Saturday, November 5, 2016
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The Idaho Vandals take on the Louisiana Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns on Saturday, November 5, 2016 at Cajun Field. The opening line for this game has Louisiana Lafayette as 7.5 point favorites. This season the Vandals are 4-4-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 5-3-0. The Ragin' Cajuns have an over/under record of 3-4-0 and they are 4-3-0 against the spread.
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Matt Linehan finished with 294 yards through the air for Idaho last week. He completed 26 passes out of 41 attempts for a 63% completion percentage. The Vandals were led in rushing by Isaiah Saunders, who finished with 30 yards on 7 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 4 yards per carry. Buck Cowan was the team leader in receiving with a total of 118 yards and 10 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 12 yards per reception. As a team in that game Idaho got a total of 24 first downs. Of those first downs, 5 came on the ground while 16 came through the air. They ran 67 total plays for 357 yards for the game. The Vandals ran for 63 yards on 26 attempts.
Anthony Jennings finished with 165 yards passing for Louisiana Lafayette last week. He went 18 for 22, resulting in a 82% completion percentage. The Ragin' Cajuns were led on the ground by Elijah McGuire, who finished with 112 yards on 20 carries. He ended the game with an average of 6 yards per rush. Michael Jacquet led the team in receiving with 54 yards and 2 catches. He finished the game with an average of 27 yards per reception. Louisiana Lafayette had 22 first downs total. 13 came from running the ball and 8 came from a pass. They ran 70 total plays for 401 yards for the contest. The Ragin' Cajuns ran for 236 yards on 48 carries as a team.
Idaho scores 24.3 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 94th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 20.6 passes on 35.5 attempts for a 58.1 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 240.9 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 55th in college football. The Vandals run for an average of 132.5 yards per game on 34.6 attempts for an average of 3.8 yards per carry. That ranks them 111th in the nation. They also run 70.1 plays per contest and average 5.3 yards per play for an average of 373.4 yards per game, ranking their offense 99th overall this season. The Vandals average 20.4 first downs per game which ranks them 81st in the country. They accumulate 52.3 penalty yards per game via 4.9 penalties, which ranks 73rd in the nation.
Idaho allows 286.1 passing yards per game, ranking 115th in D-1, and they allow 35.9 points per contest on defense, which ranks 112th. They give up 22.8 completions on 35 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 65. The Vandals allow 176.9 rushing yards per game on 36 carries for an average of 4.9 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 75th in the country. Idaho allows 463 total yards per game including 6.5 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 112th in terms of yards per game. They force 1.9 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 5.6 penalties for 50.3 yards per game, ranking them 45th among D-1 teams.
Louisiana Lafayette averages 23.6 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 101st in the country. In the passing department, they complete 18.9 passes per game on 30.1 attempts for a 62.6 percent completion percentage. They throw for 196 yards through the air per game, ranking them 100th in Division 1. The Ragin' Cajuns run for an average of 182 yards per game on 45.3 attempts for an average of 4 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 53rd on the ground. They also run 75.4 plays per game and average 5 yards per play for a total of 378 yards per game, ranking them 94th in the country on offense. The Ragin' Cajuns get an average of 19.6 first downs per game, which ranks 100th in the nation. They average 68.3 penalty yards per game via 8.3 penalties, ranking them 16th in college football.
Louisiana Lafayette allows an average of 261.9 passing yards per game, which ranks 103rd in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 27.9 points per contest, which has them ranked 72nd in the nation. They give up 21.9 completions on 34.1 attempts for a completion percentage of 64 per game. The Ragin' Cajuns allow 118.6 rushing yards per contest on 40 carries for a 3 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 23rd in the country. Louisiana Lafayette allows 380.4 total yards per game for an average of 5.1 yards per play, which ranks 48th in D-1. They force 1.1 turnovers per contest and 6.6 penalties for 49.1 yards in each contest, ranking 42nd in the nation.
Idaho Betting Trends
Idaho is 5-3-0 against the over/under this season
Idaho has an ATS record of 4-4-0 this season
Louisiana Lafayette Betting Trends
Louisiana Lafayette is 3-4-0 against the over/under this season
Louisiana Lafayette has an ATS record of 4-3-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
No key injuries to report
10/30/16 S Dominick Jones Foot "?" Saturday vs. Idaho
10/30/16 S Tracy Walker Leg "?" Saturday vs. Idaho
10/30/16 WR Ja'Marcus Bradley Ankle "?" Saturday vs. Idaho
10/30/16 DE Mario Osborne Concussion "?" Saturday vs. Idaho
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
Josh's Pick: Take Louisiana Lafayette
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