R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl - Louisiana Tech Bulldogs vs. Arkansas State Red Wolves - 12/19/15 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Arkansas State Red Wolves (9-3) at Louisiana Tech Bulldogs (8-4)
College Football: Saturday, December 19, 2015 at 9:00 pm (Mercedes-Benz Superdome)
The Line: Louisiana Tech Bulldogs +1 -- Over/Under: 67 See the Latest Odds
The Arkansas State Red Wolves will play the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs in the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl.
The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs were 8-4 this season and finished second in the C-USA West Division standings. The Louisiana Tech offense is averaging 36.8 points per game with 311.9 passing yards per game and 153.8 rushing yards per game. Jeff Driskel is the quarterback for Louisiana Tech completing 61.9% of his passes for 3575 yards, 24 touchdowns, and 8 interceptions. Kenneth Dixon has 968 rushing yards and 17 touchdowns for Louisiana Tech. Trent Taylor has 1133 receiving yards and 8 touchdowns for Louisiana Tech. Carlos Henderson has 721 receiving yards and 5 touchdowns for the Bulldogs. The Louisiana Tech defense is giving up 26.8 points per game with 265.8 passing yards per game and 116.5 rushing yards per game. Beau Fitte has 97 tackles, J. Ferguson has 6 sacks, and Bryson Abraham has 3 interceptions for Louisiana Tech. Louisiana Tech is -2 in turnover margin this season.
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The Arkansas State Red Wolves were 9-3 this season and finished first in the Sun Belt Standings. The Arkansas State offense is averaging 41 points per game with 235.8 rushing yards per game and 212.3 passing yards per game. Fredi Knighten is the Arkansas quarterback who is completing 54.7% of his passes for 1698 yards, 19 touchdowns, and 7 interceptions. Michael Gordon has 1055 yards and 9 touchdowns for Arkansas State. Johnston White has 573 rushing yards and 14 touchdowns for the Red Wolves. Tres Houston has 568 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns for Arkansas State. The Arkansas State defense is giving up 28.8 points per game with 251.9 passing yards per game and 145 rushing yards per game. Khari Lain has 74 tackles, Ja’Von Rolland-Jones has 9 sacks, and Money Hunter has 3 interceptions for Arkansas State. Arkansas State is +11 in turnover margin this season.
Arkansas State had a very good season and finished the season on an eight game winning streak. Arkansas State has one of the top rated offenses in the country and will look to expose an average Louisiana Tech defense. Arkansas State has scored at least 40 points in seven of their last eight games. Arkansas State doesn’t have a very good defense, so Louisiana Tech should be able to put up some points. Louisiana Tech also had a very good season and finished the season winning four out of their last five games. Louisiana Tech also has a good offense, so this game will most likely turn into a high scoring shoot out. I think Arkansas State has the slight advantage in this matchup and I expect them to win this game in a high scoring affair.