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    At 7:30 PM ET on Thursday, the Southern Miss Golden Eagles (2-7) play at the Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns (5-4).

    The Golden Eagles are expected to lose by at least two scores (currently +12) against the Ragin’ Cajuns (with an over/under of 53.5 points).

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    Game Info for Louisiana vs. Southern Miss

    • Game Day: Thursday, November 9, 2023
    • Game Time: 7:30 PM ET
    • TV Channel: ESPNU
    • Location: Lafayette, Louisiana
    • Stadium: Cajun Field
    Louisiana vs Southern Miss Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
    Louisiana -12 -110 -110 53.5 -110 -110 -493 +372

    Louisiana Pick Insights

    • Louisiana has a 3-6-0 record against the spread this season.
    • Louisiana is 0-1 against the spread when favored by 12 points or more this season.
    • Louisiana games have gone over the point total on four of nine occasions (44.4%).

    Louisiana Stats & Insights

    • Louisiana is averaging 406 yards per game on offense, which ranks 54th in the FBS. Defensively, the Ragin’ Cajuns rank 82nd, allowing 386.9 yards per contest.
    • Louisiana is totaling 31.1 points per game offensively this year (42nd in the FBS), and is giving up 28 points per game (85th) on the defensive side of the ball.
    • From an offensive standpoint, Louisiana ranks 88th in the FBS with 208.2 passing yards per game. Meanwhile, the defense ranks 74th in passing yards allowed per contest (232.6).
    • Louisiana ranks 84th in run defense this year (154.3 rushing yards allowed per game), but has been thriving on the other side of the ball, ranking 20th-best in the FBS with 197.8 rushing yards per game.
    • Louisiana is averaging a 41.7% third-down percentage on offense, which ranks them 50th in the FBS. On the defensive side of the ball, the defense ranks 87th, allowing a 40.5% third-down conversion rate.
    • With 15 forced turnovers (28th in the FBS) against 15 turnovers committed (97th in the FBS), Louisiana’s even turnover margin ranks 62nd in college football.

    Louisiana’s Best Players

    • Zeon Chriss has thrown for 1,222 yards, completing 66.7% of his passes and recording 11 touchdowns and five interceptions this season. He’s also run for 492 yards (54.7 ypg) on 73 carries with six rushing touchdowns.
    • Jacob Kibodi has racked up 611 yards on 93 carries while finding paydirt six times.
    • Peter LeBlanc’s 375 yards as a receiver pace the team. He’s been targeted 35 times and has registered 23 catches and four touchdowns.
    • Jacob Bernard has put up a 313-yard season so far with one touchdown, hauling in 24 passes on 28 targets.
    • Robert Williams has compiled 24 receptions for 313 yards, an average of 34.8 yards per game. He’s scored three times as a receiver this season.
    • Cameron Whitfield has seven sacks to pace the team, and also has three TFL and 27 tackles.
    • Louisiana’s top-tackler, K.C. Ossai, has 48 tackles, one TFL, and one sack this year.
    • Tyrone Lewis has picked off a team-leading three passes. He also has 40 tackles, 0.5 sacks, and three passes defended to his name.

    Southern Miss Betting Insights

    • Southern Miss is 2-6-0 against the spread this year.
    • Southern Miss has a 1-2 record against the spread in games it was an underdog by 12 points or more this year.
    • In Southern Miss’ eight games with a set total, five have hit the over (62.5%).

    Southern Miss Pick Insights

    • Southern Miss ranks 77th in total yards per game (368.6), but it has been less effective on the other side of the ball, ranking 24th-worst in the FBS with 416.8 total yards allowed per contest.
    • Southern Miss’ defense has been a bottom-25 unit in scoring defense this season, conceding 35.8 points per game, which ranks seventh-worst in the FBS. On the offensive side of the ball, it ranks 96th with 23 points per contest.
    • Southern Miss ranks 91st in the FBS with 206 passing yards per contest on offense, and it ranks 71st with 231.3 passing yards surrendered per contest on defense.
    • Southern Miss’ defense has been bottom-25 in run defense this season, ceding 185.4 rushing yards per game, which ranks 15th-worst in the FBS. On the offensive side of the ball, it ranks 59th with 162.6 rushing yards per contest.
    • Southern Miss is putting up a 37.4% third-down conversion rate on offense this season (84th-ranked). Meanwhile, it is allowing a 40.2% third-down rate (85th-ranked) on defense.
    • Southern Miss has a +2 turnover margin this season, which ranks 45th in the FBS.

    Southern Miss’ Best Players

    • Billy Wiles has racked up 1,746 yards (194 ypg) while completing 52.8% of his passes and tossing nine touchdown passes with six interceptions this season.
    • Frank Gore Jr. has rushed for 812 yards on 163 carries so far this year while scoring seven times on the ground.
    • Rodrigues Clark has totaled 369 yards on 55 carries with two touchdowns.
    • Jakarius Caston has collected 27 receptions this season and his team-high yardage total sits at 460 (51.1 yards per game). He’s been targeted 63 times and has four touchdowns.
    • Latreal Jones has put up a 450-yard season so far with three touchdowns. He’s caught 31 passes on 51 targets.
    • Tiaquelin Mims’ 32 catches (on 51 targets) have netted him 369 yards (41 ypg) and one touchdown.
    • Jalil Clemons has collected 5.5 sacks to lead the team, while also picking up eight TFL and 24 tackles.
    • Dylan Lawrence is the team’s top-tackler this year. He’s picked up 42 tackles, one TFL, and one sack.
    • MJ Daniels leads the team with three interceptions, while also recording 12 tackles and three passes defended.
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