New Mexico State Aggies vs. Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin` Cajuns - 11/8/14 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin` Cajuns (5-3) at New Mexico State Aggies (2-7)
College Football: Saturday, November 8, 2014 at 8:00 pm (Aggie Memorial Stadium)
The Line: New Mexico State Aggies +16.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: Aggie Vision
Aggie Memorial Stadium and the New Mexico State Aggies host the Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns.
The Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns are getting on a roll they hope continues at New Mexico State Saturday. The Ragin' Cajuns racked up their 4th consecutive victory following a 19-9 decision versus South Alabama in week ten as a seven point favorite. The Ragin' Cajuns totaled 412 yards against the defensive minded Jaguars who forced ULL in to four field goals when they approached the endzone. In the end the Cajuns balance did enough scoring with Terrance Broadway connecting on 16-28 for 216 yards while adding another 54 yards with his legs. Elijah McGuire led the rushing attack with 116 yards on 18 carries with a nine yard touchdown. The UL Lafayette defense can't be overlooked as USA was held to 336 yards and made life easier for their offense.
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The New Mexico State Aggies look to end a seven game slide when Sun Belt power Louisiana-Lafayette comes to town. The Aggies certainly had their chances to do more damage against Texas State in a 37-20 home loss in week ten where the offense seemed rather quiet on the scoreboard despite racking up an impressive 639 yards where they dominated the Bobcats secondary with over 400 passing yards. A pair of turnovers and eleven penalties didn't help but this was a winnable game with Texas State totaling 430 yards. Tyler Rogers completed 36-52 for 404 yards with three touchdowns and a pair of interceptions with Jerrel Brown catching seven balls for 139 yards and a score. The Aggies had no problem moving the chains on the ground with Larry Rose III going off for 181 yards on 24 touches and a TD.
The Ragin' Cajuns are 0-8 ATS vs. a team with a losing record while the over is 4-0 in Ragin' Cajuns last 4 games after allowing less than 20 points in their previous game with the Ragin' Cajuns going 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games on grass. For New Mexico State the over is 7-0 in Aggies last 7 games after accumulating more than 280 yards passing in their previous game and is 11-1 in Aggies last 12 games after allowing less than 170 yards passing in their previous game while going 10-1 in Aggies last 11 vs. a team with a winning record. Head to head the underdog is 5-0 ATS in their last 5 meetings. Louisiana-Lafayette is obviously the better team and if they play with fire in their belly the Aggies have no chance. Perhaps the points are enough but I'm not betting the house...