The McNeese State Cowboys first played the Rajun Cajuns football team back in 1951. The last time the two teams tangled the Pokes ruined UL's homecoming with a 18-17 road win. That was Matt Viator's first year as head coach. The Rivalry will renew in 2016.


McNeese leads the rivalry with a 20-15-2 record against the Rajun Cajuns. The last time the Cowboys visited UL ...33,000 plus attended the game. The contract stipulates that McNeese will receive a guaranty and tickets for the game. The game is scheduled for September 10th, 2016. No word on when the tickets will go on sale.