LAFAYETTE, La. -- Students attending the annual Ragin' Cajuns football Red vs. White spring game on Saturday, April 20 at 4:00 p.m. in Cajun Field will have a unique way to impact which side emerges as the winner.
Fraternities and sororities that take part in the Cajun Football Flag Football Challenge will be designated as either the red or white team with each winning team receiving points that will be applied to the score at the start of the spring game.
In addition, the winning side in a halftime "Hold The Rope" Tug of War will receive a point for their team as well.
"I have said all along that the support that we receive from our fans has helped us to win games by providing an energy-filled atmosphere for us to play in," Cajuns head coach Mark Hudspeth said. "So for the spring game, we came up with a way for the students to actually compete for points for their favorite side."
"We appreciate all of the support that we receive from the students because it has helped us to go 10-1 at home over the last two years. We want Cajun Field to be one of the toughest places in the country to play and our students are one of the big reasons why it has been so difficult for our opponents," Hudspeth added.
Coach Hudspeth is hoping for a record turnout for the game, which takes place on one of the busiest weekends of the spring.
"This is going to be a great day for our fans to come to campus and spend the day tailgating and enjoying Ragin' Cajuns athletics," Hudspeth said. "Besides the spring football game, the Louisiana tennis teams will be hosting the Sun Belt Championships that day and the baseball team will play the second game of a three-game series against Florida Atlantic after the spring game at 6:00 p.m."
The spring game is free to the public with fans being invited to walk on Cajun Field following the contest to take pictures and collect autographs.