Louisiana football long snapper roasted after 3 bad snaps to punter vs. Appalachian State

Erik Hall
Lafayette Daily Advertiser

Friday's game against Appalachian State did not start well for Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns long snapper Paul Boudreaux, and his struggles continued throughout the game. It didn't ultimately prevent Louisiana from winning as the Ragin' Cajuns defeated Appalachian State 24-21. 

At the end of the first UL possession, he sent a snap over the head of UL punter Rhys Byrns with 10:24 left in the first quarter. 

Boudreaux sent a second snap over Byrns on the second Ragin' Cajuns possession. The second one went for a 38-yard loss to the Louisiana 22-yard line with 1:44 left in the first quarter. 

Another bad snap occurred on the extra point after UL scored a touchdown with 6:25 left in the second quarter, and Louisiana didn't get the kick off. 

UL long snapper Paul Boudreaux (49) gets downfield to cover a punt as the Ragin Cajuns take on South Alabama Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020.

Then with 6:36 left in the fourth quarter, Boudreaux sent a third snap over the head of Byrns. It led to a safety when Byrns was forced to kick the ball out of the back of the end zone to prevent an Appalachian State touchdown. The safety cut the Louisiana lead to 24-19. 

Twitter roasted Boudreaux for his early struggles. Here are some of the best reactions. 

UL football long snapper Paul Boudreaux roasted

Here is video of the first bad punt snap:

Here is a video of the second punt attempt that didn't go well for the Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns: 

Boudreaux and Byrns connected on the third punt attempt. Byrns punted 39 yards with 12:03 left in the second quarter, and it put Appalachian State at its own 27-yard line. 

Here is the bad snap on a punt in the fourth quarter: 

With the loss, Appalachian State went to 7-3 overall and 5-2 in the Sun Belt. The UL Ragin' Cajuns, ranked No. 21 in the Amway Coaches Poll, improved to 9-1 overall and 7-1 in the Sun Belt.

After Friday, Appalachian State leads the all-time series 8-1 against the UL Ragin' Cajuns

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Billy Napier is the Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns football head coach. Shawn Clark is the Appalachian State football head coach.

Erik Hall is the lead digital producer for sports with the USA Today Network. You can find him on Twitter @HallErik