The Battle of the Bayou between UL- Lafayette and UL- Monroe began in 1951 and had taken place every year since 1953. UL- Monroe may have won the first meeting 13-6, but since then things have been tightly contested with UL- Lafayette holding a 26-24 all-time series lead. A traveling trophy in the shape of a wooden boot was added in 2002, which only furthered the bragging rights that came along with winning this game. The Battle of the Bayou is one of the fiercest rivalries in the Sun Belt, and a must see for any college football fan.
The Ragin’ Cajun and Arkansas State Red Wolves have met over 50 times, and there is always a lot at stake when these two Sun Belt rivals square off. You’ll be in for a good game whenever the Red Wolves come to town, so make sure to get your tickets when ULL and Arkansas State meet.
Ragin Cajuns Tailgate Guide
Ragin’ Cajun tailgates provide an experience that is unique to Louisiana. Not only is it not uncommon to see hearses and caskets adorn with Ragin’ Cajun logos, but many fans you encounter here will also speak Cajun as well. The fan at a UL- Lafayette game create a Cajun style experience that can’t be found anywhere else, making a trip to Lafayette a must for any college football fan.
Louisiana is Cajun country, and that means if you come to Lafayette you better be ready to enjoy some delicious Cajun food. When make your way through the tailgate at Louisiana – Lafayette you’ll be met with the mouth-watering aromas of heavenly Cajun food from jambalaya to gumbo Ragin Cajun fans has you covered. If you love Cajun food then you’ve got to come out to a UL- Lafayette tailgate for a can’t miss Cajun cuisine experience.
The unique Cajun atmosphere found at UL-Lafayette tailgate makes a trip to see a Ragin’ Cajuns game a great time for anyone looking to experience a true Cajun tailgate.
Ragin’ Roar is the largest pep rally at the University of Louisiana- Lafayette, which takes place before first Ragin’ Cajuns home football game of the season. This time-honored tradition is a great way for students to show off their school spirit as well as a great way to start off the season.
Before every game, the Ragin’ Cajuns board a bright red bus that takes the team through the town to the stadium as they are cheered on by adoring fans. Once the team arrives at the stadium, they are led in by the band, and cheer squad as the fans continue to cheer them on. Make sure to show your support for the Cajuns by cheering them on when they pass you by on game day.
Reserved Tailgating Lots (TG and RV Lots)Those of you wanting to tailgate before a Ragin’ Cajuns game will need to reserve a spot before the game. The reserved tailgating lots allow plenty of room to set up shop and put you right at the heart of the ULL tailgate action, so secure your spot today.
Krewe de ChewIf you’re not looking to set up your tailgate meet up with the Krewe de Chew who are very welcoming and provide a plentiful array of tailgate dishes.
Ragin Cajuns Stadium Guide
The Cajuns have hands down the best fan support in the Sun Belt and ever since winning the New Orleans Bowl in 2011, the UL-Lafayette fans have really kicked it up a notch. The low-lying nature of the stadium creates the perception that the fans are all around you as it simulates the feeling of playing in a valley. The intimidating atmosphere is sure to make a visit to Cajun Field an experience to remember for fans as well as opponents.
Cajun culture can be seen all throughout a Louisiana- Lafayette game as the fans come decked out in Cajun attire to cheer on their team. You’ll see a wide variety of Cajun attire at the game as everyone is sure to let you know where their allegiance lies. Fans here also show a lot of love and admiration for former players such as Jake Delhomme, whose jersey you’ll see plenty of at any Ragin’ Cajuns game. Put on your red and white to cheer on the Cajuns to victory.
The hills on both sides of the stadium allow for Cajun Field to exceed capacity and help provide an incredible atmosphere. Sit on one of the hills to get a unique in-game experience that you’ll only find at a few other stadiums.
Before the 2014 season, the school installed a new 30 ft by 54 ft HD scoreboard. The massive scoreboard provides you with great views of the action no matter where you’re sitting, so enjoy the ability to see crystal clear replays when attending a Ragin’ Cajuns football game.
You can see the Ragin’ Cajuns mascot Cayenne entertaining the crowd throughout the game. Cayenne the pepper is beloved by UL-Lafayette fans young and old, so keep an eye out for him at games as you never know what kind of trouble he’ll get into next.
The 250+ member Pride of Acadiana lends their support to the Ragin’ Cajun throughout the game. The band plays a variety of school songs during the game, and you won’t want to miss their incredible pregame and halftime shows. Arrive early and take in the Pride of Acadiana pregame show to get the full Ragin’ Cajuns game day experience.
Fight on, Cajuns, fight on to victory For the Red and White, We will sing of triumph and glory, For our team tonight, You will hear the rage of the Cajuns, So let’s give a yell, (yeah!) Hustle up and bustle up and Fight on to victory – go UL!
Alma mater, beloved
Pride of our Southland so fair!
Oaks and pines and sweet
Show forth thy charms so rare,
Alma mater, for honor, truth
Thy halls for aye shall stand,
Loyal sons and daughters sing
Here’s my heart and hand.
Cold Coush-Coush! Come on Cajuns, Push! Push! Push!!!
Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns Cheers
1st down cheer – (band plays music) GEAUX! U! L!
2nd down cheer – (band plays music) HEY ROUGE! ALLONS! AIYEEEE!
3rd down cheer – (band plays music) GEAUX CAJUNS! GEAUX CAJUNS! GEAUX CAJUNS! GEAUX CAJUNS!
Give ’em Hell! UL! Give ’em Hell!
G-E-A-U-X Geaux Cajuns Geaux!
Ragin’ Cajuns! Geaux! Geaux!