Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns vs Liberty Flames Prediction, 11/20/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns vs Liberty Flames
Date: Saturday, November 20, 2021
Location: Williams Stadium in Lynchburg, VA
Odds/Point Spread: Flames (-4)
Williams Stadium is the site where the Liberty Flames (7-3) will compete against the Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns (9-1) on Saturday. Louisiana opens as 4-point dogs from Vegas oddsmakers. The over/under has been set at 53.
The Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns head into this matchup 9-1 for this year. The last time they stepped onto the field, the Ragin' Cajuns faced the Troy Trojans and took home the win by a score of 35-17. Levi Lewis finished 14/22 with 166 yards passing and 3 TDs. He had a QB rate of 172.0 and finished the contest without throwing an interception. Montrell Johnson led the offense in rushing for the Ragin' Cajuns with 16 totes for 67 yds (4.2 yards per carry). The Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns ran the football 45 times and accumulated 204 yds, which had them averaging 4.5 yards per carry. For the game, they had 67 plays which gave them a total of 370 yards. Louisiana conceded 8 completions on 19 tries for a total of 98 yards, and a completion rate of 42.1%. When it came to stopping the run, the Ragin' Cajuns conceded 209 yds on 49 tries, which is 4.3 yds per rush allowed.
Concerning scoring points, the Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns are averaging 31.2 PPG. As a unit they are averaging 201.2 yards in the run game which is 25th in D-1. The Ragin' Cajuns have attained 4,201 total yards this season. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, Louisiana has earned 16 passing touchdowns and 25 touchdowns via the ground. Louisiana has accounted for 223 1st downs offensively, and they have committed 55 penalties for 506 yds. They have surrendered the football 7 different times.
Regarding passing yards, the Ragin' Cajuns are giving up 2,105 yards which puts them in 57th in the country. They are conceding 210.5 yards per outing through the air as well as giving up a completion percentage of 56.3%. For the year, they are allowing 357.8 yards per outing which puts them 59th in the nation. They have given up 13 touchdowns via the pass in addition to 11 touchdowns on the ground. They are giving up an average of 3.9 yards per rush on the ground and 147.3 yards on the ground per game this season. Overall, they have conceded 1,473 yards via the ground game in 10 games. The Ragin' Cajuns are sitting in 28th in the nation concerning their opponents scoring, allowing 19.2 points per game.
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The Flames head into this game 7-3 for this season. When they last stepped on the field, the Flames took a loss by a final score of 27-14 against the Ole Miss Rebels. Malik Willis ran the football 27 times for 71 yds, walking away from the contest with 2.6 yards per attempt for Liberty. Malik Willis finished the contest with 173 yds on 16/25 through the air while his quarterback rate was 98.1. He had 3 interceptions and his average yards per pass attempt was 6.9. Liberty surrendered 28 running attempts for 142 yds (5.1 yards per carry). The Flames secondary conceded a completion percentage of 74.1%, surrendering 324 yards on 20 for 27 through the air. The Flames finished the game with 457 yds while they ran 81 plays (5.6 yards per play). Liberty rushed the ball for 5.2 yards per attempt, finishing with a total of 284 yards on 55 attempts.
The Liberty Flames average 446.0 yards/game, which is good for 26th in the nation. The Liberty offense has compiled 685 yds of penalties on 72 violations, which ranks them 26th in Division 1 in terms of making mistakes. During the season to this point, the Flames have thrown for a total of 2,509 yards through the air not to mention holding an average of 250.9 passing yards per game, giving them a rank of 49th in the nation. When looking at the points being put on the board, the Flames sit 23rd in the nation holding an average of 35.1 points per game.
Liberty has allowed the opposition a total of 1,344 rushing yards (134.4 yards per contest) in addition to 13 touchdowns by way of the ground game on the year. They have allowed the opposition 10 touchdowns from the passing game and 182.2 yards per contest, which has them sitting 22nd in college football. The Flames defense has participated in 660 plays, which has them sitting 54th in the country. The Flames are allowing 18.7 points per game, which has them sitting 25th in the country. This season, they have conceded 187 pts.
Who will win tonight's Ragin' Cajuns/Flames college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Flames -4
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