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    Ismail Mahdi will lead the Texas State Bobcats (4-1) into their matchup versus the Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns (3-2) at Cajun Field, on Saturday at 3:30 PM ET.

    The Ragin’ Cajuns are slight favorites (-2.5) in their game against the Bobcats, with the over/under being 68.5 points. (On the moneyline, the Ragin’ Cajuns are -138 and the Bobcats are +116.)

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    Game Info for Louisiana vs. Texas State

    • Game Day: Saturday, October 7, 2023
    • Game Time: 3:30 PM ET
    • TV Channel: ESPNU
    • Location: Lafayette, Louisiana
    • Stadium: Cajun Field
    Louisiana vs Texas State Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
    Louisiana -2.5 -110 -110 68.5 -110 -110 -138 +116

    Louisiana Pick Insights

    • Louisiana is 1-4-0 against the spread this season.
    • Louisiana is winless against the spread (0-3) when playing as at least 2.5-point favorites.
    • The teams have hit the over in four of Louisiana’s five games with a set total.

    Louisiana Stats & Insights

    • Louisiana is putting up 453.4 yards per game on offense, which ranks 31st in the FBS. On defense, the Ragin’ Cajuns rank 44th, allowing 337 yards per game.
    • Louisiana ranks 32nd in scoring offense (35.8 points per game) and 93rd in scoring defense (29 points allowed per game) this year.
    • Offensively, Louisiana ranks 74th in the FBS with 227.4 passing yards per game. Meanwhile, the defense ranks 36th in passing yards allowed per contest (195.6).
    • Louisiana ranks 74th in run defense this season (141.4 rushing yards allowed per game), but has been playing really well on offense, ranking sixth-best in the FBS with 226 rushing yards per game.
    • Louisiana ranks 70th in third-down efficiency (40.3%) on offense and 26th in third-down percentage allowed (32.4%) on defense this year.
    • Louisiana has forced six total turnovers (76th in the FBS) this season and have turned it over 10 times (117th in the FBS) resulting in a turnover margin of -4, the 21st-worst in college football.

    Louisiana’s Best Players

    • Zeon Chriss has been a dual threat for Louisiana so far this season. He has 595 passing yards, completing 67.6% of his passes and collecting four touchdown passes and four interceptions this season. He’s rushed for 260 yards (52 ypg) on 28 carries with four rushing touchdowns.
    • Jacob Kibodi has carried the ball 40 times for a team-high 376 yards on the ground and has found the end zone four times as a runner.
    • Jacob Bernard’s leads his squad with 188 yards as a receiver. He’s racked up that yardage on 14 receptions (out of 16 targets).
    • Robert Williams has caught 15 passes while averaging 35.4 yards per game and scoring two touchdowns.
    • Peter LeBlanc has racked up 14 receptions for 175 yards, an average of 35 yards per game. He’s scored two times as a receiver this season.
    • Jordan Lawson paces the team with four sacks, and also has three TFL and 16 tackles.
    • K.C. Ossai is the team’s tackle leader this year. He’s amassed 30 tackles, one TFL, and one sack.
    • Tyree Skipper has a team-leading two interceptions to go along with 16 tackles and two passes defended.

    Texas State Betting Insights

    • Texas State’s ATS record is 3-1-0 this season.
    • Texas State is 2-0 against the spread so far when playing as at least 2.5-point underdogs.
    • Two of Texas State’s four games with a set total have hit the over (50%).

    Texas State Pick Insights

    • While Texas State’s defense has had trouble stopping opposing offenses, ranking 18th-worst by conceding 431.8 total yards per game, its offense ranks 17th-best with 471.6 total yards per contest.
    • Texas State’s offense has been leading the way for the team, as it ranks ninth-best in the FBS with 43.4 points per contest. In terms of defense, it is giving up 29 points per game, which ranks 93rd.
    • Texas State ranks 44th in passing yards per game (266.2), but it has been less productive defensively, ranking 15th-worst in the FBS with 276.2 passing yards surrendered per contest.
    • Texas State’s run defense ranks 91st in the FBS with 155.6 rushing yards surrendered per game, but it has been carried by its offense, which ranks 17th-best by posting 205.4 rushing yards per game.
    • Texas State’s defense has been bottom-25 on third down this season, allowing a 50% third-down conversion percentage, which ranks 10th-worst in the FBS. Offensively, it ranks 58th with a 50% third-down rate.
    • Texas State has registered nine forced turnovers (22nd in the FBS) and committed eight turnovers (83rd in the FBS) this season for a +1 turnover margin that ranks 46th in the FBS.

    Texas State’s Best Players

    • TJ Finley has compiled 1,294 yards on 72.8% passing while tossing 10 touchdown passes with one interception this season.
    • The team’s top rusher, Mahdi, has carried the ball 50 times for 488 yards (97.6 per game) with seven touchdowns.
    • Malik Hornsby has run for 163 yards across 13 carries, scoring four touchdowns.
    • Joey Hobert has hauled in 370 receiving yards on 30 catches to pace his team so far this season while scoring three touchdowns as a receiver.
    • Ashtyn Hawkins has 22 receptions (on 32 targets) for a total of 287 yards (57.4 yards per game) and one touchdown this year.
    • Kole Wilson’s 21 targets have resulted in 18 grabs for 282 yards and three touchdowns.
    • Ben Bell has collected three sacks to lead the team, while also recording seven TFL and 21 tackles.
    • Brian Holloway, Texas State’s top tackler, has 43 tackles, five TFL, 0.5 sacks, and one interception this year.
    • Kaleb Ford-Dement has a team-high one interception to go along with 12 tackles, one TFL, and one pass defended.
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