Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns vs Texas State Bobcats Prediction, 10/31/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns vs Texas State Bobcats
Date: Saturday, October 31, 2020
Location: Bobcat Stadium
Odds/Point Spread: Louisiana (-16.5)
Brady McBride and the Texas State Bobcats (1-6) play the Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns (4-1) at Bobcat Stadium on Saturday, October 31, 2020. The spread on this game has Louisiana as 16.5-point favorites. The total opens at 55.5.
In their last outing, the Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns faced the UAB Blazers and notched a win by a score of 24-20. Levi Lewis went 12/20 with 152 yards via the pass and added 2 touchdowns. He finished this contest without throwing a pick. Elijah Mitchell paced the team on the ground for that contest. He tore off a long run of 13 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He ran for 67 yards via 21 carries which had him averaging 3.2 yards per run. Kyren Lacy was the leader in receiving yardage by racking up 43 yards on 2 catches. He averaged 21.5 yards per catch for that contest.
In terms of putting points on the board, the Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns hold an average of 27.2 points per game. Offensively they hold an average of 176.0 yards via the ground game which is 41st in the nation. The Ragin' Cajuns have tallied 1,928 total yards this season. When it comes to distribution of touchdowns, Louisiana has compiled 7 passing touchdowns and 8 touchdowns via the ground. The Ragin' Cajuns rank 39th in college football concerning team defense, allowing 22.6 points per contest. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 4.3 yards per rush and 192.0 rushing yards per contest so far this season. Over the course of this year, they have allowed 960 yards via the ground game in 5 games. Regarding yards via the pass, the Ragin' Cajuns have given up 908 yds which puts them in 55th in D-1. Over the course of their 5 games, they are conceding 181.6 yards per game through the air and giving up a completion percentage of 54.7%. For the year, they are surrendering 373.6 yards per outing which has them sitting 50th in Division 1.
Levi Lewis has completed 386 of his attempted career 625 passes for a completion percentage of 61.8%. He is throwing for 136.8 yds per outing. For his career, Lewis has passed for 5,060 yards with 42 TD's and 11 picks. He has a quarterback rating of 148.4 with a TD percentage of 6.7% and an interception rate of 1.8%. Since his collegiate career started, he has attempted a run 158 different times totaling 547 yards.
In the last game they played, the Texas State Bobcats played the BYU Cougars and were on the losing end of this game by a score of 52-14. Brock Sturges led the team in rushing in this game. He had a long run of 34 yards but he wasn't able to run one in for a touchdown. He rushed for a total of 58 yards via 8 carries which gave him an average of 7.3 yards per run. Marcell Barbee was the receiving yardage leader with a total of 48 yards on 3 catches. He notched an average of 16.0 yards per catch in this game. Brady McBride went 17/30 with 150 yards via the pass and tossed 2 TD's. He gave away 2 interceptions for the game.
During this campaign to this point, the Bobcats have thrown for a total of 1,564 passing yards in addition to holding an average of 223.4 passing yards per contest, which ranks 60th in Division 1. The Texas State Bobcats have an average of 360.0 yards per game which has them sitting 75th in the nation. They average 136.6 yards per game via the rush and have toted the ball for 956 yards for the season. Regarding how much they score, the Bobcats are ranking 66th in college football scoring 26.0 points per contest. The Bobcats are conceding 34.6 PPG, which has them ranked 86th in the country. Overall, they have given up 242 pts. Texas State has allowed a total of 1,176 yards on the ground (168.0 yards/game) and 13 touchdowns by way of the ground game on the season. They have surrendered 15 touchdowns via the pass and 295.1 yards/game, which puts them in 102nd in the country.
In 10 games in his collegiate career, Brady McBride has completed 108 of his 180 attempts for a total of 1,047 yds. He averages 104.7 yards per contest through the air with a 118.0 QB rating. McBride has thrown 8 touchdowns compared to 5 picks in his career. He has scampered for 44 yds on 45 tries. His touchdown rate when attempting a pass is 4.4% and his interception percentage is 2.8%.
Who will win tonight's Ragin' Cajuns/Bobcats college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Ragin' Cajuns -16.5
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