Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns vs Marshall Thundering Herd Prediction, 10/12/2022 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns vs Marshall Thundering Herd
Date: Wednesday, October 12, 2022
Location: Joan C. Edwards Stadium in Huntington, WV
Odds/Point Spread: Thundering Herd (-8)
The Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns (2-3) are en route to Joan C. Edwards Stadium on Wednesday where they will compete against the Marshall Thundering Herd (3-2). Louisiana opens this contest as 8-point dogs. The total is set at 46.5.
The Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns head into this matchup 2-3 for this year. The last time they took the field, the Ragin' Cajuns went up against the South Alabama Jaguars and went home with a loss by a final score of 20-17. Ben Wooldridge connected on 18/29 with 90 yds passing and 1 touchdown. He had a QB rating of 92.6 and finished the contest with 1 interception. Chris Smith was the leader on the ground for the Ragin' Cajuns with 12 carries for 111 yds (9.3 yds per carry). The Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns ran the football 30 different times and accrued 163 yds, earning them an average of 5.4 yards per tote. Overall, they had 66 plays for 278 yds. Louisiana conceded 18 pass completions on 41 attempts for a total of 245 yds, and a completion percentage of 43.9%. When it came to the battle of the line of scrimmage, the Ragin' Cajuns gave up 116 yds on 37 attempts, which is an average of 3.1 yards per rush allowed.
The Ragin' Cajuns have tallied 1,634 total yards over the course of this year. In terms of getting in the endzone, Louisiana has amassed 10 touchdowns through the air and 4 touchdowns via the ground. They have surrendered the football 6 different times. Louisiana has earned 85 1st downs as an offense, and they have committed 41 infractions for 366 yards. As a team they average 117.2 yards via the ground game which is 105th in the country. Concerning getting in the endzone, the Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns are averaging 25.6 points per game.
The Ragin' Cajuns are sitting in 36th in D-1 when it comes to their opponents scoring, conceding 20.4 points per game. The opposition is running for an average of 3.8 yards per rushing attempt and 128.2 yards on the ground per game for the year. Overall, they have given up 641 running yards through 5 outings. When it comes to passing yardage, the Ragin' Cajuns are giving up 1,209 yds which has them ranked 49th in Division 1. They are giving up 241.8 yards per game via the pass in addition to conceding a completion percentage of 58.7%. During the season, they have yielded 370.0 yards per game which puts them 63rd in the country. They have relinquished 5 touchdowns by air and 8 touchdowns on the ground.
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The Thundering Herd step onto the field holding a record of 3-2 this season. In their last game, the Thundering Herd got the victory with a final of 28-7 against the Gardner-Webb Runnin' Bulldogs. Henry Colombi (2 touchdowns) ended the game with 138 yards on 13/20 passing while his quarterback rating was 146. He threw 1 pick and his Y/A was 6.9. Khalan Laborn ran the ball 35 times for 191 yards, ending the contest with 5.5 yards per carry for Marshall. Marshall ended up running for 4.5 yards per carry, finishing the game with 236 yards on 53 carries. The Thundering Herd finished with a total of 421 yards on 86 plays (4.9 yds per play). The Thundering Herd passing defense conceded a completion percentage of 34.4%, relinquishing 124 yds on 11 for 32 passing. Marshall surrendered 19 run attempts for 19 yards (1.0 yards per carry).
When looking at putting points on the board, the Thundering Herd are sitting 74th in D-1 with 29.4 points per outing. For the season thus far, the Thundering Herd currently have a total of 996 yards via the pass as well as an average of 199.2 throwing yards per outing, which has them sitting 108th in college football. The Marshall Thundering Herd maintain an average of 423.6 yards/outing, which is good for 56th in the country. The Marshall offense has racked up 264 yds of penalties on 30 infractions, which is good for 103rd in college football in terms of hurting your team.
Marshall has conceded a total of 356 yards rushing (71.2 yards per game) in addition to 3 touchdowns on the ground for the campaign. They have allowed the opposition 5 touchdowns from the passing game as well as 210.0 yards/contest, which has them sitting 47th in D-1. The Thundering Herd defense has taken the field for 301 plays, which is good for 8th in D-1. The Thundering Herd are relinquishing 16.2 points per game, which has them 17th in college football. This season, they have given up 81 points in total.
Who will win tonight's Ragin' Cajuns/Thundering Herd college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Ragin' Cajuns +8
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