Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns vs Troy Trojans Prediction, 11/13/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns vs Troy Trojans
Date: Saturday, November 13, 2021
Location: Veterans Memorial Stadium in Troy, AL
Odds/Point Spread: Trojans (+7.5)
The Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns (8-1) are headed to Veterans Memorial Stadium on Saturday where they will attempt to beat the Troy Trojans (5-4). Troy opens this contest as 7.5-point dogs. The betting total is set at 47.
The Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns step onto the field holding a record of 8-1 for this season. The last time they stepped onto the field, the Ragin' Cajuns faced the Georgia State Panthers and earned the victory with a final of 21-17. Levi Lewis went 19/34 with 287 yards through the air and 1 TD. He had a quarterback rate of 130.6 and ended the game with 1 pick. Montrell Johnson led the offense in rushing for the Ragin' Cajuns with 17 carries for 98 yds (5.8 yds per carry). At the end of the game, they ran 72 plays for 430 yards. The Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns ran the ball 38 times and had 143 yards, which is an average of 3.8 yds per carry. Against the run, the Ragin' Cajuns conceded 209 yds on 49 tries, which is an average of 4.3 yards per rush surrendered. Louisiana gave up 8 completions on 19 tries for a total of 98 yards, and a completion rate of 42.1%.
The Ragin' Cajuns have racked up 3,831 total yards over the course of this year. In terms of scoring touchdowns, Louisiana has earned 13 touchdowns via the pass and 23 touchdowns on the ground. They have turned the ball over 7 times. Louisiana has accounted for 204 first downs as a unit, and they have been flagged for 49 penalties for 451 yds. Offensively they're averaging 200.9 yards via the ground game which has them sitting 27th in college football. Regarding putting the ball in the endzone, the Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns hold an average of 30.8 points per contest.
When talking about passing yards, the Ragin' Cajuns have allowed 1,755 yards which ranks them 40th in D-1. They have yielded 195.0 yards per contest via the pass in addition to giving up a completion percentage of 57.1%. In total, they have relinquished 354.1 yards/game which puts them 58th in the country. They have yielded 12 touchdowns by air and 10 touchdowns pounding the rock. The opposition is running for an average of 4.0 yards per tote and 159.1 rushing yards per contest so far this year. For the year, they have given up 1,432 running yards through 9 games. The Ragin' Cajuns are ranked 31st in college football concerning team defense, conceding 19.0 PPG.
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The Trojans come into this matchup with a record of 5-4 for this season. The last time they took the field, the Trojans got the victory with a final of 31-24 against the South Alabama Jaguars. B.J. Smith ran the football 12 times for 49 yds, ending the game with 4.1 yards per carry for Troy. Gunnar Watson ended the game with 121 yds on 11/14 through the air while his QB rating was 151.2. He kept the ball away from the defense with no interceptions and his average yards per pass attempt was 8.6. Troy conceded 45 rushing attempts for 150 yds (3.3 yards per carry). The Trojans passing defense allowed a completion rate of 65.7%, surrendering 187 yds on 23 for 35 through the air. The Trojans finished the contest with 320 yards and they ran 52 plays (6.2 yds per play). Troy ran the football for 4.4 yards per attempt, finishing the game with 119 yds on 27 carries.
The Troy Trojans hold an average of 352.7 yards per game, which ranks them 99th in college football. The Troy offense has compiled 411 penalty yds on 48 infractions, which is 99th in the country in terms of helping out the opposition. During this campaign to this point, the Trojans have thrown for a total of 2,091 yards through the air in addition to an average of 232.3 passing yards per outing, which ranks 63rd in Division 1. Regarding putting points on the board, the Trojans currently sit 80th in the nation maintaining an average of 26.2 points per contest.
Troy has allowed a total of 1,028 rushing yards (114.2 yards per game) as well as 9 touchdowns by way of the ground game for the year. They have surrendered 11 touchdowns via the pass as well as 202.3 yards/game, ranking them 50th in D-1. The Trojans defense has been on the field for 583 plays, which is 47th in D-1. The Trojans are allowing 21.8 points per game, ranking them 45th in college football. In total, they have surrendered 196 total points.
Who will win tonight's Ragin' Cajuns/Trojans college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Ragin' Cajuns -7.5
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