Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns vs Appalachian State Mountaineers Prediction, 12/4/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns vs Appalachian State Mountaineers
Date: Friday, December 4, 2020
Location: Kidd Brewer Stadium
Odds/Point Spread: Louisiana (+3.5)
Kidd Brewer Stadium is the venue where Zac Thomas and the Appalachian State Mountaineers (7-2) will take on the Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns (8-1) on Friday. Louisiana opens this contest as 3.5-point dogs. The total has been set at 53.5.
In their last game, the Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns took the field against the UL Monroe Warhawks and notched a win by a score of 70-20. Trey Ragas led the team on the ground for the game. He had a long run of 21 yards and he ran for 1 touchdown for this outing. He scurried for 95 yards via 11 carries which meant he was running for 8.6 yards per tote. Kyren Lacy was the receiving yardage leader by earning 48 yards on 5 catches. He earned an average of 9.6 yards per reception for the game. Levi Lewis went 18/25 with 147 yards through the air and added 3 touchdowns. He ended the game without an interception.
In terms of scoring, the Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns are averaging 35.0 points per game. As a team they are averaging 217.3 yards on the ground which is 22nd in D-1. The Ragin' Cajuns have earned 3,999 total yards for the season. In terms of getting the ball in the endzone, Louisiana has amassed 17 passing touchdowns and 21 touchdowns on the ground. Concerning yards through the air, the Ragin' Cajuns have given up 1,577 yards which ranks them 77th in Division 1. In total, they have given up 354.2 yards/outing putting them 44th in D-1. The Ragin' Cajuns rank 35th in the country when it comes to the opposition scoring, giving up 21.9 PPG. They are giving up 4.3 yards per rushing attempt and 179.0 yards on the ground per game this year. Over the course of their 9 games played this year, they have relinquished 175.2 yards per game through the air and conceding a completion percentage of 51.4%. During this campaign, they have conceded 1,611 rushing yards through 9 outings.
Levi Lewis has completed 464 of his attempted career 742 passes for a completion percentage of 62.5%. He is passing for 147.2 yards per game. For his college career, Lewis has passed for 6,035 yds with 51 touchdowns and 14 interceptions. His quarterback rating is 149.8 with a TD rate of 6.9% and an interception percentage of 1.9%. Since his college career started, he has taken off and run 168 different times totaling 643 yds.
In their last contest, the Appalachian State Mountaineers played the Troy Trojans and earned the win by a score of 47-10. Camerun Peoples paced the team in rushing for that game. He had a long run of 63 yards and he notched 1 touchdown in this contest. He racked up a total of 95 yards by way of 10 carries which gave him an average of 9.5 yards per run. Malik Williams was the receiving yardage leader by racking up 113 yards on 7 catches. He averaged 16.1 yards per catch for that game. Zac Thomas went 22/29 with 279 yards via the pass and threw 4 TD's. He walked away with no picks.
When discussing the points being put on the board, the Mountaineers are 40th in the nation scoring 32.8 points per outing. Over the course of the season thus far, the Mountaineers have a total of 1,808 passing yards as well as an average of 200.9 passing yards per game, which has them ranked 91st in the country. They have an average of 256.6 rushing yards per game and have toted the ball for 2,309 yards for this year. The Appalachian State Mountaineers average 457.4 yards/game ranking them 25th in the country. The Mountaineers are surrendering 18.0 points per contest, which has them ranked 27th in the country. Overall, they have allowed 162 total points. Appalachian State has conceded a total of 1,258 yards rushing (139.8 yards/game) and 10 touchdowns via the rush on the campaign. They have conceded 8 touchdowns via the pass as well as 180.2 yards/game, which has them ranked 23rd in Division 1.
During the 38 games in his college career, Zac Thomas has connected on 540 of 848 tries for 6,565 yds. He averages 172.8 yards per contest through the air with a 149.7 quarterback rating. Thomas has thrown for 66 touchdowns while tossing 20 interceptions in his collegiate career. He has left the pocket and rushed for 1,262 yds on 271 attempts. His TD percentage is 7.8% and his interception percentage is 2.4%.
Who will win tonight's Ragin' Cajuns/Mountaineers college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Ragin' Cajuns +3.5
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