Texas State vs Louisiana Lafayette NCAA Football Point Spread Picks 11/2/2019
Saturday, November 2, 2019
Levi Lewis and the Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns play the Texas State Bobcats at Cajun Field on Saturday, November 2, 2019. Louisiana Lafayette opens this contest as 21-point favorites. The Bobcats are 1-5-1 ATS and 2-4-0 when betting on the total. The Ragin' Cajuns are 4-3-0 when wagering on the over/under and 6-1-0 against the spread.
In their last contest, the Texas State Bobcats took on the Arkansas State Red Wolves and ended up taking the loss by a score of 38-14. Caleb Twyford paced the team on the ground for the game. He tore off a long run of 60 yards and he notched 1 TD during the game. He ran for a total of 76 yards on 16 carries which meant he averaged 4.8 yards per run. Jeremiah Haydel led the team in receiving yardage by earning 56 yards on 3 catches. He notched an average of 18.7 yards per catch for the game. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Bobcats was Tyler Vitt who went 15/27 with 146 yards passing and tossed 1 TD. He threw 2 interceptions in the game. The Bobcats ran the football 24 times and racked up 81 yards which gave them an average of 3.4 yards per run. Overall, the Bobcats earned a total of 8 1st downs and they had 6 penalties for 55 yards which tells us that they had an average outing in terms of discipline. Overall, they finished with a total of 51 plays which gave them a total of 227 yards. On the defensive side of the ball, Texas State allowed 18 catches on 28 tries totaling 158 yards, and a completion percentage of 64.3%. In the game, they gave up a total of 364 yards but weren't able to foce a turnover. On the ground, the Bobcats allowed 206 yards on 53 carries which gave them an average of 3.9 yards per carry allowed.
The Bobcats head into this matchup 2-5 for this season. In terms of scoring, they are one of the worst in the country with an average of 18.1 points per game, ranking them 121st in college football. As a team, they have an average of 82.4 yards on the ground per contest which is 11th in the Sun Belt Conference. For total yards, they sit in 10th in the Sun Belt and 127th in college football with 2,181 yards. The Bobcats have one of the middle tier defenses in the country, allowing 30 points per game which has them at 5th in the conference. When it comes to rushing yards, Texas State is giving up 216.4 yards per contest ranking them 8th in the Sun Belt Conference and 118th in Division 1. Opposing teams are running for an average of 4.8 yards per carry which has them at 6th in the Sun Belt and 100th in the country overall. In total, they have conceded 1,515 yards rushing through 7 contests. When it comes to yards through the air, the Bobcats have conceded 1,604 yards. Teams are completing 60.2% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 6.6 yards per try.
In their last outing, the Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns took on the Arkansas State Red Wolves and ended up getting the victory by a score of 37-20. Raymond Calais paced the team in rushing for that contest. He broke a long run for 80 yards and he added 2 TD's for the game. He scurried for 144 yards via 8 carries which means he ran for an average of 18.0 yards per tote. Ja'Marcus Bradley was the receiving yardage leader by earning 72 yards on 6 catches. He earned an average of 12.0 yards per catch for that contest. Running the show from under center for the Ragin' Cajuns was Levi Lewis who went 17/24 with 181 yards passing but wasn't able to get any balls in the endzone via the pass. He tossed 1 interception on the day. The Ragin' Cajuns ended up running the ball 46 times and racked up a total of 315 yards which earned them an average of 6.8 yards per attempt. Overall, they ran 71 plays which added up to 496 yards. On the day, the Ragin' Cajuns totaled 26 1st downs and they had a total of 5 penalties for 30 yards which is telling of how their week of practice went. When discussing the defense, Louisiana Lafayette allowed 23 catches on 34 throws for a total of 303 yards, and a completion percentage of 67.6%. Against the run, the Ragin' Cajuns allowed 170 yards on 49 tries which is an average of 3.5 yards per rushing attempt allowed. In the game, they allowed 473 yards and forced 1 takeaway.
The Ragin' Cajuns step onto the field holding a record of 5-2. Louisiana Lafayette has made teams game plan around their running game by averaging 286.9 rushing yards per game, which has them at 2nd in Division 1. As a team, they have compiled a total of 2,008 yards rushing through 7 games, and if they want to continue their dominance, they'll want to keep running the ball. The Ragin' Cajuns average 492.9 yards per game overall putting them 10th in Division 1 and 1st in the Sun Belt. The Ragin' Cajuns are giving up 20.6 points per contest which puts them at 2nd in the Sun Belt Conference and 25th in college football. Their pass defense is one of the best groups in D-1. They are conceding 197.6 passing yards per contest. For passing yards allowed per game, the Ragin' Cajuns are currently ranked 5th in the Sun Belt Conference. In terms of points allowed, they have given up 144 points in total. In terms of rushing yards, they are giving up 165.6 yards per game ranking them 76th in college football and 4th in the Sun Belt Conference. For the 2019 season, they have given up a total of 1,159 rushing yards and 9.8 rushing TDs.
Who will win tonight's Bobcats/Ragin' Cajuns college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Bobcats +21
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