Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns (1-1) at Louisiana Tech Bulldogs (2-2)
|Date & Time||Saturday October 3, 2015, 7:00 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Louisiana Tech Bulldogs -16 -- Over/Under: 64
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The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs and Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns face off on Saturday in college football action.
The La. Tech Bulldogs are off to a 2-2 start with both of their losses being close and on the road at Kansas State and Western Kentucky. The Louisiana Tech offense is averaging 40 points and 522.5 yards per game and they have turned the ball over six times. Bulldogs QB Jeff Driskel has completed 60.3 percent of his passes with eight touchdowns and one interception and he has rushed for 141 yards. Kenneth Dixon leads the LT ground attack with 524 yards and four touchdowns and Trent Taylor is the top receiver with 31 catches and three touchdowns. Defensively Louisiana Tech is allowing 28 points and 384.5 yards per game with five sacks, two interceptions, and three fumble recoveries. Beau Fitte has 33 tackles, Nick Thomason has 24 tackles, and Bryson Abraham has 20 tackles. La. Tech looks to be a solid contender to win Conference USA this season.
The Louisiana Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns are off to a 1-2 start and they are coming off of a bad home loss to Akron. The ULL offense is averaging 30.3 points and 437 yards per game and they have turned the ball over 8 times. UL Lafayette QB Brooks Haack has completed 59.7 percent of his passes but he has no touchdowns and three interceptions and he has rushed for 83 yards and a touchdown. Elijah McGuire is ULL’s primary ball carrier rushing for 331 yards and six touchdowns and Gabe Fuselier has 13 receptions. The UL-Lafayette defense is allowing 30.7 points and 420.7 yards per game with two interceptions and seven sacks. Tracy Walker leads the Ragin’ Cajuns with 20 tackles, Zachary DeGrange has 14 tackles, and Dominique Tovell has two sacks. ULL is going to have to turn around the turnover ratio if they hope to find more success.
Louisiana Tech is 4-1 against the spread in their last five home games, 6-1 against the spread in their last seven games against the Sun Belt, and 17-8-1 against the spread against a team with a losing record. Louisiana Lafayette is 8-2-1 in their last 11 games, 20-9 against the spread following a loss, and 3-7 against the spread following a game that they didn’t cover the spread. ULL is 2-5 against the spread in their last seven games against La. Tech.
The total in this one is set at 64 and this thing flies past that so my free pick is over 64.