Louisiana Monroe at Louisiana Lafayette College Football Picks & Predictions 9/23/2017
Saturday, September 23, 2017
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Cajun Field is the venue for the game between the Louisiana Monroe Warhawks and the Louisiana Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns on Saturday, September 23, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Louisiana Lafayette as 5 point favorites. The total has been set at 63.5. The Ragin' Cajuns are 0-3-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 3-0-0. The Warhawks are 1-1-0 ATS and their over/under record is 1-1-0.
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Valuable Louisiana Monroe Warhawks Betting Trends
The Louisiana Monroe Warhawks are 1-1-0 against the over/under
The Louisiana Monroe Warhawks are 1-1-0 against the spread
Important Louisiana Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns Betting Trends
The Louisiana Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns are 3-0-0 against the over/under
The Louisiana Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns are 0-3-0 against the spread
Key Louisiana Monroe Warhawks Injuries
09/17/17 RB Austin Vaughn Knee "?" Saturday vs. UL Lafayette
09/17/17 OL Keaton Baggs ACL "?" Saturday vs. UL Lafayette
09/17/17 WR RJ Turner Lower Body "?" Saturday vs. UL Lafayette
Key Louisiana Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns Injuries
09/18/17 DL Taboris Lee Forearm "?" Saturday vs. UL Monroe
09/17/17 QB Jordan Davis Knee injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. UL Monroe
09/17/17 WR Ryheem Malone Shoulder injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. UL Monroe
09/17/17 LB T.J. Posey Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. UL Monroe
09/17/17 DB Travis Crawford Leg "?" Saturday vs. UL Monroe
09/11/17 LB Tanner Holmes Retired has left team
08/29/17 LB Ferrod Gardner Foot out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Louisiana Monroe Warhawks have run for 364 yards as a unit, which ranks 96th in the nation. They've run 86 times, averaging 4.2 yards per rush as a unit. The Warhawks have been penalized on offense 13 times for 107 yards so far this year, which has them 98th in the country in penalties. They are 112th in Division 1 in points scored with 46. They have run 150 plays this year for 755 yards, which ranks them 115th in the nation in total offense. The Warhawks average 5 yards per play, which is 106th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 40 1st downs this season, ranking them 117th overall as an offensive unit. Caleb Evans has completed 18 throws while attempting 38 passes for a completion percentage of 47.4%. He has passed for 160 yards this year. He averages 4.7 adjusted yards per throw and 4.2 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 91.4.
The Warhawks rush defense has given up 87 attempts for 603 yards this season, putting them in 106th place in the country against the run. They have had 22 penalties for 221 yards on defense this year. That places them 112th in Division 1. Louisiana Monroe is 61st in college football in points surrendered on defense with 65. They have given up a total of 950 yards on D, which is 51st in the nation. The Warhawks are 114th in yards per play allowed with 6.6. Opponent offenses have completed 27 throws on 57 attempts against the Louisiana Monroe Warhawks defense this season, ranking them 8th and 11th in the country. The Louisiana Monroe pass defense has also surrendered a total of 347 yards in the air, which is 17th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
Louisiana Monroe Warhawks kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 5 for 5 this season. Their punters have accumulated 662 yards on 16 punts, averaging 41 yards per punt. That ranks them 71st in the NCAA in punting average. Louisiana Monroe is 70th in the country in punt returns with 4. They've totaled 34 punt return yards and average 8.5 yards per return, which is 49th in D-1. They have returned 8 kicks for 136 yards on special teams, which puts them 77th in kick return yardage. The Warhawks average 17 yards per kick return and they are 119th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 925.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Ragin' Cajuns are 29th in Division 1 in points scored with 114. They have run 207 plays this season for 1,268 yards, which ranks them 59th in the nation in total offense. The Louisiana Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns average 6.1 yards per play, which is 46th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 60 1st downs this year, placing them 68th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Louisiana Lafayette has run for 581 yards as a team, which ranks 42nd in the country. They've run 106 times, averaging 5.5 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Ragin' Cajuns have been penalized on offense 15 times for 105 yards so far this season, which has them 84th in the nation in penalties. Jordan Davis has thrown for 668 yards this season. He has completed 60 passes on 98 attempts for a completion percentage of 61.2%. His quarterback rating this year is 127.2. He averages 6.8 yards per pass attempt and 6 adjusted yards per throw.
Louisiana Lafayette is 127th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 159. They have surrendered a total of 1,661 yards on D, which is 124th in Division 1. The Ragin' Cajuns are ranked 119th in yards per play allowed with 6.8. Opposing offenses have completed 50 passes on 79 attempts against the Louisiana Lafayette defense this season, placing them 51st and 41st in the country. The Louisiana Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns pass defense has also given up a total of 715 yards through the air, which is 80th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 166 attempts for 946 yards this year, putting them in 128th place in D-1 against the run. The Ragin' Cajuns have committed 17 penalties for 140 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 53rd in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Louisiana Lafayette is ranked 96th in the nation in punt returns with 3. They've accumulated 78 punt return yards and average 26 yards per return, which is 2nd in college football. They have returned 11 kicks for 371 yards on special teams, ranking 5th in kick return yardage. The Louisiana Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns average 34 yards per kick return and they are 24th in the country in all-purpose yards with 1,717. Louisiana Lafayette kickers have made 87% of their extra points, going 13 for 15 this year. Their punters have totaled 650 yards on 16 punts, averaging 41 yards per punt. That places them 77th in Division 1 in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Warhawks/Ragin' Cajuns college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Ragin' Cajuns -5
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