Louisiana Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns vs Georgia State Panthers Prediction, 9/19/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns vs Georgia State Panthers
Date: Saturday, September 19, 2020
Location: Center Parc Stadium
Odds/Point Spread: Louisiana Lafayette (-17)
Center Parc Stadium is the venue where Cornelious Brown and the Georgia State Panthers will take on the Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns on Saturday. The odds on this matchup have Louisiana Lafayette as 17-point favorites. The over/under has been set at 61.
Last week the Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns took the field against the Iowa State Cyclones and shocked them by a score of 31-14. Trey Ragas paced the team in rushing for that contest. He broke a long run for 15 yards and he ran for 1 touchdown for this outing. He rushed for a total of 49 yards via 14 carries which meant he averaged 3.5 yards per run. Peter LeBlanc was the leader in receiving yardage with a total of 82 yards on 5 receptions. He averaged 16.4 yards per catch for that contest. Leading the way at QB for the Ragin' Cajuns was Levi Lewis who went 13/21 with 154 yards by way of passing and tossed 1 touchdown. He ended the game with no interceptions. Louisiana also got punt return and kick return touchdowns from their special teams to make the final score look more lopsided.
The Ragin' Cajuns come into this game after finishing with a record of 11-3 last year. They were one of the most potent offenses in the country averaging 37.9 points per game, ranking them 10th in D-1. As a unit, they averaged 257.4 rushing yards per contest which was 1st in the Sun Belt. For total yards, they sat at 1st in the Sun Belt and 7th in D-1 with 6,917 yards. They are a team that had one of the most potent offenses in the Sun Belt and they have the ability to run the score up on teams.
The Ragin' Cajuns had one of the best defenses in the nation allowing 19.7 points per contest, putting them 1st in the Sun Belt Conference and 18th in the country. When it comes to yards through the air, the Ragin' Cajuns allowed 3,314 yards. Teams completed 57.3% of the passes they threw against them and averaged 6.7 yards per attempt. In discussing rushing yards, Louisiana Lafayette allowed 174.1 yards per contest putting them 5th in the Sun Belt and 82nd in the nation. They allowed teams to run for an average of 4.5 yards per rush putting them 6th in the Sun Belt Conference and 87th in the country overall. In total, they conceded 2,437 yards rushing through 14 contests.
In their last game of 2019, the Georgia State Panthers faced the Wyoming Cowboys and went home in defeat by a score of 38-17. Dan Ellington paced the team in rushing in this contest. He had a long run of 29 yards and he tallied 1 TD for this contest. He rushed for 70 yards on 14 carries which had him averaging 5.0 yards per run. Cornelius McCoy was the leader in receiving yardage with a tally of 78 yards on 5 catches. He notched an average of 15.6 yards per catch in this contest. Ellington went 13/26 with 156 yards via the pass and threw 1 TD. He tossed 1 pick on this day.
The Panthers head into this game after finishing last season 7-6. Georgia State made teams fear their ground game last season by averaging 241.6 yards per game, putting them 12th in Division 1. As a team, they had a total of 3,141 rushing yards through 13 games, so they'll look to continue their dominance on the ground to grind out wins. The Panthers averaged 439.8 yards per contest overall ranking them 31st in the country and 4th in the Sun Belt Conference. When talking about the points that were being put on the board, the Panthers sat at 6th in the Sun Belt and 47th out of all the teams in the country averaging 31.2 points per contest.
The Panthers allowed 36.2 points per game which put them at 9th in the Sun Belt Conference and 120th in D-1. In terms of points given up, they gave up 471 points in total. When talking about rushing yards, they gave up 217.8 yards per game ranking them 119th in D-1 and 9th in the Sun Belt. For last year, they allowed a total of 2,831 yards on the ground. Their pass defense was one of the mediocre units in D-1. They gave up 238.8 passing yards per contest. For passing yards allowed per game, the Panthers ranked 8th in the Sun Belt Conference.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Panthers +17 and over 61 total points
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