Saturday, September 17, 2016
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The South Alabama Jaguars take on the Louisiana Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns on Saturday, September 17, 2016 at Cajun Field. The opening line for this game has Louisiana Lafayette as 3.5 point favorites. This season the Jaguars are 1-1-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 0-2-0. The Ragin' Cajuns have an over/under record of 1-1-0 and they are 1-1-0 against the spread.
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Dallas Davis finished with 279 yards through the air for South Alabama last week. He completed 21 passes out of 42 attempts for a 50% completion percentage. The Jaguars were led in rushing by Xavier Johnson, who finished with 21 yards on 7 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 3 yards per carry. Kevin Kutchera was the team leader in receiving with a total of 69 yards and 3 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 23 yards per reception. As a team in that game South Alabama got a total of 19 first downs. Of those first downs, 6 came on the ground while 11 came through the air. They ran 70 total plays for 352 yards for the game. The Jaguars ran for 73 yards on 27 attempts.
Anthony Jennings finished with 170 yards through the air for Louisiana Lafayette last week. He completed 15 passes out of 21 attempts for a 71% completion percentage. The Ragin' Cajuns were led in rushing by Elijah McGuire, who finished with 139 yards on 19 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 7 yards per carry. Ja'Marcus Bradley was the team leader in receiving with a total of 97 yards and 6 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 16 yards per reception. Louisiana Lafayette got a total of 20 first downs in that game. 12 came from running the ball and 6 came from a pass. They ran 61 total plays for 390 yards for the game. The Ragin' Cajuns ran for 220 yards on 40 attempts.
South Alabama scores 15 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 120th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 22.5 passes on 38.5 attempts for a 58.4 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 282 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 33rd in college football. The Jaguars run for an average of 83.5 yards per game on 28 attempts for an average of 3 yards per carry. That ranks them 121st in the nation. They also run 66.5 plays per contest and average 5.5 yards per play for an average of 365.5 yards per game, ranking their offense 87th overall this season. The Jaguars average 19 first downs per game which ranks them 93rd in the country. They accumulate 61 penalty yards per game via 7 penalties, which ranks 47th in the nation.
South Alabama allows 140 passing yards per game, ranking 24th in D-1, and they allow 22 points per contest on defense, which ranks 58th. They give up 13.5 completions on 20.5 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 65.9. The Jaguars allow 271.5 rushing yards per game on 48.5 carries for an average of 5.6 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 124th in the country. South Alabama allows 411.5 total yards per game including 6 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 94th in terms of yards per game. They force 0.5 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 7.5 penalties for 53 yards per game, ranking them 58th among D-1 teams.
Louisiana Lafayette averages 20 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 109th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 18 passes per game on 27 attempts for a 66.7 percent completion percentage. They throw for 178 yards through the air per game, ranking them 98th in Division 1. The Ragin' Cajuns run for an average of 150.5 yards per game on 40 attempts for an average of 3.8 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 85th on the ground. They also run 67 plays per game and average 4.9 yards per play for a total of 328.5 yards per game, ranking them 109th in the country on offense. The Ragin' Cajuns get an average of 19 first downs per game, which ranks 91st in the nation. They average 82.5 penalty yards per game via 10.5 penalties, ranking them 17th in college football.
Louisiana Lafayette allows an average of 345.5 passing yards yards per game, which ranks 123rd in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 33.5 points per contest, which has them ranked 101st in the nation. They give up 26.5 completions on 40.5 attempts for a completion percentage of 65.4 per game. The Ragin' Cajuns allow 128.5 rushing yards per contest on 40 carries for a 3.2 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 53rd in the country. Louisiana Lafayette allows 474 total yards per game for an average of 5.9 yards per play, which ranks 108th in D-1. They force 0.5 turnovers per contest and 7.5 penalties for 63.5 yards in each contest, ranking 86th in the nation.
South Alabama Betting Trends
South Alabama is 0-2-0 against the over/under this season
South Alabama has an ATS record of 1-1-0 this season
Louisiana Lafayette Betting Trends
Louisiana Lafayette is 1-1-0 against the over/under this season
Louisiana Lafayette has an ATS record of 1-1-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
09/10/16 DE Jimmie Gipson III Knee out for season
09/10/16 DL Tre Alford Knee out for season
09/03/16 DE Dewayne Alford Achilles out for season
09/12/16 DL Trevera Miller Suspension expected to miss 1st Half Saturday vs. South Alabama
09/01/16 OL Staten Wade Knee out indefinitely
08/30/16 K Calvin Linden Eligibility out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Louisiana Lafayette
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