Troy Trojans vs Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns

Troy Trojans vs Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns: The Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns have enjoyed the comforts of home their last two games, but now they must head out on the road. Louisiana and the Troy Trojans will face off in a Sun Belt battle at 3:30 p.m. ET Saturday at Larry Blakeney Field at Veterans Memorial Stadium. Both teams seek to continue their momentum from their previous wins.

The Ragin’ Cajuns didn’t have too much breathing room in their contest with the Georgia State Panthers last Thursday, but they still walked away with a 21-17 victory. Among those leading the charge for Louisiana was RB Montrell Johnson, who punched in two rushing touchdowns. Johnson hadn’t helped his team much against the Texas State Bobcats two weeks ago, so this was a nice turnaround for him.

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Meanwhile, the South Alabama Jaguars typically have all the answers at home, but last week Troy proved too difficult a challenge. Troy came out on top against South Alabama by a score of 31-24. The Troy offense checked out after the first half but had enough points banked to take the game anyway. The Trojans’ WR Tez Johnson filled up the stat sheet, punching in one rushing touchdown.

The Ragin’ Cajuns are the favorite in this one, with an expected 6.5-point margin of victory. But bettors beware: they are only 2-4 against the spread when favored.

Louisiana is now 8-1 while Troy sits at 5-4. A couple stats to keep an eye on: Louisiana is 135th worst in the nation in rushing yards allowed per game, with 159.1 on average. Troy has experienced some struggles of their own as they are stumbling into the matchup with the 174th fewest rushing yards per game in the nation, having accrued only 119 on average. It’s possible one of these Achilles’ heels will wind up tripping the losing team up.

 

Troy Trojans vs Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns Odds

The Ragin’ Cajuns are a solid 6.5-point favorite against the Trojans, according to the latest college football odds.

The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Ragin’ Cajuns as a 6-point favorite.

Over/Under: -110

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Series History

Troy have won two out of their last three games against Louisiana.

  • Nov 23, 2019 – Louisiana 53 vs. Troy 3
  • Nov 03, 2018 – Troy 26 vs. Louisiana 16
  • Dec 05, 2015 – Troy 41 vs. Louisiana 17

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