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Game: Louisiana Monroe Warhawks vs Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns
Date: Saturday, November 30, 2019
Location: Cajun Field in Lafayette, LA
Odds/Point Spread: Louisiana Lafayette -21
Caleb Evans and the Louisiana Monroe Warhawks go to Cajun Field on Saturday where they'll meet the Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns. Louisiana Lafayette opens this matchup as 21-point favorites. The Warhawks are 3-8-0 ATS and 6-5-0 when betting on the total. The Ragin' Cajuns are 5-6-0 when wagering on the over/under and 9-2-0 against the spread.
In their last game, the Louisiana Monroe Warhawks played the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers and notched a win by a score of 45-42. Josh Johnson paced the team in rushing for the game. He had a long run of 20 yards and he tallied 2 TD's for the game. He rushed for 129 yards by way of 19 carries which had him averaging 6.8 yards per run. Markis McCray was the leader in receiving yardage with a total of 114 yards on 3 catches. He earned an average of 38.0 yards per reception for the game. Leading the way at QB for the Warhawks was Caleb Evans who went 19/33 with 346 yards through the air and completed 2 TD's. He tossed 1 pick during the game. The Warhawks ran the ball a total of 33 times and racked up a total of 222 yards which gave them an average of 6.7 yards per rushing attempt. For the contest, the Warhawks earned a total of 27 first downs and they had a total of 7 penalties for 70 yards which tells us their heads weren't always in the game. On the day, they finished with a total of 66 plays for a total of 568 yards. On the defensive side of the ball, Louisiana Monroe conceded 14 completions on 22 tries for a total of 222 yards, and a completion percentage of 63.6%. For this contest, they conceded a total of 452 yards and earned 2 turnovers. On the ground, the Warhawks conceded 230 yards on 45 tries which means they had an average of 5.1 yards per attempt allowed.
The Warhawks step onto the field holding a record of 5-6 this season. For total yardage, they currently sit at 4th in the conference and 29th in the country with 4,968 yards. They are one of the most potent offenses in the country with an average of 31.7 points per game, putting them 45th in the country. As a unit, they are averaging 206.8 rushing yards per contest which is 5th in the Sun Belt Conference. The Warhawks have one of the worst defenses in the nation, allowing 39.4 points per game ranking them 10th in the Sun Belt Conference. When it comes to yards on the ground, Louisiana Monroe is giving up 251.9 yards per contest putting them 10th in the Sun Belt and 127th in the country. Opposing teams are running for an average of 5.7 yards per rush which has them at 10th in the conference and 126th in Division 1 overall. In total, they have conceded 2,771 rushing yards through 11 games. When it comes to yards through the air, the Warhawks have conceded 2,693 yards. Teams are completing 61.3% of the throws they are attempting against them and averaging 8.0 yards per try.
In their last game, the Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns played the Troy Trojans and ended up getting the victory by a score of 53-3. Leading the way at QB for the Ragin' Cajuns was Levi Lewis who went 21/33 with 273 yards passing and completed 1 TD. He finished this contest without throwing a pick. Chris Smith paced the team on the ground for the game. He broke a long run for 80 yards and he notched 1 TD for the game. He racked up a total of 87 yards on 5 carries which means he ran for an average of 17.4 yards per run. Ja'Marcus Bradley was the receiving yardage leader by racking up 96 yards on 5 catches. He earned an average of 19.2 yards per catch for the game. The Ragin' Cajuns rushed the ball a total of 37 times and earned 254 yards giving them an average of 6.9 yards per attempt. Overall, the Ragin' Cajuns earned 28 first downs and they had 9 infractions for 58 yards telling us that this team had an undisciplined week of practice. In all, they finished with a total of 77 plays for 598 yards. On the defensive side of the ball, Louisiana Lafayette gave up 18 completions on 40 tries totaling 203 yards, and a completion percentage of 45.0%. Against the run, the Ragin' Cajuns gave up 156 yards on 35 tries which means they had an average of 4.5 yards per attempt allowed. In the game, they conceded a total of 359 yards and earned 3 turnovers.
The Ragin' Cajuns step onto the field holding a record of 9-2. In discussing the offensive production, the Ragin' Cajuns have one of the top tier offenses in Division 1. Louisiana Lafayette has shown the nation they have a formidable rushing attack by averaging 276.2 yards on the ground per contest, putting them 5th in the nation. As a team, they have compiled a total of 3,038 yards rushing through 11 games, and if they want to continue their dominance, they'll want to keep running the ball. The Ragin' Cajuns average 498.4 yards per contest overall which has them at 9th in the nation and 1st in the conference. The Ragin' Cajuns are giving up 16.7 points per game which puts them at 1st in the Sun Belt and 14th in the country. When talking about points allowed, they have allowed 184 points in total. In discussing yards rushing, they are allowing 166.1 yards per contest which puts them at 77th in D-1 and 4th in the Sun Belt Conference. For the 2019 season, they have given up a total of 1,827 yards rushing and 14.3 rushing TDs. Their pass defense is one of the elite groups in the nation. They are conceding 185.5 passing yards per game. For passing yards allowed per game, the Ragin' Cajuns are currently ranked 2nd in the Sun Belt.
Who will win tonight's Warhawks/Ragin' Cajuns college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Warhawks +21
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