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    The Jacksonville State Gamecocks and the Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns will play in the New Orleans Bowl. The bowl matchup is December 16, 2023, starting at 2:15 PM ET, airing on ESPN.

    The Gamecocks are the favorites (-3) in their matchup against the Ragin’ Cajuns, with the over/under at 56.5 points. (On the moneyline, the Gamecocks are -157 and the Ragin’ Cajuns are +133.)

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    Game Info for Jacksonville State vs. Louisiana

    • Game Day: Saturday, December 16, 2023
    • Game Time: 2:15 PM ET
    • TV Channel: ESPN
    • Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
    • Stadium: Caesars Superdome
    Jacksonville State vs Louisiana Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
    Jacksonville State -3 -109 -111 56.5 -110 -110 -157 +133

    Jacksonville State Pick Insights

    • So far this season, Jacksonville State has put together a 7-3-0 record against the spread.
    • In games this season as favorites of at least 3 points, Jacksonville State has a 3-0 record against the spread.
    • Jacksonville State games have gone over the point total on four of 10 occasions (40%).

    Jacksonville State Stats & Insights

    • Jacksonville State is putting up 397.8 yards per game on offense, which ranks 56th in the FBS. Defensively, the Gamecocks rank 52nd, surrendering 361.6 yards per contest.
    • From an offensive standpoint, Jacksonville State ranks 52nd in the FBS with 29.8 points per game. Meanwhile, the team’s defense ranks 26th in points allowed (361.6 points allowed per contest).
    • Jacksonville State ranks 13th-worst in passing offense (165.6 passing yards per game) and 24th-worst in passing defense (248.3 passing yards per game allowed) this season.
    • Jacksonville State has been thriving on both sides of the ball in the running game, ranking fifth-best in rushing offense (232.3 rushing yards per game) and 24th-best in rushing defense (113.3 rushing yards allowed per game).
    • Defensively, Jacksonville State has been a top-25 unit in terms of third-down efficiency, ranking 23rd-best by allowing a 32.6% third-down percentage. The team’s offense ranks 82nd (37.2% third-down percentage).
    • With 25 forced turnovers (second in the FBS) against 15 turnovers committed (45th in the FBS), Jacksonville State’s +10 turnover margin is the eighth-best in college football.

    Jacksonville State’s Best Players

    • Zion Webb leads Jacksonville State with 1,281 yards (106.8 ypg) on 97-of-194 passing with five touchdowns and six interceptions this season. He also has 638 rushing yards on 116 carries while scoring seven touchdowns on the ground.
    • Malik Jackson has 860 rushing yards on 133 carries with seven touchdowns.
    • Perry Carter Jr.’s leads his squad with 618 yards as a receiver. He’s racked up that yardage on 34 catches (out of 61 targets) and scored three touchdowns.
    • Sean Brown has caught 18 passes for 292 yards (24.3 yards per game) and five touchdowns this year.
    • Quinton Lane’s 24 grabs have yielded 260 yards and one touchdown.
    • Chris Hardie paces the team with 7.5 sacks, and also has 10 TFL, 39 tackles, and one interception.
    • Quae Drake is the team’s top-tackler this year. He’s collected 61 tackles, four TFL, one sack, and one interception.
    • Kekoura Tarnue leads the team with three interceptions, while also recording 35 tackles, two TFL, one sack, and three passes defended.

    Louisiana Betting Insights

    • So far this year, Louisiana has compiled a 5-7-0 record against the spread.
    • When it has played as at least 3-point underdogs this year, Louisiana is 2-1 against the spread.
    • Louisiana games have gone over the point total in seven out of 12 opportunities (58.3%).

    Louisiana Pick Insights

    • With 405.7 total yards per game on offense, Louisiana ranks 50th in the FBS in 2023. Defensively, it ranks 60th, surrendering 373.2 total yards per contest.
    • With 32.3 points per game on the offensive side of the ball, Louisiana ranks 35th in the FBS. On defense, it ranks 86th, giving up 28.2 points per contest.
    • Louisiana is compiling 221.8 passing yards per contest on offense this season (72nd-ranked). Meanwhile, it is allowing 213.3 passing yards per contest (48th-ranked) on defense.
    • Louisiana ranks 31st in the FBS with 183.8 rushing yards per contest on offense, and it ranks 86th with 159.9 rushing yards surrendered per game on the defensive side of the ball.
    • Louisiana has been struggling on third down, ranking 17th-worst with a 45.2% third-down conversion percentage allowed per game. It has been more effective on offense, posting a 41.7% third-down rate (48th-ranked).
    • Louisiana has registered 19 forced turnovers (36th in the FBS) and committed 19 turnovers (86th in the FBS) this season for a 0 turnover margin that ranks 65th in the FBS.

    Louisiana’s Best Players

    • Zeon Chriss has thrown for 1,222 yards (101.8 ypg) to lead Louisiana, completing 66.7% of his passes and recording 11 touchdown passes and five interceptions this season. He is also a playmaker on the ground, racking up 492 yards (41 ypg) on 73 carries with six touchdowns.
    • The team’s top rusher, Jacob Kibodi, has carried the ball 129 times for 729 yards (60.8 per game) with seven touchdowns.
    • Jacob Bernard leads his squad with 473 receiving yards on 37 catches with one touchdown.
    • Peter LeBlanc has 29 receptions (on 44 targets) for a total of 449 yards (37.4 yards per game) and four touchdowns this year.
    • Neal Johnson’s 45 targets have resulted in 29 receptions for 356 yards and five touchdowns.
    • Cameron Whitfield paces the team with seven sacks, and also has three TFL and 34 tackles.
    • Louisiana’s leading tackler, K.C. Ossai, has 64 tackles, one TFL, and one sack this year.
    • Tyrone Lewis has picked off a team-high three passes. He also has 57 tackles, 0.5 sacks, and three passes defended to his name.

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