Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns at Ohio Bobcats
Saturday, September 21, 2019 at 1:00 PM (Peden Stadium)
The Line: Ohio Bobcats -3 -- Over/Under: Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns and Ohio Bobcats meet Saturday in college football action at Peden Stadium.
The Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns look for a third straight win to improve to 3-1 on the season. The Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns have lost five of their last seven road games. Levi Lewis is completing 65.3 percent of his passes for 627 yards, five touchdowns and two interceptions. Lewis and Jaiave Magalei have combined for six touchdown passes this season. Ja'Marcus Bradley and Jamal Bell have combined for 402 receiving yards and two touchdowns while Peter Leblanc has five receptions. The Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns ground game is averaging 336.6 yards per contest, and Trey Ragas leads the way with 288 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Louisiana is allowing 19.3 points and 364.7 yards per game. Percy Butler leads the Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns with 14 tackles, Chauncey Manac has two sacks and Michael Jacquet III has one interception.
The Ohio Bobcats need a win here to get back to a .500 record. The Ohio Bobcats have won 10 straight home games. Nathan Rourke is completing 62.2 percent of his passes for 580 yards, five touchdowns and zero interceptions. Rourke has two or more touchdown passes in seven of his last 11 games. Jerome Buckner and Isiah Cox have combined for 259 receiving yards on 17 catches while Ryan Luehrman has five receptions. The Ohio Bobcats ground game is averaging 178.6 yards per contest, and Rourke leads the way with 150 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Ohio is allowing 24.3 points and 455.7 yards per game. Dylan Conner leads the Ohio Bobcats with 28 tackles, Cole Baker has 1.5 sacks and Marlin Brooks has one interception.
The Ragin' Cajuns are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 non-conference games, 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Bobcats are 18-7 ATS in their last 25 non-conference games, 12-4 ATS in their last 16 home games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 vs. S-Belt. The over is 10-4 in Bobcats last 14 non-conference games. The under is 4-0 in Ragin' Cajuns last 4 road games.
The Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns have covered six of their last eight games in the underdog role. The Ohio Bobcats have covered seven of their last 12 games as a favorite. The jury is still out on Ragin' Cajuns, as wins over Liberty and Texas Southern don't move the needle. The Ohio Bobcats went toe-to-toe with Pittsburgh and Marshall on the road, and while neither resulted in a victory, it's encouraging to see a team be able to provide competition to clubs that are out of their league a bit. Ohio has shown more up to this point and has been a covering machine at home these past two or three seasons. I'll lay the reasonable chalk with the Bobcats.