Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns vs Texas Longhorns Prediction, 9/4/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns vs Texas Longhorns
Date: Saturday, September 4, 2021
Location: DKR-Texas Memorial Stadium in Austin, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Longhorns (-9.5)
The Texas Longhorns (7-3 last season) welcome the Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns (10-1 last year) at DKR-Texas Memorial Stadium on Saturday. Texas opens as 9.5-point favorites from oddsmakers. The total comes in at 59.
The Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns wrapped up their year with a 10-1 record. The last time they stepped onto the field, the Ragin' Cajuns faced off with the UTSA Roadrunners and notched a win by a score of 31-24. Elijah Mitchell was the rushing leader for the Ragin' Cajuns with 19 attempts for 127 yds (6.7 yards per carry). Levi Lewis connected on 12/22 with 146 yards passing and 2 TDs. He had a QB rate of 140.3 and finished the contest with no interceptions. When it came to the battle of the line of scrimmage, the Ragin' Cajuns conceded 223 yds on 44 tries, which is an average of 5.1 yards per run allowed. Louisiana surrendered 13 pass completions on 21 tries for 208 yards, and a completion rate of 61.9%. Overall, they ran 66 plays for 414 yards. The Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns ended up rushing 43 times and totaled 268 yds, earning them an average of 6.2 yds per attempt.
The Ragin' Cajuns earned 4,640 total yards over the course of last year. They surrendered the football 13 different times. Louisiana earned 20 touchdowns via the pass and 25 rushing touchdowns. Louisiana tallied 231 1st downs as an offense, and they were hurt by 68 penalties for 677 yds. Offensively they averaged 213.6 yards on the ground, ranking them 22nd in D-1. In terms of scoring, the Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns were sitting at 33.6 points per outing.
When talking about passing yards, the Ragin' Cajuns gave up 1,877 yards which had them ranked 69th in college football. Over the course of their 11 games, they allowed 170.6 yards per game through the air in addition to surrendering a completion percentage of 51.9%. They gave up 355.4 yards/contest which ranked them 45th in college football. They conceded 10 touchdowns through the air and 19 rushing touchdowns. The opposition ran for an average of 4.3 yards per rush and 184.7 rushing yards per game over the course of last year. During the season, they allowed 2,032 yards via the ground game in 11 games. The Ragin' Cajuns ranked 43rd in the country regarding the opposition scoring, allowing 22.0 points per game.
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The Longhorns wrapped up their season holding a 7-3 mark. When they last stepped on the field, the Longhorns went home victorious with a score of 55-23 when they played the Colorado Buffaloes. Sam Ehlinger (1 TD) finished the contest with 160 yds on 10/16 passing while his QB rate was 167.1. He didn't throw any picks and his average yards per attempt was 10.0. Bijan Robinson carried the rock 10 times for 183 yards, ending the contest with 18.3 yds per attempt for Texas. Texas rushed for 7.6 yards per attempt, finishing with a total of 303 yards on 40 carries. The Longhorns finished the game with a total of 638 yds on 68 plays (9.4 yds per play). The Longhorns secondary conceded a completion rate of 42.4%, relinquishing 196 yards on 14 out of 33 passing. Texas relinquished 46 running attempts for 182 yds (4.0 yds per rush).
The Texas Longhorns had an average of 475.4 yards per game which had them ranked 19th in Division 1. They threw 5 interceptions while letting opponents recover 4 fumbles and they obtained 224 first downs. They averaged 195.3 yards per game on the ground and ran for 1,953 yards overall. The Texas offense had 785 yards of penalties on 82 infractions, which ranked them 10th in college football in terms of helping out the opposition. Last year, the Longhorns racked up 2,801 yards via the pass not to mention an average of 280.1 passing yards per game, which ranked 27th in the nation. In relation to the points being put on the board, the Longhorns were 9th in D-1 with a maintained average of 42.7 points per outing.
Texas gave up a total of 1,407 yards on the ground (140.7 yards/game) in addition to 16 touchdowns by way of the ground game over the course of last season. Their defense had 8 fumbles recovered and 10 picks during the previous year. They conceded 17 touchdowns through the air and 265.8 yards/game, which had them sitting 122nd in Division 1. The Longhorns defense took part in 778 plays, which ranked them 115th in college football. Overall, they conceded 285 total points. The Longhorns conceded 28.5 points per contest, which had them ranked 74th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Ragin' Cajuns/Longhorns college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Longhorns -9.5
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