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Texas State Bobcats (-2.5, 63)
With a three-game losing streak now in the rearview mirror, the
Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns have a new goal: avoid
getting blown out on the road. The Ragin’ Cajuns look to atone
for a pair of one-sided losses away from home as they face
Texas State at Bobcat Stadium on Tuesday night. The Bobcats had
a precarious opening to their Sun Belt Conference schedule last
time out, fending off winless Idaho behind 284 rushing yards
and three touchdowns from Terrence Franks.
Louisiana-Lafayette is on a high after defeating Georgia State
34-31 on a late touchdown pass from Terrance Broadway to Jamal
Robinson. It was the perfect capper to a sensational
performance from Robinson, who hauled in eight passes for 119
yards and two scores after missing the previous two games with
a torn meniscus in his knee. Texas State will have revenge on
its minds after getting throttled 48-24 in last season’s
encounter at Cajun Field.
TV: 8 p.m. ET, ESPN2.
LINE HISTORY: The line has fallen a
half-point since opening at Texas State -3. The over/under
has held steady at 63.
REPORT: Louisiana-Lafayette: S
Trevance Patt (ankle), RB Elijah McGuire (toe), LB Trae
Johnson (knee) and LB Chris Hill (eligibility) are
questionable. Texas State: LB Michael Orakpo
(knee) is out.
WEATHER REPORT: Temperatures at Bobcat
Stadium are expected to be in the high-70s with sunny skies
and wind blowing to the northwest at 15 mph.
ABOUT LOUISIANA-LAFAYETTE (2-3, 1-4 ATS, 3-2
O/U): Broadway had what was easily his
most efficient game of the season against Georgia State,
completing 20-of-26 passes for 216 yards and a pair of
scores. The 22-year-old senior has taken a significant step
back from each of the previous two seasons; he already has
seven interceptions and his 5.68 yards-per-pass-attempt is
well below his marks of 9.09 and 9.02 the past two years.
Elijah McGuire (331 yards, three touchdowns) and Alonzo
Harris (249 yards, four TDs) pace a two-headed rush
ABOUT TEXAS STATE (3-2, 3-2 ATS, 3-1-1
O/U): The Bobcats would love nothing more
than a nice, easy victory; they needed three overtimes to
subdue Tulsa two weeks ago before clinging to victory last
week over the woeful Vandals. Sophomore quarterback Tyler
Jones was dreadful against Idaho, but remains on pace for a
sensational season with 1,149 passing yards and 12
touchdowns. He has also recorded a rushing touchdown in
four straight games, taking some of the heat off the
running back tandem of Franks (408 yards, six TDs) and
Robert Lowe (402 yards, two TDs).
* Louisiana-Lafayette is 1-7
ATS in its last eight games following an ATS
* Texas State is 2-5 ATS in its last seven home
* Under is 5-1 in the Ragin’ Cajuns’ last six road
* Over is 4-1-1 in the Bobcats’ last six
COVERS CONSENSUS: 61 percent of the
vote is on Texas State at -2.5.