Louisiana Tech vs. Massachusetts
Saturday, October 12, 2019 at 6:01 PM (Joe Aillet Stadium)
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On Saturday, the UMass Minutemen visit Joe Aillet Stadium in Ruston, Louisiana to play the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs. UMass fell to 1-5 on the season following its 44-0 loss to FIU. The Minutemen fell behind 17-0 after one quarter and 34-0 at the half and never recovered. UMass gained just 115 total yards of offense in the embarrassing loss and had just five first downs through three quarters.
Louisiana Tech had a bye in Week 6 and needed overtime to beat Rice 23-20 in its most recent outing eight days ago. J’Mar Smith rushed for a touchdown in OT for the win. Smith finished the game with 210 yards passing and one touchdown pass. Justin Henderson rushed for 64 yards and one touchdown, while Bailey Hale booted a field goal of 31 yards.
Randall West has thrown for 362 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions for UMass. The leading rusher is Bilal Ally with 377 yards and three touchdowns. Zack Simon is the leading receiver with 183 yards and one touchdown. Cole McCubrey is the leading tackler for the Minutemen with 48.
J’Mar Smith leads Louisiana Tech with 1,318 yards passing, six touchdowns and two interceptions. Justin Henderson leads the Bulldogs in rushing with 341 yards and five touchdowns, while Adrian Hardy is the leading receiver with 291 yards and one touchdown. James Jackson leads the Bulldogs in tackles with 36.
UMass is 2-8 ATS in its last 10 on the road
The OVER has cashed in 4 of the Minutemen’s last 5 versus Conference-USA opponents
Louisiana Tech is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 at home
The UNDER has cashed in 9 of the Bulldogs last 11
UMass has played poorly all season with very little offense and a defense that gets worn down during the game due to being on the field so often. Nevertheless, a spread of more than four touchdowns will be difficult for Louisiana Tech to cover, even at home. The Bulldogs have failed to cover 5 of the last 7 at home and 5 of the last 6 versus an opponent with a losing record on the road. Final Score Prediction, Louisiana Tech Bulldogs win but come up short ATS 48-20