Free College Football Picks Today: University of Louisiana at Lafayette Ragin Cajuns vs Arkansas State Red Wolves 10/22/22

Free College Football Picks Today: University of Louisiana at Lafayette Ragin Cajuns vs Arkansas State Red Wolves 10/22/22
Sat 22nd October 2022

The Arkansas State University Red Wolves (2-5, 1-3 SBC) head to face the University of Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns (3-3, 1-2 SBC) at Cajun Field on Saturday. The Ragin’ Cajuns are 6.5-point favorites, and the total is 52.Arkansas State is coming off a close 20-19 loss at the hands of Southern Miss at Carlisle-Faulkner Field at M.M. Roberts Stadium last Saturday.

James Blackman threw for 236 yards and two touchdowns. Johnnie Lang ran 18 times for 47 yards. Champ Flemings caught three passes for 52 yards. Louisiana beat Marshall 23-13 at Joan C. Edwards Stadium last Wednesday. Ben Wooldridge was 17 of 29 for 230 yards and two touchdowns. He added 45 yards on the ground. Michael Jefferson scored once. He had three receptions for 71 yards.

HEAD-TO-HEAD

The Ragin’ Cajuns won the only meeting between the teams last season, a 28-27 victory in October, their fourth straight win against Arkansas State. Chris Smith had two touchdowns for Louisiana. Layne Hatcher tossed three touchdowns for Arkansas State.

TALE OF THE TAPE

The Red Wolves are averaging 30.3 points per game for the season, sixth in the SBC, and they are facing a Ragin’ Cajuns defense that has surrendered 19.2 PPG (2nd). Meanwhile, Louisiana has scored 25.2 points a game this season, 11th in the conference, and Arkansas State is allowing 30.1 PPG (11th).The Red Wolves rank as one of the country’s worst teams in rushing yards per game (110.0, 112th), while they are 60th in passing yards (250.4).

The Ragin’ Cajuns are 61st in passing yards allowed per game (224.3) and 48th against the run (130.0).Louisiana is 98th in the country in passing yards per game (213.0) and 104th in rushing (116.3), while the Red Wolves are allowing 252.9 passing yards (94th) and 140.0 rushing yards per game (61st).

TOP PERFORMERS

Through seven games, James Blackman has thrown for 11 touchdowns (1 INT) and 242.1 yards per game to lead Arkansas State in passing. In four away games this season, he has five TDs (1 INT) and an average of 246.0 yards passing. Johnnie Lang leads the team in rushing with an average of 44.7 yards a game over seven games. He has two touchdowns on the ground. Seydou Traore is the Red Wolves’ leading receiver with 59.4 yards a game and two TDs.

Ben Wooldridge has five passing touchdowns (1 INT) with 111.7 yards per game through six games to lead Louisiana. In three home games this season, he has thrown for three TDs (1 INT) and an average of 109.0 yards. Chris Smith has been the home team’s leading performer on the ground, averaging 53.0 yards a game through five games. He has two touchdowns. Michael Jefferson has been the primary target in the Ragin’ Cajuns’ aerial attack. He has three touchdowns and a 58.5 yard per game average through six appearances.

SportsTips’ College Football Pick:

Louisiana (-250)

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