Boise State at Louisiana Lafayette Free College Football Picks & Odds
by Josh Schonwald - 8/28/2016
Saturday, September 3, 2016
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The Boise State Broncos take on the Louisiana Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns on Saturday, September 3, 2016 at Cajun Field. The opening line for this game has Boise State as 18 point favorites and the over/under was set at 60.5. Last season the Broncos were 7-6-0 against the spread and their over/under record was 7-6-0. The Ragin' Cajuns had an over/under record of 6-5-1 and they were 4-7-1 against the spread.
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Boise State scored 39.1 points per game on offense last season, which ranked 15th in Division 1. In the passing department, they averaged 25.6 passes on 40.3 attempts for a 63.5 percent completion percentage last season. They threw for a total of 309.9 yards per game through the air as well, which ranked them 16th in college football. The Broncos ran for an average of 191.4 yards per game on 42.5 attempts for an average of 4.5 yards per carry. That ranked them 38th in the nation. They also ran 82.8 plays per contest and averaged 6.1 yards per play for an average of 501.3 yards per game, ranking their offense 15th overall last season. The Broncos averaged 26.5 first downs per game which ranked them 7th in the country. They accumulated 53.5 penalty yards per game via 6.3 penalties, which ranked 72nd in the nation.
Boise State allowed 210.1 passing yards per game, ranking 46th in D-1, and they allowed 20.2 points per contest on defense, which ranked 18th. They gave up 16.9 completions on 31.6 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 53.5. The Broncos allowed 108.2 rushing yards per game on 33.8 carries for a 3.2 average per play, which ranked their rush defense 5th in the country. Boise State allowed 318.3 total yards per game including 4.9 yards per play, which ranked their overall defense 12th in terms of yards per game. They forced 2.4 turnovers per contest and got flagged for 7.2 penalties for 63 yards per game, ranking them 105th among D-1 teams.
Louisiana Lafayette averaged 26.4 points per game last season on offense, which ranked them 83rd in the country. In the passing department, they completed 18.8 passes per game on 32.3 attempts for a 58.4 percent completion percentage. They threw for 208.5 yards through the air per game last year, ranking them 81st in Division 1. The Ragin' Cajuns ran for an average of 171.9 yards per game on 37.5 attempts for an average of 4.6 yards per carry last season, which ranked them 63rd on the ground. They also ran 69.8 plays per game and averaged 5.5 yards per play for a total of 380.4 yards per game, ranking them 78th in the country on offense. The Ragin' Cajuns got an average of 20.6 first downs per game, which ranked 65th in the nation. They averaged 71.1 penalty yards per game via 7.1 penalties, ranking them 11th in college football.
Louisiana Lafayette allowed an average of 237.1 passing yards yards per game, which ranked 82nd in Division 1. Their defense overall allowed 31.8 points per contest, which had them ranked 94th in the nation. They gave up 15.8 completions on 30.1 attempts for a completion percentage of 52.4 per game. The Ragin' Cajuns allowed 183.8 rushing yards per contest on 40.6 carries for a 4.5 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 82nd in the country. Louisiana Lafayette allowed 420.8 total yards per game for an average of 6 yards per play, which ranked 89th in D-1. They forced 0.9 turnovers per contest and 6.2 penalties for 57.8 yards in each contest, ranking 83rd in the nation.
Brett Rypien finished his last game of last season with 377 yards through the air for Boise State. He completed 29 passes out of 39 attempts for a 74% completion percentage. The Broncos were led in rushing by Jeremy McNichols, who finished with 93 yards on 19 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 5 yards per carry. Jeremy McNichols was the team leader in receiving with a total of 96 yards and 5 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 19 yards per reception. As a team in that game Boise State got a total of 35 first downs by way of 16 rushing, 19 passing, and 0 by penalty. They ran 96 total plays for 654 yards for the game. The Broncos ran for 277 yards on 56 attempts.
Brooks Haack finished his last game of last season with 128 yards through the air for Louisiana Lafayette. He completed 13 passes out of 22 attempts for a 59% completion percentage. The Ragin' Cajuns were led in rushing by Elijah McGuire, who finished with 43 yards on 16 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 3 yards per carry. Jamal Robinson was the team leader in receiving with a total of 66 yards and 7 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 9 yards per reception. Louisiana Lafayette got a total of 17 first downs by way of 7 rushing, 9 passing, and 1 by penalty. They ran 66 total plays for 246 yards for the game. The Ragin' Cajuns ran for 42 yards on 36 attempts.
Boise State Betting Trends
Boise State were 7-6-0 against the over/under last season
Boise State had an ATS record of 7-6-0 last season
Louisiana Lafayette Betting Trends
Louisiana Lafayette were 6-5-1 against the over/under last season
Louisiana Lafayette had an ATS record of 4-7-1 last season
Injuries to Watch
No key injuries to report
No key injuries to report
Josh's Pick: Take Boise State
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