Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin` Cajuns vs. Troy Trojans Pick-Odds-Prediction - 11/7/13
Troy Trojans (5-4) at Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin` Cajuns (6-2)
NCAAF Football: Thursday, November 7, 2013 at 7:30 pm (Cajun Field)
The Line: Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin` Cajuns -11 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: ESPNU HD
The Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns play host to Sun Belt rival the Troy Trojans.
Troy saw their three game winning streak and their chance at the Sun Belt title end with a 49-37 home loss to Louisiana-Monroe. The high powered Trojans attack couldn't over come their short comings on defense even though Troy won the battle for real estate 511-463. The rushing attack did produce when called upon with Jordan Chunn rambling for 83 yards on 13 tries with a trip to the end zone. Corey Robinson was explosive through the air, completing 32-52 for 362 yards with a pair of touchdowns including a 55 yarder with eleven players recording receptions. The problem was stopping Kolton Browning who threw for 354 yards and five touchdowns.
Louisiana-Lafayette looks like they might be the creme of the crop in the Sun Belt but they proved even the best teams will struggle on occasion. That was all I can say in the Ragin' Cajuns 49-35 victory over visiting New Mexico State in week ten. ULL seemed completely off guard with the Aggies leading 28-14 entering the break before both sides of the ball dominated the final 30 minutes 35-7. Both teams finished with around 450 yards with the Ragin' Cajuns almost split evenly between the run and pass. UL Lafayette totaled over 200 yards on the ground with a 6 1/2 yard average with Alonzo Harris rambling for 106 yards on 16 carries with a whopping five touchdowns while Elijah McGuire added another 72 yards on six totes with a TD. Terrance Broadway was just as effective through the air by connecting on 14-20 for 231 yards with a 68 scoring strike to Darryl Surgent.
This is a lot of points to be giving a dangerous Troy Offense especially if UL Lafayette has a repeat performance of that New Mexico State debacle. Right now I'll back them and keep an eye on this...
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