Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin` Cajuns vs. Texas State Bobcats Free Pick - 10/5/13
Texas State Bobcats (3-1) at Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin` Cajuns (2-2)
NCAAF Football: Saturday, October 5, 2013 at 7:00 pm (Cajun Field)
The Line: Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin` Cajuns -11 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: COX4, ESPN3.com
The Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns host the Texas State Bobcats at Cajuns Field in week six.
Texas State has been riding a better then average defense to a 3-1 start to 2013 and received plenty of scoring help in a surprisingly easy 42-21 rout of Wyoming. The key to this game was containg Brett Smith and keeping the Cowboys offense on the side line and the Bobcats did both with Wyoming totaling just 356 yards and having the ball for 22 minutes. Texas State controlled the clock with their run which finished with 256 yards with Robert Lowe doing the heavy lifting on a 30 carry, 138 yard effort capped with three touchdowns. Tyler Jones added 56 yards and was near perfect through the air with 196 yards on 14-18 with a TD and pick.
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Louisiana-Lafayette dropped their first two games before winning back to back contests to even their record at 2-2 after knocking off Akron 35-30. Both teams totaled around 455 yards with the Ragin' Cajuns the more balanced team. Akron scored with 30 ticks remaining on the clock to make this a bit closer then ULL wanted but they won because Terrance Broadway was under center. Broadway did a little bit of everything with a team high 68 rushing yards on 15 carries with a pair of touchdowns. Broadway was even better in the air, completing 25-37 for 305 yards with three touchdowns and an interception with Jamal Robinson hauling in eight receptions for 124 yards and a pair of scores.
I think Texas State needs their defense to come up big and at least contain Broadway similar to what this unit did against Brett Smith. If this happens the Bobcats should score enough to at least cover...