Louisiana Lafayette at Georgia Southern College Football Betting Tips and Predictions 9/28/2019
Saturday, September 28, 2019
Allen E. Paulson Stadium
Allen E. Paulson Stadium is the site where Justin Tomlin and the Georgia Southern Eagles will play the Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns on Saturday. Georgia Southern opens this contest as 3-point underdogs. The Ragin' Cajuns are 4-0-0 ATS and 3-1-0 when betting on the total. The Eagles are 2-1-0 when wagering on the over/under and 1-2-0 against the spread.
Key Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns Injuries
09/22/19 WR Calif Gossett Ankle is questionable Saturday vs Georgia Southern
Key Georgia Southern Eagles Injuries
09/22/19 RB Andrew Cunningham Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs UL Lafayette
09/22/19 OL Brian Miller Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs UL Lafayette
09/22/19 NT C.J. Wright Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs UL Lafayette
09/22/19 OL Jakob Cooper Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs UL Lafayette
09/22/19 P Magill Bauerle Suspension is questionable Saturday vs UL Lafayette
09/22/19 QB Shai Werts Shoulder is questionable Saturday vs UL Lafayette
09/14/19 FB Wesley Kennedy III Suspension is out
09/02/19 DE Justin Ellis Knee is out for season
In their last outing, the Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns played the Ohio Bobcats and notched a win by a score of 45-25. Elijah Mitchell led the team on the ground for the game. His longest run of the day went for 22 yards and he ran for 3 TD's for the game. He rushed for a total of 143 yards on 17 carries which means he ran for an average of 8.4 yards per run. Ja'Marcus Bradley was the receiving yardage leader with a tally of 75 yards on 5 catches. He earned an average of 15.0 yards per catch for the game. Running the show from under center for the Ragin' Cajuns was Levi Lewis who went 19/29 with 188 yards passing and threw 2 touchdowns. He walked away with no picks. The Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns ran the ball 46 times and racked up a total of 285 yards earning them an average of 6.2 yards per run. Overall, the Ragin' Cajuns earned a total of 25 1st downs and they had 16 infractions for 161 yards which shows us how undisciplined this team can be. On the day, they totaled 76 plays for a total of 489 yards. On the defensive side of the ball, Louisiana Lafayette gave up 18 completions on 38 tries totaling 277 yards, and a completion percentage of 47.4%. On the ground, the Ragin' Cajuns gave up 103 yards on 28 carries which means they allowed 3.7 yards per attempt allowed. In the game, they conceded 380 yards and forced 5 takeaways.
The Ragin' Cajuns come into this game with a record of 3-1 for the 2019 season. They are one of top scoring teams in the nation with an average of 46.3 points per game, which has them at 11th in the country. As a unit, they have an average of 323.8 rushing yards per contest which is 1st in the Sun Belt Conference. For total yardage, they rank 1st in the Sun Belt Conference and 1st in the country with 2,260 yards. The Ragin' Cajuns have one of the top tier defenses in the country, allowing 20.8 points per game ranking them 2nd in the Sun Belt. When it comes to passing yards, the Ragin' Cajuns have conceded 965 yards. Opponents are completing 54.1% of the throws they are attempting against them and averaging 6.1 yards per try. When talking about rushing yards, Louisiana Lafayette is giving up 144.5 yards per contest ranking them 4th in the Sun Belt Conference and 69th in the country. Opposing teams are running for an average of 4.7 yards per rush putting them 6th in the Sun Belt Conference and 103rd in the country overall. Overall, they have conceded 578 rushing yards through 4 games.
The last time they played, the Georgia Southern Eagles faced the Minnesota Golden Gophers and took the loss by a score of 35-32. Leading the way at QB for the Eagles was Justin Tomlin who went 5/9 with 75 yards passing but didn't get a passing TD in the game. He ended the game without an interception. Justin Tomlin paced the team on the ground in the game. His longest run of the day went for 12 yards and he notched 1 touchdown during the game. He rushed for a total of 57 yards on 14 carries which meant he averaged 4.1 yards per carry. Khaleb Hood led the team in receiving yardage with a total of 39 yards on 1 reception. He earned an average of 39.0 yards per reception in the game. The Georgia Southern Eagles ran the ball 33 times and racked up 123 yards giving them an average of 3.7 yards per attempt. In the game, they finished with a total of 42 plays which added up to 198 yards. For the contest, the Eagles racked up 12 1st downs and they had a total of 10 penalties for 64 yards telling us that this team had an undisciplined week of practice. When it comes to their defensive performance, Georgia Southern gave up 19 catches on 31 throws totaling 289 yards, and a completion percentage of 61.3%. For this contest, they conceded 382 yards and earned 2 takeaways. On the ground, the Eagles gave up 93 yards on 48 tries giving the other team an average of 1.9 yards per rushing attempt allowed.
The Eagles step onto the field holding a record of 1-2. In discussing the offensive production, the Eagles leave a lot to be desired in terms of scoring in D-1. Georgia Southern is making teams consider moving more up into the box by averaging 197.3 rushing yards per contest, which has them at 42nd in Division 1. As a team, they have compiled a total of 592 rushing yards through 3 games, so they'll look to the run game to try to keep the opponents off balance so they'll have open receivers. The Eagles average 251.3 yards per game overall ranking them 128th in Division 1 and 10th in the Sun Belt. The Eagles are conceding 36 points per game which puts them at 7th in the Sun Belt Conference and 115th in D-1. In regard to points allowed, they have allowed 108 points in total. In terms of yards on the ground, they are giving up 89 yards per game ranking them 20th in the country and 2nd in the Sun Belt. For this season, they have conceded a total of 267 rushing yards and 3.9 rushing touchdowns. Their passing defense is one of the worst groups in the nation. They are conceding 315.3 passing yards per game. For passing yards allowed per game, the Eagles are currently ranked 11th in the Sun Belt.
Who will win tonight's Ragin' Cajuns/Eagles college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Eagles +3
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