4:45 LRN Sportscast

The Saints can become the first team to finish 6-0 in the NFC South since the division was formed in 2002 if they can beat the Panthers in Carolina on Sunday afternoon. New Orleans enters the game with the league’s third-rated defense and ninth rated offense. They are seventh in the NFL in rushing and offensive tackle Terron Armstead on why they’ve been so successful on the ground this year…
cut 30 (24) “…for us”
The Saints can clinch the number one seed in the NFC with a win, a Packers loss and a Seahawks win to create a three-way tie for first place in the league standings and New Orleans owns the tiebreaker under that scenario.

Acadiana is the Class 5A champions in high school football again after a thrilling 35-34 win over Alexandria Senior High. The Trojans nearly rallied back from a 14-point deficit in the final three minutes to win their first state title. It was a good prep classic for the Lafayette area as Acadiana, Carencro, and Lafayette Christian all won state titles.

In basketball, the Pelicans are at Oklahoma City tonight. New Orleans has failed to score over 100 points in its last three games and for the season they are shooting 30-percent from three-point territory. The tip-off is at 7.

Conference play begins Friday for La Tech, U-L Lafayette and ULM. The Bulldogs open Conference USA play by hosting Marshall on Friday and Saturday in the Thomas Assembly Center. The Bulldogs have won three in a row and are 7-2 on the season, while Thundering Herd are 6-and-1.

The Cajuns are six and one and they’ll host Texas State on Friday and Saturday in the Cajundome. The Bobcats are 6-and-3. ULM will host Arkansas State. The Warhawks have lost three in a row.