Date: Tuesday, Oct. 20
Game Time: 8:00 pm
Venue: Centennial Bank Stadium, Jonesboro, AR
The Arkansas State Red Wolves take on the Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns this week in a game that will feature the SBC’s third-leading rusher, Elijah McGuire (585 yards, 7 TDs). Things have continued to look bleak for Louisiana-Lafayette (2-3), who were on the losing end of two of their last three. The game kicks off Tuesday, Oct 20 at 8:00 p.m. ET
The Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns figured to at least challenge in the Sun Belt but a 2-3 start has many thinking differently. The Ragin’ Cajuns did open conference action with a one sided 49-27 win versus visiting Texas State behind a 526-351 yardage edge with both teams returning kicks for scores. Elijah MGuire was a force on the ground for the Ragin’ Cajuns with 170 yards on 28 carries with a TD with Torrey Pierce adding 56 yards and another score. Quarterback Jalen Nixon gave ULL an efficient and productive passing game with a 22-29 effort for 238 yards and three touchdowns with Al Riles catching nine balls for 98 yards and a TD while Jamal Robinson snagged a pair of scoring strikes
The Arkansas State Red Wolves looked dead in the water before a pick six and fumble recovery for another TD led the way to a 49-31 victory at South Alabama. ASU led 345-302 in yardage and forced a whopping five turnovers to win going away. The return of quarterback Fredi Knighten gave the Red Wolves a lift as he completed 10-17 for 119 yards and a pair of touchdowns with Tres Houston snagging three balls for 59 and a score. Warren Wand was the best Arkansas State rushing option with 85 yards on 14 touches while Johnston White totaled 46 yards on nine carries with a pair of trips to the end zone.
The under is 4-0 in Ragin’ Cajuns last 4 games after allowing more than 280 yards passing in their previous game and the Ragin’ Cajuns are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 Tuesday games while the under is 7-1 in Ragin’ Cajuns last 8 games on fieldturf. The over is 4-0 in Red Wolves last 4 home games vs. a team with a losing road record and the Red Wolves are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games after scoring more than 40 points in their previous game while the over is 6-0 in Red Wolves last 6 vs. a team with a losing record. The Ragin’ Cajuns are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 meetings and the underdog is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings while the Ragin’ Cajuns are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings in Arkansas State.