Saturday, November 26, 2016
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The Arkansas State Red Wolves take on the Louisiana Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns on Saturday, November 26, 2016 at Cajun Field. The opening line for this game has Arkansas State as 6.5 point favorites. This season the Indians are 6-4-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 2-7-1. The Ragin' Cajuns have an over/under record of 5-5-0 and they are 6-4-0 against the spread.
Justice Hansen finished with 149 yards through the air for Arkansas State last week. He completed 13 passes out of 24 attempts for a 54% completion percentage. The Indians were led in rushing by Warren Wand, who finished with 90 yards on 17 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 5 yards per carry. Chris Murray was the team leader in receiving with a total of 51 yards and 2 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 26 yards per reception. As a team in that game Arkansas State got a total of 19 first downs. Of those first downs, 12 came on the ground while 6 came through the air. They ran 77 total plays for 388 yards for the game. The Indians ran for 208 yards on 51 attempts.
Anthony Jennings finished with 189 yards passing for Louisiana Lafayette last week. He went 14 for 24, resulting in a 58% completion percentage. The Ragin' Cajuns were led on the ground by Elijah McGuire, who finished with 129 yards on 19 carries. He ended the game with an average of 7 yards per rush. Al Riles led the team in receiving with 105 yards and 7 catches. He finished the game with an average of 15 yards per reception. Louisiana Lafayette had 21 first downs total. 12 came from running the ball and 9 came from a pass. They ran 70 total plays for 465 yards for the contest. The Ragin' Cajuns ran for 276 yards on 46 carries as a team.
Arkansas State scores 26.9 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 77th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 17.1 passes on 29.8 attempts for a 57.4 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 237.1 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 59th in college football. The Indians run for an average of 144.9 yards per game on 40.2 attempts for an average of 3.6 yards per carry. That ranks them 103rd in the nation. They also run 70 plays per contest and average 5.5 yards per play for an average of 382 yards per game, ranking their offense 90th overall this season. The Indians average 20.4 first downs per game which ranks them 83rd in the country. They accumulate 57.2 penalty yards per game via 7.6 penalties, which ranks 52nd in the nation.
Arkansas State allows 228 passing yards per game, ranking 66th in D-1, and they allow 22.8 points per contest on defense, which ranks 34th. They give up 17.7 completions on 32.5 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 54.5. The Indians allow 168.5 rushing yards per game on 41.3 carries for an average of 4.1 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 65th in the country. Arkansas State allows 396.5 total yards per game including 5.4 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 58th in terms of yards per game. They force 1.7 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 6.4 penalties for 52 yards per game, ranking them 58th among D-1 teams.
Louisiana Lafayette averages 23.2 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 110th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 18.1 passes per game on 29.2 attempts for a 62 percent completion percentage. They throw for 198 yards through the air per game, ranking them 97th in Division 1. The Ragin' Cajuns run for an average of 187.9 yards per game on 44.5 attempts for an average of 4.2 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 54th on the ground. They also run 73.7 plays per game and average 5.2 yards per play for a total of 385.9 yards per game, ranking them 87th in the country on offense. The Ragin' Cajuns get an average of 20.4 first downs per game, which ranks 85th in the nation. They average 60.6 penalty yards per game via 7.7 penalties, ranking them 32nd in college football.
Louisiana Lafayette allows an average of 247.9 passing yards per game, which ranks 86th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 27.9 points per contest, which has them ranked 66th in the nation. They give up 20.8 completions on 32.6 attempts for a completion percentage of 63.8 per game. The Ragin' Cajuns allow 127.5 rushing yards per contest on 38.6 carries for a 3.3 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 23rd in the country. Louisiana Lafayette allows 375.4 total yards per game for an average of 5.3 yards per play, which ranks 42nd in D-1. They force 1.1 turnovers per contest and 5.8 penalties for 46.5 yards in each contest, ranking 36th in the nation.
Arkansas State Betting Trends
Arkansas State is 2-7-1 against the over/under this season
Arkansas State has an ATS record of 6-4-0 this season
Louisiana Lafayette Betting Trends
Louisiana Lafayette is 5-5-0 against the over/under this season
Louisiana Lafayette has an ATS record of 6-4-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
11/16/16 LB Quanterio Heath Concussion has left team
10/03/16 QB D.J. Pearson Legal problems has been dismissed
09/20/16 DE Griffin Riggs Suspension out indefinitely
09/12/16 RB Armond Weh-Weh Knee out for season
09/12/16 LB Antwon Turnage Knee out for season
10/10/16 DL David Lemoto Knee out for season
10/10/16 DL LaDarrius Kidd Ankle out for season
10/04/16 QB Jalen Nixon Ankle out for season
09/24/16 LB Alonzo Brown ACL out for season
09/24/16 DB Cole Bourque ACL out for season
09/24/16 WR Devin Scott Knee out for season
09/24/16 LB Tanner Holmes ACL out for season
09/01/16 OL Staten Wade Knee out indefinitely
08/30/16 K Calvin Linden Eligibility out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Louisiana Lafayette
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