Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns vs UTSA Roadrunners Prediction, 12/26/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns vs UTSA Roadrunners
Date: Saturday, December 26, 2020
Location: Gerald J. Ford Stadium
Odds/Point Spread: Louisiana (-12.5)
Frank Harris and the UTSA Roadrunners (7-4) play the Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns (9-1) at Gerald J. Ford Stadium on Saturday in the SERVPRO First Responder Bowl. UTSA opens this matchup as 12.5-point underdogs. The total has been set at 60.
In their last outing, the Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns went up against the Appalachian State Mountaineers and notched a win by a score of 24-21. Elijah Mitchell led the team in rushing for that contest. He broke a long run for 46 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He rushed for 95 yards on 12 carries which gave him an average of 7.9 yards per carry. Jalen Williams was the receiving yardage leader by racking up 39 yards on 2 receptions. He had an average of 19.5 yards per reception for that contest. Levi Lewis went 8/23 with 101 yards via the pass and completed 1 touchdown. He finished this contest without throwing a pick.
When it comes to putting points on the board, the Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns have an average of 33.9 points per game. As a unit they are averaging 208.2 yards on the ground which is 26th in the country. The Ragin' Cajuns have earned 4,226 yards in total for the season. In terms of notching touchdowns, Louisiana has earned 18 touchdowns via the pass and 23 rushing touchdowns. Concerning yards through the air, the Ragin' Cajuns have given up 1,669 yards which has them ranked 63rd in the nation. For the year, they have relinquished 347.8 yards per contest which has them sitting 43rd in Division 1. The Ragin' Cajuns are ranked 41st in Division 1 when it comes to the opposition scoring, allowing 21.8 PPG. They are giving up 4.2 yards per rush and 180.9 rushing yards per game for the year. Over the course of their 10 games, they have yielded 166.9 yards per contest via the pass and allowed a completion percentage of 51.2%. In total, they have given up 1,809 yards via the running game in 10 contests.
Levi Lewis has connected on 472 of his attempted career 765 passes for a completion percentage of 61.7%. He is averaging 146.1 yards per outing. For his career, Lewis has passed for a total of 6,136 yards with 52 TD's and 14 interceptions. He has a quarterback rating of 147.8 with a TD percentage of 6.8% and an interception rate of 1.8%. Since his college career started, he has attempted running the football 179 times totaling 720 yds.
The last time they took the field, the UTSA Roadrunners played the North Texas Mean Green and took home the victory by a score of 49-17. Frank Harris went 19/24 with 144 yards by way of passing and tossed 2 TD's. He ended the game with no interceptions. Sincere McCormick led the team on the ground in this outing. He tore off a long run of 65 yards and he tallied 2 touchdowns for this contest. He rushed for 251 yards via 23 carries which meant he averaged 10.9 yards per run. Zakhari Franklin was the receiving yardage leader with a tally of 49 yards on 3 receptions. He averaged 16.3 yards per catch in this outing.
Over the course of the season to this point, the Roadrunners have racked up 2,191 yards via the pass not to mention an average of 199.2 throwing yards per game, putting them at 92nd in the nation. The UTSA Roadrunners hold an average of 414.5 yards per contest which has them sitting 51st in the nation. They maintain an average of 215.3 run yards per game and have rushed for 2,368 yards overall. In relation to the points being put on the board, the Roadrunners are ranking 66th in D-1 averaging 28.6 PPG. The Roadrunners are allowing 25.2 PPG, which puts them 54th in the nation. In total, they have relinquished 277 points. UTSA has allowed the opposition a total of 1,689 yards rushing (153.5 yards per outing) as well as 14 touchdowns via the rush so far this season. They have allowed 20 touchdowns through the air in addition to 228.1 yards per outing, which has them ranked 74th in Division 1.
Harris has thrown 13 touchdowns while giving up 7 picks in his career. His touchdown percentage when attempting a pass is 4.1% and his interception percentage is 2.2%. He has run for 569 yards on 116 attempts. He averages 136.3 yds per contest through the air with a 125.4 quarterback rating. In 14 contests in his career, Frank Harris has connected on 212 of 320 attempts for 1,908 yards.
Who will win tonight's Ragin' Cajuns/Roadrunners college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Ragin' Cajuns -12.5
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