Louisiana at Texas State College Football Picks and Predictions 10/6/2018
Saturday, October 6, 2018
Jim Wacker Field
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The Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns head to Jim Wacker Field to play the Texas State Bobcats on Saturday, October 6, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Louisiana as 3.5 point favorites. The Ragin' Cajuns are 2-2-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 2-1-1. The Bobcats are 1-2-1 against the spread and their over/under mark is 2-2-0.
Valuable Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns Betting Trends
The Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns are 2-1-1 against the over/under
The Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns are 2-2-0 against the spread
Important Texas State Bobcats Betting Trends
The Texas State Bobcats are 2-2-0 against the over/under
The Texas State Bobcats are 1-2-1 against the spread
Key Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Texas State Bobcats Injuries
08/05/18 RB Anthony Smith ACL is out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns are 107th in the country in points scored with 101. They have run 240 plays this year for 1,535 yards, which ranks them 116th in Division 1 in total offense. The Ragin' Cajuns average 6.4 yards per play, which is 35th in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 72 1st downs this season, ranking them 123rd overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Louisiana has run for 818 yards as a unit, which ranks 68th in college football. They've run 138 times, averaging 5.9 yards per rush as a unit. The Ragin' Cajuns have been penalized on offense 20 times for 159 yards so far this year, which has them 112th in the country in penalties. Andre Nunez has passed for 616 yards this year. He's completed 56 throws while attempting 80 passes for a completion percentage of 70%. His quarterback rating this season is 147.8. He averages 7.3 adjusted yards per throw and 7.7 yards per pass attempt.
Louisiana is 106th in the country in points surrendered on defense with 159. They have given up a total of 2,018 yards on D, which is 96th in D-1. The Ragin' Cajuns are 126th in yards per play allowed with 7.4. Opponent offenses have completed 57 throws on 86 attempts against the Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns defense this season, ranking them 4th and 2nd in the nation. The Louisiana pass defense has also surrendered a total of 961 yards in the air, which is 55th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 185 attempts for 1,057 yards this season, putting them in 116th place in the country against the run. The Ragin' Cajuns have had 22 penalties for 186 yards on defense this year. That places them 16th in college football.
Special Teams Stats
Louisiana is 125th in the country in punt returns with 2. They've totaled 2 punt return yards and average 1 yards per return, which is 124th in D-1. They have returned 12 kicks for 303 yards on special teams, which puts them 28th in kick return yardage. The Ragin' Cajuns average 25 yards per kick return and they are 103rd in the nation in all-purpose yards with 1,840. The Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns have tried 2 field goals this year and made 1, which is 119th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 50%. Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 14 for 14 this season. Their punters have accumulated 635 yards on 16 punts, averaging 40 yards per punt. That ranks them 96th in the NCAA in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Bobcats have run for 566 yards as a team, which ranks 110th in college football. They've run 158 times, averaging 3.6 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Texas State Bobcats have been penalized on offense 34 times for 280 yards so far this season, which has them 44th in the country in penalties. They are 113th in the nation in points scored with 95. They have run 272 plays this season for 1,343 yards, which ranks them 109th in Division 1 in total offense. Texas State averages 4.9 yards per play, which is 113th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 75 1st downs this year, placing them 120th overall as an offensive unit. Willie Jones III averages 6.5 yards per pass attempt and 6.2 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 40 passes on 79 attempts for a completion percentage of 50.6%. His quarterback rating this year is 113.1. He has thrown for 517 yards this season.
The Texas State Bobcats rush defense has allowed 134 attempts for 515 yards this year, putting them in 25th place in D-1 against the run. Texas State has committed 31 penalties for 280 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 78th in college football. They are 67th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 121. They have surrendered a total of 1,428 yards on D, which is 28th in the country. The Bobcats are ranked 61st in yards per play allowed with 5.3. Opposing offenses have completed 84 passes on 137 attempts against the Texas State defense this season, placing them 63rd and 52nd in Division 1. The Texas State Bobcats pass defense has also given up a total of 913 yards through the air, which is 46th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Texas State Bobcats have attempted 10 field goals this season and made 6, which is 45th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 60%. Texas State kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 11 for 11 this year. Their punters have totaled 762 yards on 21 punts, averaging 36 yards per punt. That places them 122nd in Division 1 in punting average. Texas State is ranked 64th in the nation in punt returns with 7. They've accumulated 98 punt return yards and average 14 yards per return, which is 32nd in college football. They have returned 12 kicks for 224 yards on special teams, ranking 61st in kick return yardage. The Texas State Bobcats average 19 yards per kick return and they are 114th in the country in all-purpose yards with 1,665.
Who will win tonight's Ragin' Cajuns/Bobcats college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Bobcats +3.5
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