Thursday, November 10, 2016
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The Louisiana Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns take on the Georgia Southern Eagles on Thursday, November 10, 2016 at Paulson Stadium. The opening line for this game has Georgia Southern as 10.5 point favorites. This season the Ragin' Cajuns are 4-4-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 3-5-0. The Eagles have an over/under record of 3-6-0 and they are 2-7-0 against the spread.
Anthony Jennings finished with 161 yards through the air for Louisiana Lafayette last week. He completed 17 passes out of 30 attempts for a 57% completion percentage. The Ragin' Cajuns were led in rushing by Elijah McGuire, who finished with 55 yards on 17 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 3 yards per carry. Michael Jacquet was the team leader in receiving with a total of 77 yards and 3 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 26 yards per reception. As a team in that game Louisiana Lafayette got a total of 18 first downs. Of those first downs, 10 came on the ground while 6 came through the air. They ran 70 total plays for 266 yards for the game. The Ragin' Cajuns ran for 105 yards on 40 attempts.
Kevin Ellison finished with 134 yards passing for Georgia Southern last week. He went 7 for 16, resulting in a 44% completion percentage. The Eagles were led on the ground by Matt Breida, who finished with 100 yards on 22 carries. He ended the game with an average of 5 yards per rush. Myles Campbell led the team in receiving with 121 yards and 4 catches. He finished the game with an average of 30 yards per reception. Georgia Southern had 19 first downs total. 12 came from running the ball and 4 came from a pass. They ran 76 total plays for 401 yards for the contest. The Eagles ran for 267 yards on 59 carries as a team.
Louisiana Lafayette scores 22.3 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 112th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 18.6 passes on 30.1 attempts for a 61.8 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 191.6 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 102nd in college football. The Ragin' Cajuns run for an average of 172.4 yards per game on 44.6 attempts for an average of 3.9 yards per carry. That ranks them 67th in the nation. They also run 74.8 plays per contest and average 4.9 yards per play for an average of 364 yards per game, ranking their offense 107th overall this season. The Ragin' Cajuns average 19.4 first downs per game which ranks them 100th in the country. They accumulate 63.4 penalty yards per game via 8 penalties, which ranks 32nd in the nation.
Louisiana Lafayette allows 257.5 passing yards per game, ranking 96th in D-1, and they allow 27.3 points per contest on defense, which ranks 65th. They give up 21.6 completions on 33.6 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 64.3. The Ragin' Cajuns allow 123.4 rushing yards per game on 40 carries for an average of 3.1 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 24th in the country. Louisiana Lafayette allows 380.9 total yards per game including 5.2 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 43rd in terms of yards per game. They force 1.1 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 6.3 penalties for 48.6 yards per game, ranking them 39th among D-1 teams.
Georgia Southern averages 26.8 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 77th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 10.6 passes per game on 20 attempts for a 52.8 percent completion percentage. They throw for 146.3 yards through the air per game, ranking them 120th in Division 1. The Eagles run for an average of 242.9 yards per game on 54 attempts for an average of 4.5 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 18th on the ground. They also run 74 plays per game and average 5.3 yards per play for a total of 389.2 yards per game, ranking them 81st in the country on offense. The Eagles get an average of 21.4 first downs per game, which ranks 59th in the nation. They average 66 penalty yards per game via 7.7 penalties, ranking them 22nd in college football.
Georgia Southern allows an average of 217.8 passing yards per game, which ranks 50th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 25.7 points per contest, which has them ranked 52nd in the nation. They give up 16 completions on 28.3 attempts for a completion percentage of 56.5 per game. The Eagles allow 177.3 rushing yards per contest on 38.3 carries for a 4.6 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 73rd in the country. Georgia Southern allows 395.1 total yards per game for an average of 5.9 yards per play, which ranks 59th in D-1. They force 2 turnovers per contest and 5 penalties for 53.2 yards in each contest, ranking 66th in the nation.
Louisiana Lafayette Betting Trends
Louisiana Lafayette is 3-5-0 against the over/under this season
Louisiana Lafayette has an ATS record of 4-4-0 this season
Georgia Southern Betting Trends
Georgia Southern is 3-6-0 against the over/under this season
Georgia Southern has an ATS record of 2-7-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
11/06/16 S Dominick Jones Foot "?" Thursday vs. Georgia Southern
11/06/16 RB Elijah McGuire Foot "?" Thursday vs. Georgia Southern
11/06/16 WR Ja'Marcus Bradley Ankle "?" Thursday vs. Georgia Southern
11/06/16 RB Raymond Calais Shoulder probable Thursday vs. Georgia Southern
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
10/21/16 S RJ Murray Undisclosed out for season
Josh's Pick: Take Georgia Southern -10.5
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