Saturday, October 1, 2016
Aggie Memorial Stadium
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The Louisiana Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns take on the New Mexico State Aggies on Saturday, October 1, 2016 at Aggie Memorial Stadium. The opening line for this game has Louisiana Lafayette as 8 point favorites. This season the Ragin' Cajuns are 3-1-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 2-2-0. The Aggies have an over/under record of 3-1-0 and they are 2-2-0 against the spread.
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Anthony Jennings finished with 240 yards through the air for Louisiana Lafayette last week. He completed 19 passes out of 38 attempts for a 50% completion percentage. The Ragin' Cajuns were led in rushing by Elijah McGuire, who finished with 89 yards on 38 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 2 yards per carry. Al Riles was the team leader in receiving with a total of 70 yards and 6 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 12 yards per reception. As a team in that game Louisiana Lafayette got a total of 20 first downs. Of those first downs, 7 came on the ground while 13 came through the air. They ran 101 total plays for 377 yards for the game. The Ragin' Cajuns ran for 137 yards on 63 attempts.
Tyler Rogers finished with 445 yards passing for New Mexico State last week. He went 29 for 54, resulting in a 54% completion percentage. The Aggies were led on the ground by Larry Rose III, who finished with 56 yards on 12 carries. He ended the game with an average of 5 yards per rush. Tyrain Taylor led the team in receiving with 157 yards and 7 catches. He finished the game with an average of 22 yards per reception. New Mexico State had 25 first downs total. 6 came from running the ball and 18 came from a pass. They ran 87 total plays for 539 yards for the contest. The Aggies ran for 94 yards on 33 carries as a team.
Louisiana Lafayette scores 26.8 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 83rd in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 18.3 passes on 29.5 attempts for a 61.9 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 213 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 82nd in college football. The Ragin' Cajuns run for an average of 173.5 yards per game on 44.8 attempts for an average of 3.9 yards per carry. That ranks them 72nd in the nation. They also run 74.3 plays per contest and average 5.2 yards per play for an average of 386.5 yards per game, ranking their offense 87th overall this season. The Ragin' Cajuns average 19.5 first downs per game which ranks them 93rd in the country. They accumulate 56.3 penalty yards per game via 7.5 penalties, which ranks 63rd in the nation.
Louisiana Lafayette allows 284 passing yards per game, ranking 111th in D-1, and they allow 32.8 points per contest on defense, which ranks 98th. They give up 21.8 completions on 34 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 64. The Ragin' Cajuns allow 115.3 rushing yards per game on 41.3 carries for an average of 2.8 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 30th in the country. Louisiana Lafayette allows 399.3 total yards per game including 5.3 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 76th in terms of yards per game. They force 0.8 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 6 penalties for 46.8 yards per game, ranking them 33rd among D-1 teams.
New Mexico State averages 25.5 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 89th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 21 passes per game on 41 attempts for a 51.2 percent completion percentage. They throw for 283.3 yards through the air per game, ranking them 30th in Division 1. The Aggies run for an average of 139.5 yards per game on 35.8 attempts for an average of 3.9 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 97th on the ground. They also run 76.8 plays per game and average 5.5 yards per play for a total of 422.8 yards per game, ranking them 67th in the country on offense. The Aggies get an average of 23 first downs per game, which ranks 51st in the nation. They average 48.3 penalty yards per game via 6 penalties, ranking them 86th in college football.
New Mexico State allows an average of 235 passing yards yards per game, which ranks 73rd in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 45.8 points per contest, which has them ranked 125th in the nation. They give up 18 completions on 28 attempts for a completion percentage of 64.3 per game. The Aggies allow 274.5 rushing yards per contest on 46.5 carries for a 5.9 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 125th in the country. New Mexico State allows 509.5 total yards per game for an average of 6.8 yards per play, which ranks 122nd in D-1. They force 1.5 turnovers per contest and 6.3 penalties for 56 yards in each contest, ranking 66th in the nation.
Louisiana Lafayette Betting Trends
Louisiana Lafayette is 2-2-0 against the over/under this season
Louisiana Lafayette has an ATS record of 3-1-0 this season
New Mexico State Betting Trends
New Mexico State is 3-1-0 against the over/under this season
New Mexico State has an ATS record of 2-2-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
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
09/20/16 DB Savion Brown Suspension out indefinitely
09/01/16 OL Staten Wade Knee out indefinitely
08/30/16 K Calvin Linden Eligibility out indefinitely
New Mexico State
09/21/16 WR Royce Caldwell Leg out indefinitely
09/16/16 OL Jamin Smith Foot out indefinitely
08/30/16 TE Garron Nash Personal has left team
08/25/16 QB Tyler Matthews Personal has left team
Guy's Pick: Take New Mexico State
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