Louisiana-Lafayette at Texas State - 10/14/14 CFB Pick, Odds, Prediction
Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin` Cajuns (2-3) at Texas State Bobcats (3-2)
College Football: Tuesday
The Line: Texas State Bobcats -2 -- Over/Under: 63 See the Latest Odds
The Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns and Texas State Bobcats will play Tuesday night at Bobcat Stadium on ESPN2.
The Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns look to pick up their first road win of the season and get back to a .500 record. Offensively, the Ragin’ Cajuns rely heavily on their running game that averages 5.3 yards per carry and has produced 20 plays of 10 or more yards. However, Louisiana-Lafayette could be in trouble if Elijah McGuire isn’t able to play due to a toe injury. Senior running back Alonzo Harris is coming off a two-touchdown performance and would get the bulk of the carris if McGuire doesn’t play. Terrance Broadway is completing 59.9 percent of his passes for six touchdowns and seven interceptions, and he’s run for 231 yards, making him the Ragin’ Cajuns biggest playmaker. Jamal Robinson leads the way with 260 receiving yards and has scored two touchdowns each in two of his three games played. Defensively, the Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns allow 35 points, 458 yards, and they’ve forced one turnover and seven sacks. Trevence Patt leads the Ragin’ Cajuns with 31 tackles and Dominique Tovell has six tackles for loss.
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The Texas State Bobcats have won two straight and are looking to keep the ball rolling. Texas State has a balanced offense led by quarterback Tyler Jones, who is completing 68.4 percent of his passes for 12 touchdowns and four interceptions, and he’s run for 253 yards and four touchdowns. Texas State has a great running back tandem with Terrence Franks and Robert Lowe, a duo that has produced more than 800 yards and eight touchdowns. Texas State has 36 runs of more than 10 yards and is averaging 5.6 yards per carry. Bradley Miller leads Texas State with 232 receiving yards and the Bobcats have five different players with double-digit receptions. Defensively, the Texas State Bobcats are allowing 28.2 points, 425.2 yards, and they’ve forced seven turnovers and 19 sacks. David Mayo leads Texas State with 72 tackles and Michael Odiari has 7.5 tackles for loss.
The Ragin' Cajuns are 12-5 ATS vs. a team with a winning record and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Bobcats are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 home games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 conference games.
The Texas State Bobcats are the better team on both sides of the ball and are at home. The Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns play no defense whatsoever and are more of a one-man show on the offensive side of the ball. Texas State should have no problem winning this game and covering the small number.