Louisiana at Appalachian State College Football Picks and Predictions 10/20/2018
Saturday, October 20, 2018
Kidd Brewer Stadium
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The Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns head to Kidd Brewer Stadium to play the Appalachian State Mountaineers on Saturday, October 20, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Appalachian State as 26.5 point favorites. The Ragin' Cajuns are 4-2-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 4-1-1. The Mountaineers are 4-0-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 3-1-0.
Valuable Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns Betting Trends
The Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns are 4-1-1 against the over/under
The Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns are 4-2-0 against the spread
Important Appalachian State Mountaineers Betting Trends
The Appalachian State Mountaineers are 3-1-0 against the over/under
The Appalachian State Mountaineers are 4-0-0 against the spread
Key Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns Injuries
10/04/18 DL Sammy Ochoa Back is out for season
Key Appalachian State Mountaineers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns are 45th in the country in points scored with 209. They have run 396 plays this year for 2,851 yards, which ranks them 86th in Division 1 in total offense. The Ragin' Cajuns average 7.2 yards per play, which is 8th in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 132 1st downs this season, ranking them 74th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Louisiana has run for 1,489 yards as a unit, which ranks 18th in college football. They've run 242 times, averaging 6.2 yards per rush as a unit. The Ragin' Cajuns have been penalized on offense 30 times for 261 yards so far this year, which has them 109th in the country in penalties. Andre Nunez has passed for 1,080 yards this year. He's completed 84 throws while attempting 123 passes for a completion percentage of 68.3%. His quarterback rating this season is 165.1. He averages 9.1 adjusted yards per throw and 8.8 yards per pass attempt.
Louisiana is 108th in the country in points surrendered on defense with 224. They have given up a total of 2,849 yards on D, which is 104th in D-1. The Ragin' Cajuns are 123rd in yards per play allowed with 7. Opponent offenses have completed 111 throws on 171 attempts against the Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns defense this season, ranking them 52nd and 22nd in the nation. The Louisiana pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,546 yards in the air, which is 81st overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 238 attempts for 1,303 yards this season, putting them in 106th place in the country against the run. The Ragin' Cajuns have had 27 penalties for 246 yards on defense this year. That places them 15th in college football.
Special Teams Stats
Louisiana is 96th in the country in punt returns with 7. They've totaled 23 punt return yards and average 3.3 yards per return, which is 122nd in D-1. They have returned 18 kicks for 424 yards on special teams, which puts them 24th in kick return yardage. The Ragin' Cajuns average 24 yards per kick return and they are 39th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 3,298. The Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns have tried 3 field goals this year and made 2, which is 126th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 67%. Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 29 for 29 this season. Their punters have accumulated 813 yards on 22 punts, averaging 37 yards per punt. That ranks them 121st in the NCAA in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Mountaineers have run for 1,324 yards as a team, which ranks 37th in college football. They've run 204 times, averaging 6.5 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Appalachian State Mountaineers have been penalized on offense 30 times for 335 yards so far this season, which has them 108th in the country in penalties. They are 26th in the nation in points scored with 242. They have run 332 plays this season for 2,484 yards, which ranks them 102nd in Division 1 in total offense. Appalachian State averages 7.5 yards per play, which is 6th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 114 1st downs this year, placing them 109th overall as an offensive unit. Zac Thomas averages 9.3 yards per pass attempt and 9.9 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 70 passes on 112 attempts for a completion percentage of 62.5%. His quarterback rating this year is 164.6. He has thrown for 1,040 yards this season.
The Appalachian State Mountaineers rush defense has allowed 185 attempts for 533 yards this year, putting them in 5th place in D-1 against the run. Appalachian State has committed 32 penalties for 270 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 20th in college football. They are 2nd in the nation in points allowed on defense with 77. They have surrendered a total of 1,441 yards on D, which is 1st in the country. The Mountaineers are ranked 3rd in yards per play allowed with 4. Opposing offenses have completed 96 passes on 171 attempts against the Appalachian State defense this season, placing them 18th and 21st in Division 1. The Appalachian State Mountaineers pass defense has also given up a total of 908 yards through the air, which is 4th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Appalachian State Mountaineers have attempted 6 field goals this season and made 4, which is 110th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 67%. Appalachian State kickers have made 97% of their extra points, going 32 for 33 this year. Their punters have totaled 860 yards on 20 punts, averaging 43 yards per punt. That places them 37th in Division 1 in punting average. Appalachian State is ranked 37th in the nation in punt returns with 13. They've accumulated 207 punt return yards and average 15.9 yards per return, which is 19th in college football. They have returned 7 kicks for 222 yards on special teams, ranking 91st in kick return yardage. The Appalachian State Mountaineers average 32 yards per kick return and they are 78th in the country in all-purpose yards with 2,913.
Who will win tonight's Ragin' Cajuns/Mountaineers college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Mountaineers -26.5
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