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First Responder Bowl game odds: Opening line for Louisiana vs. UTSA

We’ve got an early look at the opening odds for the First Responder Bowl game between the Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns and UTSA Roadrunners.

Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin Cajuns celebrate with running back Elijah Mitchell (15) after he scored the winning touchdown against the Georgia State Panthers during overtime at Center parc Stadium. Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

The First Responder Bowl will feature a pair of teams that came as close as it gets to competing in their conference title games. The Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns will take on the UTSA Roadrunners on Saturday, Dec. 26 at 3:30 p.m. ET in Dallas, Texas. This game will be aired on ABC and can be streamed on the WatchESPN app.

Odds courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook.

Louisiana vs. UTSA

Point spread: Louisiana opened -13, currently -13.5
Point total: Opened at 62.5, currently 57.5

How they got here

Louisiana qualified for the Sun Belt title game after going finishing its regular season with a 9-1 overall record including 7-1 in conference play. Unfortunately, the game that was scheduled to be played against Coastal Carolina was canceled due to COVID-19 reasons. The highlight of the Ragin’ Cajuns season was opening the season with a 31-14 win over Iowa State, and their lone loss came by a 30-27 home loss to Coastal Carolina.

UTSA finished with a 7-4 overall record and 5-2 in Conference USA play, second only to UAB, which played just four conference games. The Roadrunners had been scheduled to play in the Frisco Bowl against SMU, but the game was canceled due to the coronavirus for the Mustangs.

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