Appalachian State vs. Louisiana-Lafayette - 12/2/17 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns (5-6) at Appalachian State Mountaineers (7-4)
College Football: Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 2:30 pm (Kidd Brewer Stadium)
The Line: Appalachian State Mountaineers -14 -- Over/Under: 57.5 See the Latest Odds
The Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns end their season on the road at the Appalachian State Mountaineers in Saturday college football.
The Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns need to win the season finale’ to become Bowl eligible. Louisiana-Lafayette could have reached Bowl eligibility versus the Georgia Southern Eagles but came up short in a 34-24 defeat as a five point favorite. Georgia Southern owned the yardage battle 464-379 with the Ragin’ Cajuns turning the ball over three times.
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ULL quarterback Jordan Davis connected on 15-25 for 225 yards for a pair of touchdowns and two interception while Levi Lewis hit 1-4 for five yards and another interception. Ryheem Malone was the Ragin’ Cajuns top receiver with six receptions for 106 yards and a score while Jarrod Jackson caught a 26 yard scoring pass. Darius Hoggins led UL Lafayette on the ground with 80 yards on two touches including a 75 yard touchdown run.
The Appalachian State Mountaineers can tie for the Sun Belt crown with a win in the final regular season game. Appalachian State stayed in the conference race with a 31-10 victory at the Georgia State Panthers as a touchdown favorite. The Mountaineers held a 430-292 yardage advantage behind a bruising rushing attack that averaged seven yards per touch.
Appalachian State quarterback Taylor Lamb completed 15-23 for 107 yards with a pair of touchdowns and two interceptions while running for a score. Jalin Moore was the Mountaineers workhorse on the ground with a monster 239 yard performance on 32 carries and a touchdown while Collin Reed and Ike Lewis caught short scoring passes.
Under is 4-0 in UL Lafayette last 4 games after allowing less than 170 yards passing in their previous game and under is 6-0 in UL Lafayette last 6 games in December and under is 5-1 in UL Lafayette last 6 games on fieldturf. Under is 5-0 in Appalachian State last 5 games after allowing less than 20 points in their previous game and under is 4-0 in Appalachian State last 4 games following a straight up win of more than 20 points and under is 6-1 in Appalachian State last 7 games after accumulating more than 200 yards rushing in their previous game.
I don’t bet UL Lafayette games because they are so inconsistent. I’ll back Appalachian State for now and dig in to this…