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

    The Ragin’ Cajuns are expected to win by at least two scores (currently -10) against the Golden Eagles. The over/under for this game is 52.5 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 -10 -111 -109 52.5 -110 -110 -423 +327

    Louisiana Pick Insights

    • Louisiana’s ATS record is 3-6-0 this season.
    • Louisiana is winless against the spread (0-2) when playing as at least 10-point favorites.
    • Louisiana has gone over in four of its nine games with a set total (44.4%).

    Louisiana Stats & Insights

    • Louisiana is averaging 406 yards per game on offense this season (54th in the FBS), and are surrendering 386.9 yards per game (82nd) on the defensive side of the ball.
    • Louisiana is totaling 31.1 points per game on offense this year (42nd in the FBS), and is giving up 28 points per game (85th) on the other side of the ball.
    • Louisiana is totaling 208.2 passing yards per game on offense, which ranks them 88th in the FBS. The defense ranks 74th, giving up 232.6 passing yards per contest.
    • Louisiana owns the 84th-ranked defense this season in terms of rushing yards (154.3 rushing yards allowed per game), and has been better on offense, ranking 20th-best with 197.8 rushing yards per game.
    • Louisiana is putting up a 41.7% third-down conversion rate on offense (50th in the FBS), and ranks 87th defensively with a 40.5% third-down percentage allowed.
    • With 15 forced turnovers (28th in the FBS) against 15 turnovers committed (97th in the FBS), Louisiana (0) has the 62nd-ranked turnover margin in college football.

    Louisiana’s Best Players

    • Zeon Chriss has been a dual threat for Louisiana so far this season. He has 1,222 passing yards, completing 66.7% of his passes and recording 11 touchdown passes and five interceptions this season. He’s rushed for 492 yards (54.7 ypg) on 73 carries with six rushing touchdowns.
    • Jacob Kibodi has 611 rushing yards on 93 carries with six touchdowns.
    • Peter LeBlanc’s leads his squad with 375 yards as a receiver. He’s racked up that yardage on 23 catches (out of 35 targets) and scored four touchdowns.
    • Jacob Bernard has caught 24 passes for 313 yards (34.8 yards per game) and one touchdown this year.
    • Robert Williams has a total of 313 receiving yards so far this year, grabbing 24 throws and scoring three touchdowns.
    • Cameron Whitfield has seven sacks to lead 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 leads the team with three interceptions, while also putting up 40 tackles, 0.5 sacks, and three passes defended.

    Southern Miss Betting Insights

    • Southern Miss has covered the spread twice in eight opportunities this year.
    • Southern Miss has a 1-2 record against the spread when an underdog by 10 points or more this year.
    • Out of Southern Miss’ eight games with a set total, five have hit the over (62.5%).

    Southern Miss Pick Insights

    • Southern Miss’ defense has been a bottom-25 unit in total defense this season, allowing 416.8 total yards per game, which ranks 24th-worst. On offense, it ranks 77th with 368.6 total yards 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. Offensively, it ranks 96th with 23 points per contest.
    • In terms of passing, Southern Miss ranks 91st in the FBS (206 passing yards per game) and 71st defensively (231.3 passing yards allowed per contest).
    • Southern Miss has been struggling in run defense, ranking 15th-worst with 185.4 rushing yards surrendered per game. It has been more productive offensively, regstering 162.6 rushing yards per contest (59th-ranked).
    • Southern Miss is posting a 37.4% third-down conversion percentage 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 leads Southern Miss with 1,746 yards on 143-of-271 passing with nine touchdowns compared to six interceptions this season.
    • Frank Gore Jr. is his team’s leading rusher with 163 carries for 812 yards, or 90.2 per game. He’s found the end zone seven times on the ground, as well.
    • 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 totaled 450 receiving yards (50 yards per game) and three touchdowns on 31 receptions.
    • Tiaquelin Mims’ 32 catches (on 51 targets) have netted him 369 yards (41 ypg) and one touchdown.
    • Jalil Clemons leads the team with 5.5 sacks, and also has eight TFL and 24 tackles.
    • Dylan Lawrence, Southern Miss’ tackle leader, has 42 tackles, one TFL, and one sack this year.
    • MJ Daniels has a team-leading three interceptions to go along with 12 tackles and three passes defended.
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