Louisiana-Lafayette at Troy Prediction - College Football Picks 11/18/23

Troy Trojans (8-2) vs Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns (5-5)

Game Info: Saturday, November 18, 2023 at 3:30 pm (Larry Blakeney Field at Veterans Memorial Stadium)

Betting Odds: Troy Trojans -14.5 -- Over/Under: 47.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Troy Trojans will host the Louisiana Rajin’ Cajuns in Sun Belt play this weekend from Veterans Memorial Stadium on the NFL Network.

Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns Preview 

Louisiana comes in at 5-5 after losing to Southern Miss in Lafayette by three, 34-31. The Ragin’ Cajuns had their rally cut short by the Golden Eagles, and they’ll look to get back into the win column this weekend. The UL-Lafayette offense is scoring 31.1 ppg, while passing for 213.4 ypg, rushing for 190.6 ypg, and converting 40% of their third downs.

ULL Player Notes

Chandler Fields started in place of Zeon Chriss last week, and produced behind center, passing for 260 yards and a pair of touchdowns. With Chriss unlikely to go here as well, Fields may get the nod again versus one of the stronger defenses in the nation in Troy.

Senior back Jacob Kibodi leads the team in rushing with 651 yards on 107 carries.

Junior wideout Jacob Bernard leads Lafayette in receptions (30) and receiving yards (378).

The Louisiana defense has allowed 28.9 points per game.


Troy Trojans Preview

Troy improved to 8-2 after defeating Louisiana-Monroe on the road, 45-14. The Trojans dominated the Warhawks from the first whistle, and they’ll look to double down on the Bayou State this weekend. The Troy offense is scoring 29.0 ppg, while passing for 274.4 ypg, rushing for 153.8 ypg, and converting 40.5% of their third downs.

Troy Player Notes

Gunnar Watson leads Troy in passing with 2,653 yards, and 21 touchdowns to 4 interceptions, after tossing four scores in the win over Monroe.  

Kimani Vidal leads the Sun Belt with 1,168 rushing yards on 211 carries.

Junior wideout Jabre Barber found the endzone against ULM, and he leads Troy in catches (50) and receiving yards (700).

The Troy defense has allowed 15.9 points per game.


Louisiana vs Troy Trends

ULL is 3-7 against the spread, with a 5-5 O/U record. 

TROY is 6-4 ATS, with a 3-7 over/under record.

Corey’s Free Pick

Troy is honestly one of the best kept secrets in college football, as they defend at a very high level, and bring a skilled, diverse offensive approach to the table, and they should have their way with Louisiana this weekend. ULL may be missing their starting quarterback again this weekend, and they may find real trouble putting points on the board. The Under will be in play due to the potential one-sided game, but let’s back Troy to execute well here at home for this Sun Belt battle.

Corey’s Pick Troy to Cover

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