College Football Picks: Louisiana vs. Georgia Southern Prediction 9/26/20
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Georgia Southern Eagles (1-0) at Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns (2-0)
College Football: Saturday, September 26, 2020 at 12:00 pm (Cajun Field)
The Line: Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns -15 -- Over/Under: 51 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Georgia Southern Eagles and the Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns meet in a Sun Belt Conference college football matchup from Cajun Field on Saturday.
The Georgia Southern Eagles will look to build off of a narrow 27-26 win over Campbell in their season-opener last time out. Shai Wers threw for 53 yards ad a touchdown while leading the option offense in rushing for 155 yards and a touchdown on 14 carries. J.D. King had 74 rushing yards and a TD and Logan Wright added 9 carries for 52 yards. D.J. Butler also had a team-high 3 catches for 22 yards and the Eagles’ lone receiving score in the win. Java’n Singletary led the Eagles with 7 total tackles while Raymond Johnson III had a pair of sacks and 3 tackles for a loss in the victory for Georgia Southern.
The Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns will look to remain unbeaten after improving to 2-0 with a 34-31 win over Georgia State in their last game. This season, Levi Lewis has thrown for 433 yards, 3 touchdowns and 2 interceptions on 58.6% passing while Elijah Mitchell has a Cajun-high 210 rushing yards and 2 touchdowns on 24 carries and Trey Ragas has 93 rushing yards and 2 scores as well. Peter LeBlanc leads Louisiana-s receiving group with 9 catches for 130 yards and a touchdown while Dontae Fleming had 74 receiving yards and Kyren Lacy has 71 receiving yards with a touchdown as well. Defensively, Lorenzo McCaskill has a team-high 22 total tackles including 12 solo tackles while Ferrod Gardner has a team-high 14 solo tackles as part of his 19 total tackles with a pair of sacks this season.
Georgia Southern is 2-5 ATS in their last 7 road games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games on turf while the over is 7-0 in their last 7 games as an underdog. Louisiana is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 conference games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 home games while the under is 4-0 in their last 4 home games.
There tends to be some overreaction after teams play their first game, but Georgia Southern struggled to get past Campbell and the Camels looked like they were actually going to win that game at points. On the other side though, I just don’t know if Georgia Southern has what it takes to get over the hump and going from Campbell to Louisiana (who has been playing as good as anyone in the conference), is a tall task, especially when a lot of pieces from the Louisiana team that beat Georgia southern by 13 points last year is back for this one, including key guys like Ragas, Mitchell and Lewis. I’ll lay the points with the Cajuns as I could see the Cajuns winning this one by 17.