It didn’t take long for the first ranked upset of the season to occur in what could be a completely unpredictable college football season. On Saturday afternoon in Ames, the Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns took down No. 23 Iowa State, outscoring the Cyclones 21-0 in the second half to kick off their season with a signature road win.

Iowa State opened the scoring in the second quarter with a 1-yard touchdown run from Kene Nwangwu, but Louisiana immediately responded with the first kickoff return for a touchdown of the college football season. Louisiana’s Chris Smith found a seam up the middle of the field and raced down the left sideline for a 95-yard touchdown.

Iowa State responded with a touchdown on their next drive, but the Ragin’ Cajuns took control in the second half with a 78-yard bomb from quarterback Levi Lewis to receiver Peter LeBlanc.

Early in the fourth quarter, Louisiana extended its lead with an 83-yard punt return touchdown from Eric Garror. The Ragin’ Cajuns added a touchdown 10-seconds remaining to pad their margin of victory, winning 31-14.

 

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