Where: Peden Stadium, Athens, OH
When: Saturday, September 21, 2:00 PM. ET.
Fresh off two consecutive road losses, the Ohio Bobcats will be happy to return to the friendly confines of Peden Stadium when they host the Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns on Saturday afternoon.
Ragin’ Cajuns Going For Third Consecutive Win
The Ragin’ Cajuns managed to bounce back from their season-opening loss to Mississippi State with two consecutive wins. They will try to keep the momentum going with another win as they try to pick up their first road win of the year.
— Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns® Football (@RaginCajunsFB) September 17, 2019
Louisiana’s offense has looked good so far, and the team is coming off a 77 point performance against Texas Southern in their previous game. They racked up 308 passing yards and three touchdowns against the Tigers, led by Levi Lewis, who completed 10 of 13 passes for 181 yards and two touchdowns.
The Ragin’ Cajuns were even tougher to stop on the ground as they finished with 440 yards and eight rushing touchdowns on 42 carries. With the Bobcats giving up 305 yards and two touchdowns on 46 carries in their last game, expect the Ragin’ Cajuns to keep the ball on the ground in this game.
Louisiana’s defense will have to figure out a way to slow down Ohio’s quarterback, Nathan Rourke, who has been dangerous throwing and running the ball. If they can keep him in the pocket and force him to beat them through the air, they should be able to keep Ohio’s offense in check.
Bobcats Trying To Win Second Consecutive Home Game
The Bobcats did not have a lot of fun on their road trip, dropping their games against Pittsburgh and Marshall. They will be trying to turn things around with a win over the Ragin’ Cajuns, which will give them their second straight win at home.
Air Canada flew 72 yards to the end zone last Saturday at Marshall, helping him earn MAC East Division Offensive Player of the Week honors for the seventh time in his career!#BleedGreen #TouchdownTuesday pic.twitter.com/SiIBtb7PNY
— Ohio Football 🏈 (@OhioFootball) September 17, 2019
If the Bobcats plan to win this game, they will have to do a better job tackling and stopping the run, which was a problem in their last two games. With the Ragin’s Cajuns going off for over 400 yards on the ground in their previous game and averaging 336.7 rushing yards per game Ohio’s priority on defense will be to stop the run.
The Good news for the Bobcats is that their offense is also capable of causing fits for the Ragin’ Cajuns with dual-threat quarterback Nathan Rourke leading the way. Rourke completed 15 of 25 passes for 215 yards and three touchdowns while rushing for 118 yards and one touchdown in their loss to Marshall.
If Rourke has another big game and the team does a better job taking care of the ball, the Bobcats will have a good chance to pull off the win.
- 5-1 ATS vs. a team with a losing record.
- 5-1 ATS in their last 6 non-conference games.
- 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games.
- 18-7 ATS in their last 25 non-conference games.
- 15-6 ATS in their last 21 games in September.
- 36-17 ATS vs. a team with a winning record.