BOONE, N.C. — The No. 25 Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns will take on the Appalachian State Mountaineers in a Sun Belt Conference game at Kidd Brewer Stadium in Boone, NC Friday night.
Tip-off time for this game is slated for 8:30 PM ET and ESPN will have the live broadcast. Live stream is also available on WatchESPN.com and the ESPN App.
According to ESPN’s Football Power Index, Appalachian State (7-2, 5-1 Sun Belt) is starts with a 56.3% chance of beating a ranked Louisiana (8-1, 6-1) side that has won five in a row.
Last time out, the Ragin’ Cajuns scored in every quarter in a free-scoring contest that saw them take a one-sided 70-20 victory over UL Monroe. Meanwhile, Appalachian State turned back Troy 47-10 in its last game.
Levi Lewis has passed for 2,027 yards and 16 touchdowns with seven interceptions so far in nine games for Louisiana and has thrown for three TDs in each of his last two games. Lewis has also rushed for 233 yards on the ground with five scores.
Running backs Elijah Mitchell (656) and Trey Ragas (617) have both tallied more than 600 yards rushing this season, Peter LeBlanc and Kyren Lacy each caught 23 passes.
There will be 25 players for App State recognized before kickoff, with the fifth-year seniors on the roster part of a 50-12 run since the start of the 2016 season.
“This senior class has meant a lot to our program,” head coach Shawn Clark said, “and they’ll leave a lasting legacy that will go for a long time.”
The game will starts at 8:00 pm and it’s believed to be the latest kickoff time in Kidd Brewer Stadium history and only the second post-Thanksgiving home game in Boone starting at 8 p.m. or later, following a 2007 FCS semifinal in which Armanti Edwards rushed for 313 yards in a 55-35 win against Richmond.
“It’s going to be dark. It’s going to be cold. Hopefully some snow,” senior receiver Thomas Hennigan said. “I’m looking forward to it. I think it’s going to be awesome.”