Louisiana Lafayette at Texas A&M College Football Picks & Predictions 9/16/2017
Saturday, September 16, 2017
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Kyle Field is the venue for the game between the Louisiana Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns and the Texas A&M Aggies on Saturday, September 16, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Texas A&M as 22 point favorites. The total has been set at 66.5. The Aggies are 1-1-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 1-1-0. The Ragin' Cajuns are 0-2-0 ATS and their over/under record is 2-0-0.
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Valuable Louisiana Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns Betting Trends
The Louisiana Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns are 2-0-0 against the over/under
The Louisiana Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns are 0-2-0 against the spread
Important Texas A&M Aggies Betting Trends
The Texas A&M Aggies are 1-1-0 against the over/under
The Texas A&M Aggies are 1-1-0 against the spread
Key Louisiana Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns Injuries
09/10/17 OL D'Aquin Withrow Undisclosed left last game, "?" Saturday vs. Texas A&M
09/10/17 RB Darius Hoggins Jaw "?" Saturday vs. Texas A&M
09/10/17 DB Simeon Thomas Suspension Served probable Saturday vs. Texas A&M
09/10/17 LB T.J. Posey Undisclosed left last game, "?" Saturday vs. Texas A&M
08/29/17 LB Ferrod Gardner Foot out for season
Key Texas A&M Aggies Injuries
09/04/17 DB Donovan Wilson Foot out indefinitely
09/04/17 QB Nick Starkel Ankle out indefinitely
08/26/17 LB Dwaine Thomas Transferred out for season
08/24/17 DB Nick Harvey Knee out indefinitely
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Louisiana Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns have run for 488 yards as a unit, which ranks 23rd in the nation. They've run 77 times, averaging 6.3 yards per rush as a unit. The Ragin' Cajuns have been penalized on offense 11 times for 80 yards so far this year, which has them 67th in the country in penalties. They are 12th in Division 1 in points scored with 93. They have run 134 plays this year for 959 yards, which ranks them 59th in the nation in total offense. The Ragin' Cajuns average 7.2 yards per play, which is 20th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 43 1st downs this season, ranking them 56th overall as an offensive unit. Jordan Davis has completed 33 throws while attempting 55 passes for a completion percentage of 60%. He has passed for 471 yards this year. He averages 8.8 adjusted yards per throw and 8.6 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 146.3.
The Ragin' Cajuns rush defense has given up 126 attempts for 767 yards this season, putting them in 126th place in the country against the run. They have had 14 penalties for 123 yards on defense this year. That places them 80th in Division 1. Louisiana Lafayette is 127th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 114. They have given up a total of 1,181 yards on D, which is 122nd in the nation. The Ragin' Cajuns are 120th in yards per play allowed with 6.9. Opponent offenses have completed 29 throws on 45 attempts against the Louisiana Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns defense this season, ranking them 42nd and 28th in the country. The Louisiana Lafayette pass defense has also surrendered a total of 414 yards in the air, which is 67th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
Louisiana Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns kickers have made 83% of their extra points, going 10 for 12 this season. Their punters have accumulated 303 yards on 8 punts, averaging 38 yards per punt. That ranks them 105th in the NCAA in punting average. Louisiana Lafayette is 68th in the country in punt returns with 3. They've totaled 78 punt return yards and average 26 yards per return, which is 3rd in D-1. They have returned 9 kicks for 335 yards on special teams, which puts them 3rd in kick return yardage. The Ragin' Cajuns average 37 yards per kick return and they are 8th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 1,372.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Aggies are 55th in Division 1 in points scored with 68. They have run 176 plays this season for 864 yards, which ranks them 104th in the nation in total offense. The Texas A&M Aggies average 4.9 yards per play, which is 102nd in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 50 1st downs this year, placing them 29th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Texas A&M has run for 577 yards as a team, which ranks 11th in the country. They've run 110 times, averaging 5.2 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Aggies have been penalized on offense 9 times for 84 yards so far this season, which has them 91st in the nation in penalties. Kellen Mond has thrown for 132 yards this season. He has completed 15 passes on 38 attempts for a completion percentage of 39.5%. His quarterback rating this year is 77.3. He averages 3.5 yards per pass attempt and 4 adjusted yards per throw.
Texas A&M is 91st in the nation in points allowed on defense with 59. They have surrendered a total of 892 yards on D, which is 98th in Division 1. The Aggies are ranked 114th in yards per play allowed with 6.4. Opposing offenses have completed 48 passes on 84 attempts against the Texas A&M defense this season, placing them 102nd and 112th in the country. The Texas A&M Aggies pass defense has also given up a total of 755 yards through the air, which is 122nd overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 56 attempts for 137 yards this year, putting them in 20th place in D-1 against the run. The Aggies have committed 14 penalties for 110 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 62nd in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Texas A&M has returned 6 kicks for 156 yards on special teams, ranking 32nd in kick return yardage. The Texas A&M Aggies average 26 yards per kick return and they are 55th in the country in all-purpose yards with 1,020. The Aggies have attempted 6 field goals this season and made 4, which is 22nd in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 67%. Texas A&M kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 8 for 8 this year. Their punters have totaled 577 yards on 12 punts, averaging 48 yards per punt. That places them 13th in Division 1 in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Ragin' Cajuns/Aggies college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Aggies -22
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