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New Orleans Bowl 2012: Terrance Broadway's Game Proves He's One to Watch in 2013

NEW ORLEANS, LA - DECEMBER 22:  Terrance Broadway #8 of the Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin Cajuns throws a pass against the East Carolina Pirates during the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl at Mercedes-Benz Superdome on December 22, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
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Brian MaziqueCorrespondent IIIDecember 23, 2012

Terrance Broadway put on a show for the Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns on Saturday. The sophomore quarterback had a great all-around game, and he led his team to a 43-34 win over the East Carolina Pirates in the New Orleans Bowl

It was the second straight victory for the team in the postseason event.

Broadway finished the day with 316 passing yards and 108 rushing yards. He tallied a touchdown passing and rushing, as he was the catalyst for an inspired performance in front of a pro-Ragin' Cajuns crowd at the New Orleans Superdome.

The team has to be excited about their team heading into 2013.

Broadway has the ability to be one of the better dual-threats in the country. He had 460 yards of total offense against Louisiana-Monroe on November 3. His New Orleans Bowl performance marked the third time in 2012 that he rushed for 100 yards in a game.

The sophomore even held his own in the Ragin' Cajuns near upset over the Florida Gators. The Gators won 27-20, but Broadway completed 69 percent of his passes, and he didn't throw an interception against one of the nation's top defenses.

Those games came while Broadway was a sophomore just gaining his confidence running the offense. In his junior season, he should be ready to put up big numbers consistently. 

It helps that the team is returning many of the weapons from this year's 9-4 squad. Alonzo Harris, Effrem Reed, Darryl Surgent and Jamal Robinson will all be back with Broadway in 2013. The only major contributor the Ragin' Cajuns will lose is leading receiver Harry Peoples.

I'm not calling Broadway a dark horse candidate for the Heisman trophy in 2013, but after this performance, you can bet a few more fans and analysts across the nation will be checking for him.

 

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