Ragin’ Cajuns Going for Second Consecutive WinThe Ragin’ Cajuns got their season off to a great start with a road win over Iowa State, which helped them get into the top 25 for the first time since 1943. They will try to build on the success and pick up another win when they face the Panthers on Saturday.
Louisiana played well offensively in its first game, scoring 31 points in the win. They finished with 272 total yards and forced two turnovers in the win.
Levi Lewis completed 13 of 21 passes for 154 yards and one touchdown. Trey Ragas ran for 49 yards and one touchdown on 14 carries, while Peter LeBlanc had five receptions for 82 yards and one touchdown.
Louisiana also looked good on the defensive end, giving up 14 points in their last game. They will need another good defensive effort if they want to get the win.
Panthers Trying To Snap Losing StreakThe Panthers played well last season and made a bowl game for the second time in three years. Despite their success, they ended the season on a two-game losing streak and will try to kick off the new season with a win over a ranked opponent.
Georgia State played well offensively last season, averaging 31.2 points per game. Their offense will look a little different this season with the team losing their starting quarterback and top-two rushers from last season.
Despite their losses, they are confident that their freshman quarterback and Destin Coates, who was their third-leading rusher last season, can pick up the slack on the offensive end.
Defensively, the Panthers were one of the worst teams in the country, giving up 36.1 points per game. They should be improved this season with their returning starters having more experience, and will need to play better than they did last season if they want to win this game.
- 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games in September.
- 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games after accumulating less than 275 total yards in their previous game.
Georgia State is:
- 1-5 ATS in their last 6 home games vs. a team with a winning road record.
- 1-7-1 ATS in their last 9 games as an underdog of 10.5 or greater.