Appalachian State Mountaineers vs Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns Prediction, 10/12/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Appalachian State Mountaineers vs Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns
Date: Tuesday, October 12, 2021
Location: Cajun Field in Lafayette, LA
Odds/Point Spread: Ragin' Cajuns (+5)
Cajun Field is the location where the Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns (4-1) will attempt to beat the Appalachian State Mountaineers (4-1) on Tuesday. Appalachian State opens this contest as 5-point favorites from oddsmakers. The over/under comes in at 55.5.
The Appalachian State Mountaineers come into this game with a record of 4-1 this season. In their last contest, the Mountaineers faced off with the Georgia State Panthers and notched a win by a score of 45-16. Chase Brice went 20/28 with 326 yards through the air and 3 touchdowns. He had a QB rate of 204.6 and ended the contest with no picks. Nate Noel was the leader on the ground for the Mountaineers with 12 carries for 74 yards (6.2 yards per carry). Once the final whistle blew, they ran 72 plays which gave them 502 yards. The Appalachian State Mountaineers ended up running the ball 40 different times and had 163 yds, which came out to an average of 4.1 yds per attempt. In the running game, the Mountaineers gave up 134 yards on 40 attempts, which calculates to 3.4 yds per run surrendered. Appalachian State gave up 20 pass completions on 37 attempts for 246 yds, and a completion percentage of 54.1%.
The Mountaineers have racked up 2,407 total yards this season. When it comes to distribution of touchdowns, Appalachian State has earned 9 touchdowns via the pass and 12 touchdowns via the ground. They have surrendered the football 7 different times. Appalachian State has accrued 130 first downs as a unit, and they have been flagged for 26 penalties for 215 yds. As a team they are averaging 197.2 yards in the run game ranking them 36th in college football. Concerning scoring, the Appalachian State Mountaineers are averaging 35.2 PPG.
The Mountaineers are ranked 42nd in Division 1 in terms of team defense, allowing 20.0 PPG. The opposition is running for 3.6 yards per rush and 117.6 yards on the ground per game for the year. In total, they have given up 588 yards via the ground game in 5 games. Concerning yards through the air, the Mountaineers are giving up 1,236 yds which ranks them 73rd in the country. They have relinquished 247.2 yards per outing via the pass and giving up a completion percentage of 56.7%. During the season, they have surrendered 364.8 yards per game putting them 71st in Division 1. They have granted 4 touchdowns through the air in addition to 4 touchdowns running the ball.
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The Ragin' Cajuns step onto the field holding a record of 4-1 for this season. When they last stepped on the field, the Ragin' Cajuns got the victory with a final of 20-18 when they played the South Alabama Jaguars. Levi Lewis ended the game with 49 yards on 9/20 through the air while his QB rating was 65.6. He didn't throw any interceptions and his average yards per attempt was 2.5. Levi Lewis ran the football 10 times for 61 yards, walking away from the game with 6.1 yds per attempt for Louisiana. Louisiana rushed for 6.8 yards per tote, finishing with a total of 225 yards on 33 attempts. The Ragin' Cajuns finished with 283 yds while running 54 plays (5.2 yards per play). The Ragin' Cajuns secondary allowed a completion percentage of 65.5%, surrendering 243 yards on 19 for 29 through the air. Louisiana conceded 43 running attempts for 144 yards (3.3 yards per rush).
The Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns average 395.0 yards per outing, which ranks them 70th in Division 1. The Louisiana offense has racked up 212 yds of penalties on 26 violations, which has them sitting 112th in the country in terms of giving up free yards. Over the course of the season thus far, the Ragin' Cajuns currently sit at 1,145 yards through the air not to mention holding an average of 229.0 throwing yards per contest, which has them sitting 71st in the nation. When discussing the points being put on the board, the Ragin' Cajuns are ranking 70th in college football averaging 28.4 PPG.
Louisiana has allowed a total of 856 yards on the ground (171.2 yards/game) in addition to 8 touchdowns via the rush on the campaign. They have surrendered 8 touchdowns via the pass in addition to 236.0 yards/outing, ranking them 90th in D-1. The Ragin' Cajuns defense has taken part in 350 plays, which has them ranked 43rd in the country. The Ragin' Cajuns are conceding 22.8 points per game, which has them ranked 65th in the country. In total, they have conceded 114 points in total.
Who will win tonight's Mountaineers/Ragin' Cajuns college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Mountaineers -5
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