Buffalo Bulls vs Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns Prediction, 9/23/2023 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Buffalo Bulls vs Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns
Date: Saturday, September 23, 2023
Location: Cajun Field in Lafayette, LA
Odds/Point Spread: Ragin' Cajuns (-9)
Cajun Field is where the Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns (2-1) will take on the Buffalo Bulls (0-3) on Saturday, September 23, 2023. Buffalo opens this contest as 9-point dogs from Vegas oddsmakers. The betting total comes in at 58.
The Buffalo Bulls head into this matchup 0-3 for this season. The last time they stepped onto the field, the Bulls played the Liberty Flames and ended up losing by a score of 55-27. Cole Snyder connected on 29/51 with 276 yds passing and 4 TDs. He had a QB rating of 120.4 and ended the game with 2 interceptions. Mike Washington was the best rusher for the Bulls with 11 attempts for 37 yards (3.4 yds per attempt). When all was said and done, they had 81 plays which gave them 363 yds. The Buffalo Bulls ran the football 30 different times and accrued 87 yards, which is an average of 2.9 yards per carry. On the ground, the Bulls conceded 225 yards on 36 tries, which is an average of 6.3 yds per rush surrendered. Buffalo conceded 16 completions on 29 attempts for 344 yards, and a completion rate of 55.2%.
In terms of putting points on the board, the Buffalo Bulls are averaging 27.0 points per game. As a unit they average 102.0 yards on the ground which ranks them 118th in college football. The Bulls currently have 1,041 yards in total over the course of this year. When it comes to getting in the endzone, Buffalo has earned 9 passing touchdowns and 2 touchdowns via the ground. Buffalo has accounted for 59 first downs as a unit, and they have been hurt by 20 penalties for 201 yards. They have given the ball to the opposition 3 different times.
When talking about yards via the pass, the Bulls have conceded 842 yards which has them ranked 114th in the country. They have conceded 280.7 yards per outing through the air and giving up a completion percentage of 65.6%. For the season, they are allowing 510.3 yards per outing which puts them 131st in Division 1. They have yielded 11 touchdowns via the pass and 6 touchdowns running the ball. They are allowing an average of 5.8 yards per rushing attempt and 229.7 rushing yards per game for the campaign. Overall, they have conceded 689 yards on the ground through 3 contests. The Bulls rank 131st in D-1 when it comes to team defense, conceding 44.3 PPG.
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The Ragin' Cajuns come into this game with a record of 2-1 this season. When they last stepped on the field, the Ragin' Cajuns got the victory with a final of 41-21 when they played the UAB Blazers. Jacob Kibodi ran the football 7 times for 108 yds, ending the game with 15.4 yards per attempt for Louisiana. Zeon Chriss (1 touchdown) walked away from the contest with 174 yds on 14/20 through the air while his quarterback rate was 159.6. He kept the ball away from the defense with no picks and his average yards per attempt was 8.7. Louisiana relinquished 35 rushing attempts for 106 yards (3.0 yards per rush). The Ragin' Cajuns pass defense allowed a completion rate of 71.1%, relinquishing 280 yards on 27 out of 38 passing. The Ragin' Cajuns finished the game with a total of 513 yards while running 64 plays (8.0 yds per play). Louisiana rushed for 7.6 yards per carry, finishing with 305 yds on 40 carries.
The Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns are averaging 465.3 yards per game, which ranks them 30th in D-1. The Louisiana offense has 155 penalty yds on 20 infractions, which is 45th in the country in terms of hurting your team. They average 226.7 run yards per game and have rushed for 680 yards for the year. They have thrown 2 picks while conceding 5 fumbles and they have been able to earn 66 1st downs. When looking at their scoring prowess, the Ragin' Cajuns are ranking 38th in the nation maintaining an average of 36.7 points per game. For the year to this point, the Ragin' Cajuns currently sit at 716 passing yards as well as holding an average of 238.7 throwing yards per game, putting them at 68th in D-1.
Louisiana has conceded a total of 328 rushing yards (109.3 yards/game) as well as 3 touchdowns on the ground for the year. They have given up 6 touchdowns through the air and 212.3 yards per outing, which has them ranked 73rd in the nation. They have compiled 1 fumble recovered and 2 picks this season. The Ragin' Cajuns defense has been on the field for 195 plays, which ranks 66th in college football. The Ragin' Cajuns are conceding 24.0 points per game, which has them 77th in the nation. Over the course of the season, they have allowed 72 pts.
Who will win tonight's Bulls/Ragin' Cajuns college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Bulls +9
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