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    One of the best rushers in college football will be on display when Darius Taylor and the Minnesota Golden Gophers (2-2) host the Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns (3-1) on Saturday, September 30, 2023.

    The Golden Gophers are double-digit favorites (currently -10) in their game against the Ragin’ Cajuns, with the over/under at 47 points. (In terms of the moneyline, the Golden Gophers are -357 and the Ragin’ Cajuns are +279.)

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    Game Info for Minnesota vs. Louisiana

    • Game Day: Saturday, September 30, 2023
    • Game Time: 12:00 PM ET
    • TV Channel: BTN
    • Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
    • Stadium: Huntington Bank Stadium
    Minnesota vs Louisiana Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
    Minnesota -10 -110 -110 47 -109 -111 -357 +279

    Minnesota Pick Insights

    • Minnesota is winless against the spread so far this season (0-4-0).
    • Minnesota is 0-2 against the spread when favored by 10 points or more this season.
    • Minnesota has combined with its opponent to go over in one of four games with a set total (25%).

    Minnesota Stats & Insights

    • Minnesota ranks 99th in total offense (341 yards per game) and 70th in total defense (364.5 yards allowed per game) this year.
    • Minnesota is averaging 21.3 points per game on offense (106th in the FBS), and ranks 50th on defense with 21 points allowed per game.
    • Minnesota ranks 12th-worst in passing offense (149.8 passing yards per game), but thas played a little better on defense, ranking 99th with 249.8 passing yards allowed per game.
    • Minnesota is totaling 191.3 rushing yards per game offensively this year (38th in the FBS), and is surrendering 114.8 rushing yards per game (45th) on the defensive side of the ball.
    • Despite having a bottom-25 defense on third down that ranks eighth-worst in the FBS (50.9% third-down conversion rate), Minnesota has had more success on offense, ranking 70th in the FBS by putting up a 40.7% third-down percentage.
    • Minnesota has forced eight total turnovers (18th in the FBS) this season and have turned it over five times (50th in the FBS) for a turnover margin of +3, the 22nd-best in college football.

    Minnesota’s Best Players

    • Athan Kaliakmanis has recorded 599 yards (149.8 ypg) on 59-of-107 passing with three touchdowns compared to three interceptions this season. In addition, he’s added 75 rushing yards (18.8 ypg) on 21 carries while scoring one touchdown on the ground.
    • Taylor has racked up 532 yards on 87 carries while finding the end zone four times.
    • Sean Tyler has collected 136 yards on 30 carries.
    • Corey Crooms has hauled in 16 receptions for 196 yards (49 yards per game) to lead the team so far this season. .
    • Daniel Jackson has hauled in 15 receptions totaling 163 yards, finding the end zone two times as a receiver so far this campaign.
    • Lemeke Brockington has been the target of nine passes and compiled five grabs for 73 yards, an average of 18.3 yards per contest. He’s found the end zone one time through the air this season.
    • Danny Striggow has 3.5 sacks to pace the team, and also has three TFL and eight tackles.
    • Maverick Baranowski is the team’s leading tackler this year. He’s amassed 15 tackles, one TFL, and one sack.
    • Tyler Nubin has a team-high two interceptions to go along with six tackles and two passes defended.

    Louisiana Betting Insights

    • Louisiana is 1-3-0 against the spread this year.
    • Out of Louisiana’s four games with a set total, three have hit the over (75%).

    Louisiana Pick Insights

    • Louisiana’s offense has been dominant, racking up 479.5 total yards per game (19th-best) this season. Defensively, it ranks 50th by surrendering 334.5 total yards per game.
    • Louisiana’s offense has been dominant, posting 38.8 points per contest (21st-best) this season. On defense, it ranks 91st by allowing 27.5 points per game.
    • Louisiana is putting up 241.3 passing yards per game on offense this season (64th-ranked). Meanwhile, it is giving up 208 passing yards per contest (53rd-ranked) on defense.
    • Louisiana’s rushing attack has been leading the charge for the team, as it ranks fourth-best in the FBS with 238.3 rushing yards per contest. In terms of defense, it is ceding 126.5 rushing yards per game, which ranks 61st.
    • Louisiana’s third-down defense has been paving the way for the team, as it ranks 12th-best in the FBS with a 27.6% third-down conversion percentage allowed. In terms of offense, it is generating a 39.2% third-down rate, which ranks 80th.
    • With five forced turnovers (74th in the FBS) and eight turnovers committed (105th in the FBS) this season, Louisiana ranks 103rd in the FBS with a turnover margin of -3.

    Louisiana’s Best Players

    • Ben Wooldridge leads Louisiana with 508 yards on 39-of-69 passing with five touchdowns compared to one interception this season. He has chipped in with 77 rushing yards (19.3 ypg) on 17 carries while scoring two touchdowns on the ground.
    • Jacob Kibodi has run the ball 33 times for 311 yards, with three touchdowns.
    • Dre’lyn Washington has piled up 21 carries and totaled 191 yards with one touchdown.
    • Harvey Broussard has hauled in 147 receiving yards on 12 catches to pace his team so far this season while scoring one touchdown as a receiver.
    • Jacob Bernard has caught 12 passes and compiled 140 receiving yards (35 per game).
    • Robert Williams’ 12 receptions (on 17 targets) have netted him 137 yards (34.3 ypg) and one touchdown.
    • Jordan Lawson has racked up four sacks to lead the team, while also picking up three TFL and 13 tackles.
    • Louisiana’s leading tackler, K.C. Ossai, has 22 tackles, one TFL, and one sack this year.
    • Tyree Skipper has picked off a team-high two passes. He also has 15 tackles and two passes defended to his name.
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