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How and what to watch for Arkansas State vs. Louisiana

The Red Wolves and Ragin Cajuns face off on Saturday in a Sun Belt West division battle.

Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin Cajuns quarterback Levi Lewis (1) passes against the Georgia State Panthers during the first half at Center parc Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

The Louisiana Ragin Cajuns will be looking for their sixth win this season when they play the Arkansas State Red Wolves on Saturday at 12:00 p.m. ET in Lafayette, LA.

The Ragin’ Cajuns (5-1) are riding a two-game winning streak after defeating Texas State 44-34 last week on the road. In that game, Louisiana’s tandem of quarterback Levi Lewis and running back Trey Ragas dominated in both the passing and running games. The senior quarterback from Baton Rouge, LA, completed 68.8 percent of his passes for 332 yards, two touchdowns, and an interception. This season, the 5-foot-10 signal-caller has thrown for 1,384 yards, nine touchdowns, and five interceptions.

Ragas reached the 100-yard rushing mark for the first time last Saturday, recording 131 yards on 19 carries and two touchdowns. This season, the 5-foot-10 running back has 369 yards on 72 carries and six touchdowns. Senior running back Elijah Mitchell also had a good performance against the Bobcats. He produced 96 yards on 17 carries.

Arkansas State (3-4) is trying to snap their two-game losing streak. Last week they lost 38-10 to the Troy Trojans at home, and the Red Wolves’ defense could not stop Troy’s passing game as quarterback Jacob Free had 419 passing yards and two touchdowns. Troy’s defense made sure to keep wide receiver Jonathan Adams Jr. in check. The phenomenal senior only had five receptions for 64 yards and a touchdown. It was the first time in four games that he was under 100 receiving yards. Adams Jr. will be looking to change that on Saturday. But it will be tough as Louisiana’s defense is only giving up 181 passing yards a game this season.

Game Time/TV Channel/Streaming

You can watch Arkansas State vs. Louisiana on Saturday, November 7 at 12:00 p.m. ET on ESPNU, or you can stream it via ESPN app with a cable or streaming service login.

Point Spread, Totals, Odds, Trends

Point spread: Arkansas State (+14) vs. Louisiana
Point Total: O/U 68
Money line: Arkansas State (+350), Louisiana (-500)

  • Arkansas State is 3-9 against the spread in its last 12 games against Louisiana.
  • The point total went over in four of Arkansas State’s last six games.
  • Louisiana is 1-4 against the spread in its last five games.
  • The point total went under in 11 of Louisiana’s last 15 games.

The Best Bet

Louisiana has been one of the best teams in the Sun Belt Conference next to App State and Coastal Carolina. They have a phenomenal QB in Levi Lewis, who will look to put the ball up in the air against an Arkansas State defense that gave up 38 points and over 400 yards of total offense.

Pick: Louisiana -14

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