Texas State at Louisiana Lafayette College Football Picks & Predictions 10/13/2017
Thursday, October 12, 2017
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The Louisiana Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns host the Texas State Bobcats at Cajun Field on Thursday, October 12, 2017. The opening line for this game has Louisiana Lafayette as 14 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 60. The Ragin' Cajuns have an over/under record of 4-1-0 and they are 1-4-0 against the spread. The Bobcats have an ATS record of 2-4-0 while their over/under record is 3-3-0.
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Valuable Texas State Bobcats Betting Trends
The Texas State Bobcats are 3-3-0 against the over/under
The Texas State Bobcats are 2-4-0 against the spread
Important Louisiana Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns Betting Trends
The Louisiana Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns are 4-1-0 against the over/under
The Louisiana Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns are 1-4-0 against the spread
Key Texas State Bobcats Injuries
09/28/17 DE Ishmael Davis Knee out for season
09/28/17 WR Mason Hays Leg out indefinitely
Key Louisiana Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns Injuries
10/09/17 QB Andre Nunez None expected to start Thursday vs. Texas State
10/08/17 DB Travis Crawford Leg "?" Thursday vs. Texas State
10/03/17 DL Zi'Yon Hill Knee out for season
09/11/17 LB Tanner Holmes Retired has left team
08/29/17 LB Ferrod Gardner Foot out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Texas State Bobcats have run for 789 yards as a team, which ranks 87th in college football. They've run 248 times, averaging 3.2 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Bobcats have been penalized on offense 30 times for 265 yards so far this season, which has them 88th in the country in penalties. They are 121st in the nation in points scored with 87. They have run 404 plays this season for 1,804 yards, which ranks them 95th in Division 1 in total offense. The Bobcats average 4.5 yards per play, which is 123rd in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 102 1st downs this year, placing them 91st overall as an offensive unit. Damian Williams averages 6.1 yards per pass attempt and 5.4 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 79 passes on 146 attempts for a completion percentage of 54.1%. His quarterback rating this year is 109.2. He has thrown for 895 yards this season.
The Bobcats rush defense has allowed 229 attempts for 866 yards this year, putting them in 71st place in D-1 against the run. Texas State has committed 45 penalties for 450 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 125th in college football. They are 117th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 202. They have surrendered a total of 2,465 yards on D, which is 101st in the country. The Bobcats are ranked 92nd in yards per play allowed with 5.9. Opposing offenses have completed 117 passes on 186 attempts against the Texas State Bobcats defense this season, placing them 97th and 91st in Division 1. The Texas State pass defense has also given up a total of 1,599 yards through the air, which is 118th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Texas State Bobcats have attempted 10 field goals this season and made 6, which is 63rd in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 60%. Texas State Bobcats kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 9 for 9 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,729 yards on 40 punts, averaging 43 yards per punt. That places them 39th in Division 1 in punting average. Texas State is ranked 41st in the nation in punt returns with 10. They've accumulated 80 punt return yards and average 8 yards per return, which is 53rd in college football. They have returned 16 kicks for 276 yards on special teams, ranking 72nd in kick return yardage. The Bobcats average 17 yards per kick return and they are 106th in the country in all-purpose yards with 2,160.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Ragin' Cajuns are 44th in the country in points scored with 185. They have run 364 plays this year for 2,091 yards, which ranks them 78th in Division 1 in total offense. The Louisiana Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns average 5.7 yards per play, which is 67th in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 114 1st downs this season, ranking them 62nd overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Louisiana Lafayette has run for 896 yards as a unit, which ranks 61st in college football. They've run 192 times, averaging 4.7 yards per rush as a unit. Louisiana Lafayette has been penalized on offense 26 times for 172 yards so far this year, which has them 106th in the country in penalties. Andre Nunez has passed for 500 yards this year. He's completed 40 throws while attempting 61 passes for a completion percentage of 65.6%. His quarterback rating this season is 147.4. He averages 8.4 adjusted yards per throw and 8.2 yards per pass attempt.
Louisiana Lafayette is 124th in the country in points surrendered on defense with 231. They have given up a total of 2,533 yards on D, which is 109th in D-1. The Ragin' Cajuns are 117th in yards per play allowed with 6.5. Opponent offenses have completed 91 throws on 141 attempts against the Louisiana Lafayette defense this season, ranking them 43rd and 17th in the nation. The Louisiana Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,207 yards in the air, which is 70th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 250 attempts for 1,326 yards this season, putting them in 117th place in the country against the run. The Ragin' Cajuns have had 32 penalties for 287 yards on defense this year. That places them 64th in college football.
Special Teams Stats
Louisiana Lafayette is 47th in the country in punt returns with 9. They've totaled 131 punt return yards and average 14.6 yards per return, which is 13th in D-1. They have returned 17 kicks for 499 yards on special teams, which puts them 12th in kick return yardage. The Louisiana Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns average 29 yards per kick return and they are 55th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 2,721. The Ragin' Cajuns have tried 4 field goals this year and made 2, which is 117th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 50%. Louisiana Lafayette kickers have made 84% of their extra points, going 21 for 25 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,138 yards on 27 punts, averaging 42 yards per punt. That ranks them 59th in the NCAA in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Bobcats/Ragin' Cajuns college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Bobcats +14
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