Free College Football Picks Today: Texas State Bobcats vs University of Louisiana at Lafayette Ragin Cajuns 11/26/22

Free College Football Picks Today: Texas State Bobcats vs University of Louisiana at Lafayette Ragin Cajuns 11/26/22
Sat 26th November 2022

The University of Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns (5-6, 3-4 SBC) and Texas State University-San Marcos Bobcats (4-7, 2-5 SBC) face off Saturday at Jim Wacker Field at Bobcat Stadium for their regular season finales.

The Ragin’ Cajuns are five-point favorites, and the total is 45. Louisiana is coming off a deflating 49-17 loss at the hands of No. 20 Florida State at Bobby Bowden Field at Doak Campbell Stadium last Saturday.

Chandler Fields threw for 159 yards and a touchdown. Dre’lyn Washington ran 10 times for 57 yards. Michael Jefferson caught six passes for 60 yards and a touchdown. Texas State beat Arkansas State 16-13 at Jim Wacker Field at Bobcat Stadium last Saturday.

Layne Hatcher was 23 of 36 for 196 yards. Lincoln Pare carried 19 times for 75 yards and a touchdown. Donnovan Moorer hauled in six receptions for 54 yards.


The Ragin’ Cajuns won the only meeting between the teams last season, a 45-0 victory in October, their fifth straight win against Texas State. Levi Lewis threw three touchdowns for Louisiana, as Chris Smith added two TDs (1 rush, 1 rec).


The Ragin’ Cajuns are averaging 25.7 points per game for the season, seventh in the SBC, and they are facing a Bobcats defense that has surrendered 25.0 PPG (8th). Meanwhile, Texas State has scored 21.8 points a game this season, 13th in the conference, and Louisiana is allowing 23.7 PPG (5th).

The Ragin’ Cajuns rank 81st in the nation in passing yards per game (220.7) and 82nd in rushing (140.9). They will face a tough test on the ground, as the Bobcats are 20th in the country in rushing yards allowed per game (112.1).

Against the pass, Texas State is 92nd (242.6).Texas State has been one of the country’s least productive rushing teams, averaging 93.3 yards per game (123rd), while ranking 68th in passing yards (229.1). The Ragin’ Cajuns are allowing 227.2 passing yards (72nd) and 134.9 rushing yards per game (45th).


Through 10 games, Ben Wooldridge has thrown for 15 touchdowns (5 INT) and 166.1 yards per game to lead Louisiana in passing. In four away games this season, he has four TDs (3 INT) and an average of 178.2 yards passing.

Chris Smith leads the team in rushing with an average of 56.8 yards a game over nine games. He has two touchdowns on the ground and one through the air. Michael Jefferson is the Ragin’ Cajuns’ leading receiver with 66.3 yards a game and seven TDs.

Layne Hatcher has 19 passing touchdowns (9 INT) with 229.1 yards per game through 11 games to lead Texas State. In five home games this season, he has thrown for 11 TDs (4 INT) and an average of 262.8 yards.

Lincoln Pare has been the home team’s leading performer on the ground, averaging 50.1 yards a game through 11 games. He has five total touchdowns, four rushing and one receiving.

Ashtyn Hawkins has been a key target in the Bobcats’ passing game. He has seven touchdowns and a 65.2 yard per game average through nine appearances.

SportsTips’ College Football Pick:

Texas State (+165)

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