Louisiana vs Appalachian State Live: Louisiana vs Appalachian State Live Stream These two teams are a combined 8-1 and scoring points at an extremely high rate. Appalachian State will be on the road to take on Louisiana on Wednesday night.Appalachian State has opened their season with four straight wins including an upset win over North Carolina on the road. The Mountaineers have scored over 30 points in each game and have scored 56 points twice.
It’s a rematch of last year’s inaugural Sun Belt Conference title game when the Appalachian State Mountaineers visit the Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns on Wednesday night. Louisiana-Lafayette boasts a balanced offense led by one of the top rushing attacks in the nation and is on a roll since losing its opener. The Ragin’ Cajuns ran roughshod over Georgia Southern in a 37-24 victory before getting last week off. The Mountaineers are 4-0 and boast a balanced offense of their own, with one of the conference’s top quarterbacks, an elite running back and opportunistic special teams. They also come off a bye week after pasting Coastal Carolina 56-37. Kickoff is at 8 p.m. ET at Cajun Stadium. The Ragin’ Cajuns are one-point favorites in the latest Appalachian State vs. Louisiana odds, while the over-under is 68. Before you lock in your Appalachian State vs. Louisiana-Lafayette picks, be sure to see the college football predictions from the SportsLine Projection Model.
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The model enters Week 7 of the 2019 season on a strong run, going 68-42 on its top-rated college football picks. It also called Georgia (-27.5) covering against Tennessee and California (+21) easily staying well within the spread against Oregon last week. Anybody who has been following it is way up.
Now, it has simulated Appalachian State vs. Louisiana 10,000 times. We can tell you it’s leaning under, and it also says one side of the spread cashes in almost 70 percent of simulations. That one is only available at SportsLine.
The model knows the Ragin’ Cajuns average 540 yards and 44.4 points per game and boast a stellar rushing attack, led by a 1-2 punch of Trey Ragas and Elijah Mitchell behind a seasoned line. Ragas is 16th in the nation with 548 yards and averages 9.8 per carry, while Mitchell has nine touchdowns to go with his 402 yards on 67 carries.
Louisiana’s defense allows an average of 21.4 points and is tough against the pass, allowing 186.6 yards per game. Jacques Boudreaux anchors the middle for the Cajuns, leading the team with 33 tackles, including 12 in the last game. Louisiana-Lafayette is 5-0 against the spread in its past five games following a straight-up win.
But just because the Ragin’ Cajuns have one of the nation’s top offenses doesn’t mean they will cover the Appalachian State vs. Louisiana spread.
Appalachian State’s rushing offense puts up an average of 224.5 yards per game behind a veteran offensive line. Darrynton Evans has rushed for 471 yards, averaging 7.0 per carry, and is tied for fourth in the nation with 10 total touchdowns. Quarterback Zac Thomas has thrown for 802 yards and seven touchdowns
The Mountaineers also excel on special teams, ranking fourth in the nation with a 30.8-yard kick return average and seventh in punt returns at 17.9. The Mountaineers also have blocked three kicks, including a field goal on the final play of a 34-31 win against North Carolina on Sept. 21, somewhat reminiscent of the play that shocked No. 5 Michigan in 2007.
The next step in the quest for a conference championship game berth has arrived for Coach Drinkwitz and the Mountaineers. Not only does this team have Sun Belt title hopes but also NY6 hopes start to grow as App State maintains their perfect record on the year. App State heads to Cajun country a 1 point underdog along with just a projected 35.8% chance to win according to the ESPN FPI.
Keeping a chip on their shoulder could be the exact thing this group needs to find that next level of success. Zac Thomas has started to come into his own in the new look Drink offense and has started to grow into an even more well-rounded QB. Darrynton Evans has shown why he is one of the better running backs in the country this year with 9 touchdowns in 4 games to go with 471 yards.
Thomas Hennigan has suddenly became the favorite target of Zac Thomas this year as Hennigan has registered 21 receptions for 275 yards and 2 touchdowns and also been about as sure handed as they come. The offense is averaging 47 points per game along with 429 yards of total offense per game.
Defense has been the main concern in 2019. Flashes of the previously stout defenses were shown against UNC but other than that fans have been wanting to see more from Defensive Coordinator Ted Roof’s side of the ball. This is a Cajun offense that has been stellar in running the football but run defense is the the bright spot for this App defense as they only give up 165 yards on the ground per game.