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Ragin` Cajuns visit Cowboys in Week 3 battle

Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin` CajunsOklahoma State Cowboys
Sep 15, 12:00 PM | Turf of Boone Pickens Stadium

Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin` Cajuns vs Oklahoma State Cowboys Odds


Boone Pickens Stadium features a battle between the host Oklahoma State Cowboys and the visiting Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin` Cajuns in betting action Saturday.

The Cowboys sit at 1-1 (1-1 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Ragin` Cajuns are currently 2-0 (2-0 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Oklahoma State is 1-0 OU, and Louisiana-Lafayette is 0-1 OU.

View Louisiana-Lafayette vs Oklahoma State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: The Cowboys were listed as 21-point favorites at sportsbooks on the opening college football line.

Power Rankings / Prediction: This game matches up the No. 49 (Cowboys) and the No. 102 (Ragin` Cajuns) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAF Power Rankings at OddsShark. A 67-62 result in favor of the Cowboys is predicted by handicapping models.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Oklahoma State's No. 3-ranked offense (61 PPG) against a Ragin` Cajuns defense that ranks No. 22 at 12 PPG. The Cowboys passing attack has averaged 361.5 yards per game, more than the Ragin` Cajuns give up through the air (342 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Ragin` Cajuns own the league's No. 6-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 60 yards per game when on the road. Oklahoma State, on the other hand, rates No. 3 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

In their last action, Louisiana-Lafayette was a 37-24 winner on the road against Troy. They covered the 1.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (61) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Alonzo Harris tore up the turf for 137 rushing yards in the latest Ragin` Cajuns game, a 37-24 win over the Trojans at Veterans Memorial Stadium.

Oklahoma State lost its last outing, a 59-38 result against Arizona on September 8. Oklahoma State failed to cover in that game as a 10.5-point favorite, while the 97 combined points took the game OVER the total. Wes Lunt handled the Wildcats defense in his team's most recent action, throwing for 436 yards, but Oklahoma State still lost to Arizona 59-38.

Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin` Cajuns Trends:
When playing in September are 6-4
When playing on turf are 8-2
After being outgained are 4-6
When playing outside the conference are 4-6

Oklahoma State Cowboys Trends:
When playing in September are 9-1
When playing on turf are 10-0
After outgaining opponent are 8-2
When playing outside the conference are 9-1

A few Ragin` Cajuns at Cowboys trends to consider:
Louisiana-Lafayette is 11-3 SU in its last 14 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Louisiana-Lafayette's last 7 games on the road
Louisiana-Lafayette is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Oklahoma State
Oklahoma State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Oklahoma State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Louisiana-Lafayette
Oklahoma State is 14-2 SU in its last 16 games

Next up:
Louisiana-Lafayette home to Florida International, Saturday, September 29
Oklahoma State home to Texas, Saturday, September 29