Ragin' Cajuns lose QB for Homecoming Game
Your Ragin' Cajuns are coming off a big win against FIU this Saturday.
The guys took the Sunbelt Conference game 48 to 20. But despite the win, there's some bad news.
A late hit by an FIU lineman in the second quarter took quarterback Blaine Gautier out of the game with a hand injury. We're told Gautier broke two bones in his throwing hand, and he'll be out for at least 4 weeks. This is a heartbreaking injury for the senior, but Head Coach Mark Hudspeth says we shouldn't count him out just yet.
"I'm going to find a role for Blaine Gautier. He's a special young man [...] his heart and soul is in this university and this football team and by no stretch of the means is this going to be the last time he ties on those cleats for our football team. We're going to find a role and I talked to him already about looking at him on the defensive side of the football, on special teams, [because] a broke hand can not keep any player off the field."
Gauitier is expected to have surgery on his hand Wednesday. In the meantime, sophomore Terrance Broadway will take over at the quarterback position. Broadway is from Baton Rouge and graduated from Capitol High School. He'll start the homecoming game this Saturday when the Cajuns go head to head against Tulane.