Texas State Bobcats vs Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns Prediction, 10/7/2023 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Texas State Bobcats vs Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns
Date: Saturday, October 7, 2023
Location: Cajun Field in Lafayette, LA
Odds/Point Spread: Ragin' Cajuns (-1)
Cajun Field is the site where the Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns (3-2) will attempt to defeat the Texas State Bobcats (4-1) on Saturday, October 7, 2023. Texas State opens this game as 1-point dogs. The total is 66.5.
The Texas State Bobcats step onto the field holding a record of 4-1 for this season. The last time they stepped onto the field, the Bobcats took on the Southern Miss Golden Eagles and went home with a win by a final score of 50-36. TJ Finley connected on 19/24 with 338 yards through the air and 2 TDs. He had a QB rating of 225 and finished the game without throwing an interception. Ismail Mahdi was the best rusher for the Bobcats with 14 totes for 89 yards (6.4 yards per carry). The Texas State Bobcats ran the football 34 different times and accrued 178 yards, which had them averaging 5.2 yards per tote. In the game, they tallied 58 plays which totaled 516 yards. Texas State allowed 21 pass completions on 46 attempts for a total of 275 yards, and a completion rate of 45.7%. Against the run, the Bobcats conceded 235 yds on 45 tries, which averages out to 5.2 yds per run allowed.
In terms of putting points on the board, the Texas State Bobcats have an average of 43.4 points per outing. As a unit they average 203.0 yards rushing giving them a rank of 20th in the country. The Bobcats have earned 2,445 total yards over the course of this season. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, Texas State has compiled 10 touchdowns through the air and 19 rushing touchdowns. Texas State has tallied 113 first downs offensively, and they have been called for 37 infractions for 337 yds. They have given the ball to the opposition 9 different times.
In terms of yards via the pass, the Bobcats have conceded 1,381 yards which ranks them 119th in the country. They have conceded 276.2 yards per game via the pass and allowed a completion percentage of 60.4%. Overall, they are conceding 431.8 yards per game which puts them 118th in the country. They have relinquished 7 touchdowns by air as well as 10 touchdowns via the ground game. They are giving up 3.8 yards per running attempt and 155.6 rushing yards per contest this season. For the season, they have conceded 778 yards via the running game in 5 contests. The Bobcats rank 97th in the country concerning their opponents scoring, allowing 29.0 points per game.
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The Ragin' Cajuns come into this game with a record of 3-2 this year. In their last game, the Ragin' Cajuns took a defeat with a final score of 35-24 against the Minnesota Golden Gophers. Zeon Chriss carried the rock 10 times for 74 yards, ending the contest with 7.4 yards per attempt for Louisiana. Zeon Chriss (2 touchdowns) ended the contest with 172 yds on 14/25 passing while his QB rating was 124.2. He threw 2 picks and his Y/A was 6.9. Louisiana relinquished 51 rush attempts for 201 yds (3.9 yards per rush). The Ragin' Cajuns passing defense allowed a completion percentage of 85.7%, relinquishing 146 yards on 12 out of 14 passing. The Ragin' Cajuns finished the game with a total of 349 yards on 52 plays (6.7 yds per play). Louisiana rushed the ball for 6.6 yards per attempt, finishing the contest with 177 yds on 27 carries.
When looking at how much they score, the Ragin' Cajuns currently sit 32nd in the country holding an average of 35.8 PPG. The Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns hold an average of 452.6 yards per game, which ranks them 32nd in D-1. The Louisiana offense has racked up 247 penalty yards on 32 infractions, which has them ranked 51st in Division 1 in terms of helping out the other team. They have given away 6 picks while conceding 6 fumbles and they have been able to earn 105 1st downs. For the season to this point, the Ragin' Cajuns have compiled 1,137 yards through the air in addition to holding an average of 227.4 passing yards per game, which has them ranked 74th in D-1. They have an average of 225.2 run yards per game and have toted the ball for 1,126 yards overall.
The Ragin' Cajuns are giving up 29.0 points per game, which has them ranked 96th in the nation. Louisiana has allowed a total of 717 yards on the ground (143.4 yards/game) in addition to 10 touchdowns via the rush on the season. This season, they have conceded 145 pts. They have allowed 9 touchdowns through the air as well as 195.6 yards per outing, which has them ranked 36th in the country. The Ragin' Cajuns defense has been on the field for 339 plays, which ranks 91st in college football. They have totaled 1 fumble and 5 picks on the season.
Who will win tonight's Bobcats/Ragin' Cajuns college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Ragin' Cajuns -1
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