Louisiana at Rice 9/17/22 College Football Picks and Prediction
Rice Owls (1-1) vs Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns (2-0)
Game Info: Saturday, September 17, 2022 at 7:30 pm (Rice Stadium)
Betting Odds: Rice Owls +10.5 -- Over/Under: 50.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns and Rice Owls face off on Saturday in a Week 3 college football showdown at Rice Stadium.
Rice opened up the season with a 66-14 loss against USC and in the last game against McNeese State, they won 52-10. At halftime, Rice was up 31-0 and they never looked back as they cruised to the victory. TJ McMahon completed 20 of his 29 passes for 274 yards and four touchdowns. Running back Ari Broussard rushed 17 times for 71 yards and a touchdown. Wide receiver Brad Rozner caught three passes for 101 yards and two touchdowns. In the first game the defense gave up 66 points, and in this game they are going to need to have a lot better defense in this game.
On the other side of this matchup is Louisiana and they currently sit with a 2-0 victory. In the first game against Southeastern Louisiana, they won 24-7 and in the last game against Eastern Michigan, they won 49-21. At halftime they were down 14-0, but in the second half they scored 49 points and that was enough to secure the victory. Under center for Louisiana is Chandler Fields and he completed 10 of his 21 passes for 141 yards and three touchdowns. Wide receiver John Stephens Jr caught three passes for 103 yards and a touchdown. Michael Jefferson caught five passes for 80 yards and a touchdown.
Louisiana is 4-0 against the spread in their last four games overall. Rice is 4-10 against the spread in their last 14 games. The over is 4-1 in Louisiana’s last five non-conference games. The over is 6-0 in Rice’s last six games overall. The over is 5-2 in Rice’s last seven home games.
Rice scored plenty in the last game, but they gave up 66 points in the last game, and they are going to struggle to defend again in this game. Louisiana is going to run up the score here against Rice, and that is going to be the difference as the Ragin’ Cajuns get the job done. Back Louisiana to come away with the easy cover of the spread.
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