Idah0. Great football all the way to the end for the Sun Belt Conference.
All timelines point to December 7, the date the FBS chooses the top 4, as the date bowl matchups will be announced. Stay tuned here, on Twitter or on our Facebook page to stay up today. We are less than 4 weeks from bowl season kick off. The 14th playing of the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl will be the first bowl game of the year. The Sun Belt will most likely face a Mountain West team in the Mercedes Benz Superdome on December 20 in New Orleans.