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    The Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns (4-3) are in action on Thursday at 7:30 PM ET against the Southern Miss Golden Eagles (4-3) at M.M. Roberts Stadium.

    The Ragin’ Cajuns are favored, but by less than a field goal (-2.5), against the Golden Eagles. The over/under for this matchup is 43.5 points.

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    Game Info and Betting Lines for Louisiana vs. Southern Miss

    • Game Day: Thursday, October 27, 2022
    • Game Time: 7:30 PM ET
    • TV Channel: ESPN2
    • Location: Hattiesburg, Mississippi
    • Stadium: M.M. Roberts Stadium
    Ragin’ Cajuns vs Golden Eagles Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
    Ragin’ Cajuns -2.5 -112 -109 43.5 -113 -109 -148 +116

    Louisiana Betting Insights

    • Southern Miss has a 5-2-0 record against the spread this season.
    • In games this year in which they were an underdog by 2.5 points or more, the Golden Eagles have a 3-1 record against the spread.
    • Southern Miss games have gone over the point total in three out of seven opportunities (42.9%).

    Louisiana Stats & Insights

    • Louisiana is compiling 356.4 yards per game on offense (98th in the FBS), and rank 35th on defense, yielding 343.1 yards allowed per game.
    • Defensively, Louisiana has been a top-25 unit, ranking 21st-best by giving up only 19.0 points per game. The offense ranks 79th (27.0 points per game).
    • Louisiana is totaling 227.7 passing yards per game on offense, which ranks them 80th in the FBS. The defense ranks 55th, giving up 219.7 passing yards per game.
    • Louisiana is averaging 128.7 rushing yards per game on offense, which ranks them 99th in the FBS. The team’s defensive unit ranks 38th, surrendering 123.4 rushing yards per contest.
    • Louisiana is putting up a 41.9% third-down conversion rate on offense (54th in the FBS), and ranks 68th on the other side of the ball with a 38.8% third-down conversion rate allowed.
    • With 17 forced turnovers (fourth in the FBS) against eight turnovers committed (32nd in the FBS), Louisiana’s +9 turnover margin is the fourth-best in college football.

    Louisiana’s Best Players

    • Ben Wooldridge has thrown for 986 yards (140.9 ypg) to lead Louisiana, completing 62.8% of his passes and recording 10 touchdown passes compared to one interception this season. He’s also contributed in the ground game with 116 rushing yards on 26 carries.
    • Chris Smith has racked up 261 yards on 46 carries while finding the end zone two times as a runner. He’s also caught 15 passes for 107 yards (15.3 per game).
    • Terrence Williams has been handed the ball 55 times this year and racked up 195 yards (27.9 per game).
    • Michael Jefferson’s team-high 387 yards as a receiver have come on 24 catches (out of 45 targets) with four touchdowns.
    • Neal Johnson has hauled in 15 receptions totaling 187 yards, finding the end zone two times as a receiver so far this campaign.
    • Jacob Bernard has compiled nine grabs for 151 yards, an average of 21.6 yards per game. He’s scored one time as a receiver this season.
    • Andre Jones leads the team with 4.5 sacks, and also has 4.0 TFL, 22 tackles, and one interception.
    • Louisiana’s tackle leader, Jourdon Quibodeaux, has 50 tackles, 2.0 TFL, and one sack this year.
    • Bralen Trahan has picked off a team-high three passes. He also has 40 tackles and three passes defended to his name.

    Southern Miss Betting Insights

    • Southern Miss has a 5-2-0 record against the spread this season.
    • Southern Miss is 3-1 against the spread when an underdog by 2.5 points or more this year.
    • The teams have hit the over in three of Southern Miss’ seven games with a set total.

    Southern Miss Stats & Insights

    • Southern Miss has been sputtering on offense, ranking 21st-worst with 334.1 total yards per game. It has been more effective on the other side of the ball, allowing 349.1 total yards per contest (38th-ranked).
    • Southern Miss is generating 25.0 points per contest on offense this season (92nd-ranked). Meanwhile, it is giving up 21.9 points per contest (34th-ranked) on defense.
    • In terms of passing, Southern Miss ranks 99th in the FBS (208.7 passing yards per game) and 79th defensively (237.7 passing yards allowed per game).
    • Southern Miss has been thriving on run defense, surrendering just 111.4 rushing yards per game (23rd-best). Offensively, it ranks 102nd in the FBS by putting up 125.4 rushing yards per game.
    • Southern Miss ranks 89th in the FBS with a 36.4% third-down conversion percentage on offense, and 50th with a 36.0% third-down percentage allowed on the defensive side of the ball.
    • Southern Miss has a -7 turnover margin this season, which ranks 100th in the FBS.

    Southern Miss’ Best Players

    • Zach Wilcke has thrown for 979 yards on 60% passing while tossing seven touchdown passes with eight interceptions this season.
    • Frank Gore Jr. has run for 568 yards on 116 carries so far this year while scoring four times on the ground.
    • Janari Dean has been given 39 carries and totaled 116 yards with two touchdowns.
    • Jason Brownlee has totaled 31 receptions this season and his team-high yardage total sits at 397 (56.7 yards per game). He’s been targeted 57 times and has four touchdowns.
    • Jakarius Caston has racked up 264 receiving yards (37.7 yards per game) and three touchdowns on 21 receptions.
    • Tiaquelin Mims’ 15 targets have resulted in 11 receptions for 167 yards.
    • Dominic Quewon has 7.0 sacks to lead the team, and also has 6.0 TFL and nine tackles.
    • Southern Miss’ leading tackler, Santrell Latham, has 27 tackles, 1.0 TFL, and one sack this year.
    • Jay Stanley has a team-leading two interceptions to go along with 22 tackles, 1.0 TFL, one sack, and two passes defended.
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