Southern Miss Golden Eagles vs Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns Prediction, 11/9/2023 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Southern Miss Golden Eagles vs Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns
Date: Thursday, November 9, 2023
Location: Cajun Field in Lafayette, LA
Odds/Point Spread: Ragin' Cajuns (-16)
Cajun Field is the location where the Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns (5-4) will play the Southern Miss Golden Eagles (2-7) on Thursday, November 9, 2023. Louisiana opens this contest as 16-point favorites. The over/under is 54.5.
The Southern Miss Golden Eagles step onto the field holding a record of 2-7 for this season. The last time they took the field, the Golden Eagles faced off with the UL Monroe Warhawks and went home with a win by a final score of 24-7. Billy Wiles finished 11/23 with 200 yards passing and 1 touchdown. He had a quarterback rating of 126.5 and finished the contest with 1 pick. Frank Gore Jr. led the offense in rushing for the Golden Eagles with 24 carries for 131 yards (5.5 yds per carry). In the game, they ran 78 plays which gave them 444 yards. The Southern Miss Golden Eagles ended up running the ball 52 times and had 206 yards, which had them averaging 4.0 yds per attempt. When it came to stopping the run, the Golden Eagles conceded 73 yds on 22 attempts, which averages out to 3.3 yards per rush surrendered. Southern Miss surrendered 12 completions on 29 tries for 187 yards, and a completion rate of 41.4%.
The Golden Eagles have earned 3,317 total yards for the year. When it comes to getting in the endzone, Southern Miss has totaled 10 touchdowns via the pass and 12 rushing touchdowns. They have surrendered the ball 11 different times. Southern Miss has tallied 192 first downs, and they have been flagged for 57 penalties for 417 yards. As a team they average 162.6 yards in the run game ranking this team at 59th in college football. In terms of putting the ball in the endzone, the Southern Miss Golden Eagles are averaging 23.0 points per outing.
Concerning yards through the air, the Golden Eagles are allowing 2,181 yards which ranks them 97th in the nation. They are giving up 242.3 yards per game through the air and conceding a completion percentage of 58.4%. Over the course of this season, they have surrendered 427.8 yards per outing which ranks them 116th in Division 1. They have relinquished 16 touchdowns through the air and 25 touchdowns pounding the rock. Opposing teams are running for an average of 5.3 yards per rush and 185.4 rushing yards per contest for the season. During the season, they have allowed 1,669 rushing yards through 9 outings. The Golden Eagles rank 127th in college football when it comes to their opponents scoring, allowing 35.8 PPG.
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The Ragin' Cajuns step onto the field holding a record of 5-4 this year. For their last game, the Ragin' Cajuns took a defeat with a final score of 37-17 when they played the Arkansas State Red Wolves. Zeon Chriss (1 TD) finished the game with 171 yards on 12/17 passing while his QB rating was 174.5. He didn't toss any interceptions and his average yards per attempt was 10.1. Dre'lyn Washington carried the rock 10 times for 35 yards, ending the contest with 3.5 yds per carry for Louisiana. Louisiana ran the football for 2.4 yds per carry, finishing the game with 64 yds on 27 carries. The Ragin' Cajuns finished the contest with a total of 327 yds while running 61 plays (5.4 yards per play). The Ragin' Cajuns passing defense conceded a completion percentage of 64.3%, surrendering 194 yds on 18 for 28 passing. Louisiana surrendered 52 rush attempts for 232 yds (4.5 yards per rush).
Regarding how much they score, the Ragin' Cajuns are 42nd in the country with an average of 31.1 points per contest. The Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns hold an average of 405.6 yards/game, ranking them 54th in Division 1. The Louisiana offense has 410 penalty yards on 51 infractions, which is good for 77th in the country in terms of hurting your team. They have thrown 8 interceptions while letting opponents recover 9 fumbles and they have been able to earn 181 1st downs. During this campaign to this point, the Ragin' Cajuns have racked up 1,874 passing yards along with an average of 208.2 passing yards per outing, which has them ranked 88th in the country. They are averaging 197.3 rushing yards per game and have run for 1,776 yards in total.
Louisiana has conceded a total of 1,399 yards via the ground game (155.4 yards per contest) as well as 16 touchdowns via the rush on the season. They have conceded 15 touchdowns through the air in addition to 232.6 yards per outing, which has them ranked 73rd in the nation. They have compiled 7 fumbles and 8 interceptions for the year. The Ragin' Cajuns defense has been on the field for 645 plays, which ranks 110th in the nation. The Ragin' Cajuns are giving up 28.0 points per game, which has them sitting 86th in Division 1. This year, they have surrendered 252 points in total.
Who will win tonight's Golden Eagles/Ragin' Cajuns college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Ragin' Cajuns -16
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