Lamar Cardinals vs McNeese State Cowboys Prediction, 3/13/2021 FCS Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Lamar Cardinals vs McNeese State Cowboys
Date: Saturday, March 13, 2021
Location: Cowboy Stadium (LA) in Lake Charles, LA
Odds/Point Spread: Lamar (+16.5)
Cowboy Stadium (LA) is the site where and the McNeese State Cowboys (1-2) will play the Lamar Cardinals (0-2) on Saturday. McNeese State opens this matchup as 16.5-point favorites. The O/U opens at 47.5.
In their last game Lamar played the Incarnate Word Cardinals and took the defeat by a score of 42-20. Jalen Dummett went 9/14 with 116 yards through the air and tossed 1 touchdown. He gave away 1 interception in the game. Chaz Ward paced the team on the ground for the game. He had a long run of 16 yards and he notched 1 TD for the game. He rushed for 105 yards via 26 carries which had him averaging 4.0 yards per run. Marcellus Johnson was the receiving yardage leader with a tally of 88 yards on 7 receptions. He averaged 12.6 yards per reception for the game. The Lamar Cardinals rushed the ball a total of 54 times and earned a total of 196 yards earning them an average of 3.6 yards per attempt. Overall, they ran 75 plays which gave them a total of 360 yards. For the game, the Cardinals earned a total of 21 first downs and they had a total of 1 penalty for 5 yards.
In terms of defense, Lamar gave up 29 completions on 44 tries totaling 341 yards, and a completion percentage of 66.0%. In the running game, the Cardinals gave up 285 yards on 25 tries which is an average of 11.4 yards per rushing attempt allowed. In the game, they gave up a total of 626 yards and forced 2 takeaways.
When talking about scoring points, the Lamar Cardinals have an average of 10.0 points per outing. Lamar has recorded 20 points and has accumulated 2 touchdowns, while coming in with an average of 34:36 minutes of ball control per contest. When it comes to moving the sticks, Lamar has compiled 10 first downs via the pass and 16 rushing first downs.
In their last game they faced the SE Louisiana Lions and were beaten 25-20. Aj Carter paced the team in rushing for the game. He had a long run of 14 yards and he notched 1 TD for the contest. He ran for a total of 57 yards on 15 carries which meant he averaged 4.0 yards per carry. Severyn Foster led the team in receiving yardage by racking up 75 yards on 2 catches. He notched an average of 37.5 yards per catch for the game. Cody Orgeron went 13/20 with 165 yards through the air but wasn't able to throw a ball for a TD. He gave away 2 interceptions on the day. The McNeese State Cowboys ran the ball a total of 46 times and generated 166 yards which had them averaging 3.6 yards per attempt. On the day, the Cowboys totaled 20 first downs and they had a total of 2 penalties for 27 yards. On the day, they totaled 66 plays which gave them a total of 331 yards.
When it comes to their defensive performance, McNeese State conceded 21 completions on 40 attempts totaling 301 yards, and a completion percentage of 53.0%. On the day, they gave up a total of 492 yards and forced 1 takeaway. Against the run, the Cowboys conceded 191 yards on 39 runs which gave them an average of 4.9 yards per rushing attempt allowed.
Sitting with an average of 33:02 minutes per game when it comes to time of possession, the Cowboys have accounted for 9 touchdowns as well as 80 points for the season. When discussing the points being put on the board, the Cowboys are putting up 26.7 PPG. They are sitting with 33 first downs by way of the rush and 28 first downs via the pass on the campaign.
Who will win tonight's FCS game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take McNeese State (-16.5)
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