Georgia State Panthers vs Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns Prediction, 11/4/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Georgia State Panthers vs Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns
Date: Thursday, November 4, 2021
Location: Cajun Field in Lafayette, LA
Odds/Point Spread: Ragin' Cajuns (-11.5)
The Georgia State Panthers (4-4) are on their way to Cajun Field on Thursday where they will try to beat the Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns (7-1). Louisiana opens as 11.5-point favorites from oddsmakers. The over/under comes in at 50.5.
The Georgia State Panthers come into this matchup with a record of 4-4 for this season. The last time they took the field, the Panthers played against the Georgia Southern Eagles and went home with a win by a final score of 21-14. Tucker Gregg was the best rusher for the Panthers with 16 carries for 87 yds (5.4 yds per carry). Darren Grainger went 16/27 with 141 yds passing. He had a quarterback rate of 103.1 and finished the contest with no picks. In the running game, the Panthers gave up 209 yards on 46 tries, which averages out to 4.5 yards per run surrendered. Georgia State surrendered 18 pass completions on 27 attempts for 279 yds, and a completion percentage of 66.7%. On the day, they had 67 plays for 378 yards. The Georgia State Panthers ran the football 40 different times and amassed 237 yards, which came out to an average of 5.9 yards per carry.
The Panthers have earned 3,100 total yards over the course of this season. In terms of getting in the endzone, Georgia State has compiled 11 touchdowns through the air and 14 touchdowns on the ground. They have turned the football over 10 different times. Georgia State has accounted for 178 first downs as an offense, and they have been hurt by 41 infractions for 403 yds. Offensively they average 224.0 yards via the ground game ranking this team at 14th in college football. When talking about scoring, the Georgia State Panthers have an average of 23.9 PPG.
The Panthers rank 107th in Division 1 regarding the opposition scoring, allowing 30.1 points per game. They are giving up an average of 4.0 yards per run and 170.0 rushing yards per contest for the year. During the season, they have allowed 1,360 rushing yards through 8 contests. When it comes to passing yardage, the Panthers have given up 2,025 yds which puts them in 107th in college football. They have allowed 253.1 yards per game via the pass in addition to conceding a completion percentage of 60.7%. Overall, they have given up 423.1 yards/game which ranks them 112th in Division 1. They have given up 16 touchdowns through the air as well as 12 touchdowns on the ground.
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The Ragin' Cajuns head into this matchup 7-1 for this season. The last time they took the field, the Ragin' Cajuns walked away with a victory by a final of 45-0 against the Texas State Bobcats. Levi Lewis (3 touchdowns) finished the game with 228 yds on 22/32 through the air while his quarterback rating was 159.5. He didn't throw any interceptions and his Y/A was 7.1. Montrell Johnson ran the football 10 times for 27 yds, ending the game with 2.7 yds per carry for Louisiana. Louisiana rushed the football for 4.6 yds per attempt, finishing with 165 yds on 36 attempts. The Ragin' Cajuns finished with 425 yds and they ran 71 plays (6.0 yards per play). The Ragin' Cajuns secondary allowed a completion percentage of 46.2%, relinquishing 42 yds on 6 for 13 passing. Louisiana relinquished 37 rush attempts for 178 yards (4.8 yards per carry).
The Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns are averaging 425.1 yards/outing, ranking them 48th in Division 1. The Louisiana offense has compiled 396 yds of penalties on 43 infractions, which is 101st in the country in terms of helping out the opposition. During this campaign to this point, the Ragin' Cajuns have earned 1,736 yards through the air along with holding an average of 217.0 throwing yards per game, which ranks 81st in the country. In relation to how much they score, the Ragin' Cajuns rank 42nd in D-1 holding an average of 32.0 points per contest.
The Ragin' Cajuns are giving up 19.3 points per game, which puts them 32nd in Division 1. Louisiana has allowed a total of 1,223 yards via the ground game (152.9 yards per contest) and 9 touchdowns on the ground so far this year. Overall, they have given up 154 points. They have allowed 11 touchdowns via the pass as well as 207.1 yards per game, which has them sitting 54th in college football. The Ragin' Cajuns defense has taken part in 522 plays, which is 49th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Panthers/Ragin' Cajuns college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Ragin' Cajuns -11.5
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