Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns (5-5) vs. Florida State Seminoles (7-3)
November 19, 2022 12:00 p.m. EDT
The Line: Florida State Seminoles -23.5 / Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns +23.5; Over/Under: +51.5
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The Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns and Florida State Seminoles clash in college football action at Doak Campbell Stadium on Saturday. Louisiana comes out of a matchup against Georgia Southern. In this, the Cajuns managed a 19-point victory. Florida State played Syracuse in its last game. The Seminoles won that game in a blowout. Check out free college football tips all season long at Sports Chat Place.
Louisiana won 3-2 in its first five games this year, losing back-to-back to Rice, LA-Monrore and South Alabama. After victories over Marshall and Arkansas State, the Cajuns lost their next pair to Southern Miss and Troy.
In Thursday’s game against Georgia Southern, Louisiana led 27-7 at halftime. The Cajuns scored in every quarter en route to a 36-17 win. QB Ben Wooldridge rushed for 193 yards with three scores and Chris Smith rushed for 80 yards.
Over on the Florida State side, they beat Duquesne, LSU, Louisville and Boston College before losing to Wake Forest, NC State and Clemson. The Seminoles then won their next two games against Georgia Tech and Miami.
Florida State didn’t struggle too much against Syracuse. The Seminoles led 24-3 at halftime and drove to a 38-3 blowout victory. Jordan Travis finished the match with 155 yards and three points, while Trey Benson rushed for 163 yards with 18 carries.
The Cajuns are 5-1 ATS in their last six nonconference games and 9-2 ATS against a team with a winning record. Louisiana is 15-7-1 ATS in the last 23 on turf.
Meanwhile, the Seminoles are 5-0 ATS in their last five in November and 7-1 ATS in their last seven after a straight win. Florida State is in the last eight after an ATS win with a 6-2 ATS.
SELECT: I’m staying at Florida State. The Seminoles performed well in the win over Syracuse, holding the Orange for just 160 total yards, nine first downs and 1-of-11 on third-down attempts. Florida State totaled 420 yards (230 rushing) with 25 first downs.
As for Louisiana, they put up a decent enough rush for 435 total yards (242 rushing) against Georgia State. However, the Cajuns walked just 3 of 14 on third-down attempts and gave up 358 passing yards. Florida State should have the coverage advantage on paper anyway.
Andrea’s free choice:
Florida State Seminoles -23.5