Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns vs Southern Miss Golden Eagles Prediction, 10/27/2022 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns vs Southern Miss Golden Eagles
Date: Thursday, October 27, 2022
Location: M. M. Roberts Stadium in Hattiesburg, MS
Odds/Point Spread: Golden Eagles (+1.5)
M. M. Roberts Stadium is where the Southern Miss Golden Eagles (4-3) will meet the Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns (4-3) on Thursday. Southern Miss opens this contest as 1.5-point dogs from oddsmakers. The total comes in at 43.
The Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns come into this matchup with a record of 4-3 this season. The last time they took the field, the Ragin' Cajuns faced off with the Arkansas State Red Wolves and took home the win by a score of 38-18. Terrence Williams was the leader on the ground for the Ragin' Cajuns with 11 carries for 58 yards (5.3 yds per attempt). Ben Wooldridge went 21/34 with 316 yds through the air and 5 touchdowns. He had a QB rating of 188.4 and ended the contest with no interceptions. In the running game, the Ragin' Cajuns conceded 82 yards on 21 tries, which is 3.9 yards per rush allowed. Louisiana surrendered 13 completions on 32 attempts for 189 yds, and a completion percentage of 40.6%. On the day, they ran 87 plays for 522 yds. The Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns ran the ball a total of 50 times and recorded 206 yards, which came out to an average of 4.1 yards per tote.
The Ragin' Cajuns have racked up 2,494 total yards over the course of this season. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, Louisiana has compiled 17 passing touchdowns and 4 touchdowns on the ground. They have given the ball to the opposition 8 different times. Louisiana has accounted for 128 first downs as an offense, and they have committed 55 penalties for 478 yds. As a team they're maintaining an average of 128.6 yards on the ground which has them sitting 99th in D-1. Regarding scoring, the Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns are sitting at 27.0 PPG.
The Ragin' Cajuns are ranked 21st in the country when it comes to team defense, allowing 19.0 PPG. They are giving up an average of 3.7 yards per tote and 123.1 rushing yards per game for the campaign. Over the course of this season, they have given up 862 yards via the ground game in 7 games. Regarding yards via the pass, the Ragin' Cajuns are allowing 1,535 yards which has them ranked 41st in college football. They have allowed 219.3 yards per game via the pass as well as conceding a completion percentage of 57.6%. In total, they are giving up 342.4 yards per contest which has them ranked 32nd in college football. They have conceded 6 touchdowns by air and 10 touchdowns via the ground game.
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The Golden Eagles head into this matchup 4-3 for this season. For their last game, the Golden Eagles walked away with a victory by a final of 20-14 when they played the Texas State Bobcats. Frank Gore Jr. carried the football 20 times for 91 yds, finishing the game with 4.6 yds per attempt for Southern Miss. Zach Wilcke (1 TD) walked away from the game with 187 yards on 18/25 through the air while his quarterback rating was 132. He had 2 interceptions and his average yards per pass attempt was 7.5. Southern Miss allowed 20 rushing attempts for -6 yards (-0.3 yds per rush). The Golden Eagles pass defense gave up a completion percentage of 60.5%, relinquishing 249 yds on 26 out of 43 through the air. The Golden Eagles finished the contest with 318 yds while they ran 75 plays (4.2 yards per play). Southern Miss ran the ball for 2.7 yards per attempt, finishing the game with 131 yards on 49 attempts.
When it comes to how much they score, the Golden Eagles are 94th in the nation holding an average of 25.0 points per outing. For the year to this point, the Golden Eagles have thrown for a total of 1,459 yards via the pass along with holding an average of 208.4 throwing yards per game, giving them a rank of 99th in the nation. The Southern Miss Golden Eagles average 334.0 yards/game, which ranks them 112th in Division 1. The Southern Miss offense has totaled 430 penalty yds on 49 infractions, which is good for 52nd in the country in terms of giving up free yards.
The Golden Eagles are allowing 21.9 points per game, ranking them 37th in college football. Southern Miss has given up a total of 783 yards rushing (111.9 yards per outing) as well as 7 touchdowns via the rush for the year. In total, they have relinquished 153 total points. They have conceded 10 touchdowns through the air and 238.0 yards per game, which puts them in 80th in the nation. The Golden Eagles defense has participated in 490 plays, which is good for 54th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Ragin' Cajuns/Golden Eagles college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Golden Eagles +1.5
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