Coach Billy Napier and the Louisiana Rajun Cajuns pulled off the biggest upset of the young college football season when they knocked off No. 23 Iowa State 31-14.

In a post-game interview on ESPN, Napier became emotional.

“I know you guys are well aware of what we’ve been through,” Napier said as he got choked up.”You can talk about COVID-19 and these social issues, and the hurricane, but when you lose one of your family members, one of your team members, it’s a significant event. I hope my man D.J.’s up there smiling right now for sure.”

Napier referred to offensive line coach D.J. Looney, who passed away about five weeks ago following a heart attack during a team workout at Cajun Field. Looney had ties to the SEC, as he served as a graduate assistant to Dan Mullen at Mississippi State. He also graduated from Mississippi State, where he played offensive line, and spent time with Georgia as a grad assistant.