Saturday, September 24, 2016
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The Louisiana Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns take on the Tulane Green Wave on Saturday, September 24, 2016 at Yulman Stadium. The opening line for this game has Tulane as 3 point favorites. This season the Ragin' Cajuns are 2-1-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 1-2-0. The Green Wave have an over/under record of 1-2-0 and they are 2-0-1 against the spread.
Anthony Jennings finished with 256 yards through the air for Louisiana Lafayette last week. He completed 18 passes out of 26 attempts for a 69% completion percentage. The Ragin' Cajuns were led in rushing by Elijah McGuire, who finished with 223 yards on 23 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 10 yards per carry. Al Riles was the team leader in receiving with a total of 139 yards and 8 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 17 yards per reception. As a team in that game Louisiana Lafayette got a total of 20 first downs. Of those first downs, 10 came on the ground while 10 came through the air. They ran 62 total plays for 512 yards for the game. The Ragin' Cajuns ran for 256 yards on 36 attempts.
Johnathan Brantley finished with 21 yards passing for Tulane last week. He went 3 for 12, resulting in a 25% completion percentage. The Green Wave were led on the ground by Dontrell Hilliard, who finished with 97 yards on 16 carries. He ended the game with an average of 6 yards per rush. Dontrell Hilliard led the team in receiving with 16 yards and 2 catches. He finished the game with an average of 8 yards per reception. Tulane had 14 first downs total. 14 came from running the ball and 0 came from a pass. They ran 59 total plays for 261 yards for the contest. The Green Wave ran for 240 yards on 47 carries as a team.
Louisiana Lafayette scores 22.7 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 102nd in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 18 passes on 26.7 attempts for a 67.5 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 204 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 87th in college football. The Ragin' Cajuns run for an average of 187.3 yards per game on 38.3 attempts for an average of 4.9 yards per carry. That ranks them 58th in the nation. They also run 65 plays per contest and average 6 yards per play for an average of 391.3 yards per game, ranking their offense 80th overall this season. The Ragin' Cajuns average 19.3 first downs per game which ranks them 89th in the country. They accumulate 65 penalty yards per game via 8.3 penalties, which ranks 42nd in the nation.
Louisiana Lafayette allows 318.3 passing yards per game, ranking 120th in D-1, and they allow 30 points per contest on defense, which ranks 86th. They give up 24.7 completions on 36.7 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 67.3. The Ragin' Cajuns allow 110.3 rushing yards per game on 39 carries for an average of 2.8 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 35th in the country. Louisiana Lafayette allows 428.7 total yards per game including 5.7 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 97th in terms of yards per game. They force 0.7 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 6 penalties for 49 yards per game, ranking them 34th among D-1 teams.
Tulane averages 27.7 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 82nd in the country. In the passing department, they complete 5.7 passes per game on 13.7 attempts for a 41.5 percent completion percentage. They throw for 55.7 yards through the air per game, ranking them 128th in Division 1. The Green Wave run for an average of 274.3 yards per game on 50.3 attempts for an average of 5.5 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 12th on the ground. They also run 64 plays per game and average 5.2 yards per play for a total of 330 yards per game, ranking them 112th in the country on offense. The Green Wave get an average of 16.7 first downs per game, which ranks 114th in the nation. They average 45.3 penalty yards per game via 5.7 penalties, ranking them 98th in college football.
Tulane allows an average of 145.3 passing yards yards per game, which ranks 12th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 16.3 points per contest, which has them ranked 23rd in the nation. They give up 11.7 completions on 21.3 attempts for a completion percentage of 54.7 per game. The Green Wave allow 144.3 rushing yards per contest on 36.3 carries for a 4 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 59th in the country. Tulane allows 289.7 total yards per game for an average of 5 yards per play, which ranks 22nd in D-1. They force 2 turnovers per contest and 4.7 penalties for 45.7 yards in each contest, ranking 28th in the nation.
Louisiana Lafayette Betting Trends
Louisiana Lafayette is 1-2-0 against the over/under this season
Louisiana Lafayette has an ATS record of 2-1-0 this season
Tulane Betting Trends
Tulane is 1-2-0 against the over/under this season
Tulane has an ATS record of 2-0-1 this season
Injuries to Watch
09/18/16 LB Trey Granier Concussion "?" Saturday vs. Tulane
09/01/16 OL Staten Wade Knee out indefinitely
08/30/16 K Calvin Linden Eligibility out indefinitely
09/18/16 TE Charles Jones Leg "?" Saturday vs. UL Lafayette
09/18/16 RB Sherman Badie Shoulder "?" Saturday vs. UL Lafayette
08/20/16 WR Andrew Hicks Knee out for season
Tony's Pick: Take Tulane
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