Georgia State at Louisiana-Lafayette: 11/4/21 College Football Picks and Prediction
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Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns (7-1) vs Georgia State Panthers (4-4)
Game Info: Thursday, November 4, 2021 at 7:30 pm (Cajun Field)
Betting Odds: Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns -11.5 -- Over/Under: 50.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Georgia State Panthers will travel to Cajun Field to take on the 24th ranked Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns this Thursday night in College Football action.
The Georgia State Panthers won their 3rd straight game and improved to 4-4 on the season after defeating the Georgia Southern Panthers, 21-14, this past Saturday. Georgia State was solid in forcing a few key Georgia Southern turnovers and was able to win it late on a 23-yard TD run by Jamyest Williams with :26 seconds left in the 4th quarter. Georgia State was outgained by Georgia Southern by a 486-378 margin, however, won the turnover battle by a 2-0 margin in the victory. Leading the way for the Panthers was Tucker Gregg who had 87 rushing yards & 2 TD on 16 carries.
On the season, Georgia State is averaging 23.9 ppg on 383.6 total yards per game (163.5 passing yds/g; 220.1 rushing yds/g). Offensively, Georgia State has been led by the RB duo of Tucker Gregg (96 att, 552 yards, 4 TD) & Jamyest Williams (63 att, 413 yards, 5 TD). QB Darren Grainger has completed 60.2% of his passes for 924 yards, 11 TD, & 3 INT while also rushing for 389 yards & 1 TD. The top receiving threats for the Panthers have been Jamari Thrash (25 rec, 326 yards, 3 TD), Ja’Cyais Credle (17 rec, 236 yards, 3 TD), Roger Carter (11 rec, 160 yards, TD), & Terrance Dixon (15 rec, 130 yards).
Defensively, Georgia State is allowing their opponents to average 30.1 ppg on 422.9 total yards per game (253.1 passing yds/g; 169.8 rushing yds/g).
The 24th ranked Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns won their 7th straight game and improved to 7-1 on the season after defeating the Texas State Bobcats, 45-0, this past Saturday. Louisiana dominated Texas State on both sides of the ball and had no trouble securing the victory after going into halftime with a 17-0 lead. Louisiana was outgained by Texas State by a 425-205 margin and won the turnover battle by a 3-0 margin in the victory. Leading the way for the Ragin’ Cajuns was QB Levi Lewis who completed 22 of 32 passes for 228 yards & 3 TD.
On the season, Louisiana is averaging 32.0 ppg on 425.1 total yards per game (217.0 passing yds/g; 208.1 rushing yds/g). Offensively, Louisiana has been led by the RB duo of Chris Smith (98 att, 621 yards, 8 TD) & Montrell Johnson (86 att, 512 yards, 7 TD). QB Levi Lewis has completed 62.6% of his passes for 1655 yards, 11 TD, & 3 INT while also rushing for 156 yards & 2 TD). The top receiving threats for the Ragin’ Cajuns have been Dontae Fleming (19 rec, 266 yards, TD), Kyren Lacy (17 rec, 212 yards, 2 TD), Michael Jefferson (9 rec, 211 yards, 2 TD), & John Stephens Jr. (8 rec, 121 yards, 3 TD).
Defensively, Louisiana is holding their opponents to an average of 19.3 ppg on 358.1 total yards per game (206.9 passing yds/g; 151.3 rushing yds/g).
The Panthers are 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 Thursday games and 4-11 ATS in their last 15 games in November. The Ragin’ Cajuns are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 Thursday games.
Georgia State has been playing some solid football as of late, however, I find it hard to imagine that the Panthers are going to find much success on the road against a Louisiana team that has been playing their best football of the season as of late. Louisiana’s defense, which ranks 20th in the country in scoring defense, should have no issue handing the Georgia State rushing attack and as the Ragin’ Cajuns have won their last two home games against Appalachian State & Texas State by a combined score of 86-13, I think Louisiana does enough in this one to cover this large home spread. Good Luck!
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