Georgia State Panthers @ Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns
Current Records: Georgia State 6-1, Louisiana 4-3
How To Watch
- When: Saturday, October 21, 2023 at 8 p.m. ET
- Where: Cajun Field -- Lafayette, Louisiana
- TV: ESPN University
- Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
- Follow: CBS Sports App
What to Know
Georgia State has enjoyed the comforts of home their last two games, but now they'll head out on the road. The Georgia State Panthers and the Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns will face off in a Sun Belt battle at 8:00 p.m. ET on Saturday at Cajun Field. Georgia State is expected to lose this one by three points, so we'll see if that gives them a bit of motivation.
After a disappointing seven points in their last game, Georgia State made sure to put some points up on the board against Marshall on Saturday. Georgia State strolled past Marshall with points to spare, taking the game 41-24.
Georgia State got their victory on the backs of several key players, but it was Darren Grainger out in front who rushed for 62 yards and two touchdowns, and also threw for 234 yards and a touchdown. The team also got some help courtesy of Marcus Carroll, who rushed for 159 yards and a touchdown.
Meanwhile, Louisiana was not the first on the board two weeks ago, but they got there more often. They managed a 34-30 victory over Texas State. The win came about thanks to a strong surge starting at the 6:55 mark of the second quarter, when they were facing a 20-7 deficit.
Zeon Chriss was his usual excellent self, throwing for 205 yards and three touchdowns while completing 76.5% of his passes, and also punching in a touchdown on the ground. Robert Williams also helped out with an impressive 90 receiving yards.
Louisiana was down by two with only four minutes and 44 seconds left when they drove 24 yards for the winning score. Chriss punched in the touchdown from 8 yards out.
Georgia State has been no stranger to the win column this season, as they've started out with wins in five of their first six matches, giving them a 5-1 record. As for Louisiana, their win was their fourth straight at home (dating back to last season), bumping their overall record up to 4-2.
The pair pleased both fans and bettors in their last matchups by winning and covering the spread. Looking ahead, the matchup is expected to be close, with Louisiana going off as just a 3-point favorite. Those brave souls putting their money on they against the spread have faith in an upset since their 1-2 ATS can't hold a candle to Georgia State's 5-2.
Saturday's match might be decided on the ground as these two are both standouts in the run game. The Panthers have been excellent on the ground this season, having averaged 185 rushing yards per game. However, it's not like the Ragin' Cajuns struggle in that department as they've been even better at 224.7 per game. It's looking like Saturday's matchup might have some serious battles in the trenches.
Louisiana is a 3-point favorite against Georgia State, according to the latest college football odds.
The over/under is set at 62 points.
Louisiana has won all of the games they've played against Georgia State in the last 8 years.
- Nov 04, 2021 - Louisiana 21 vs. Georgia State 17
- Sep 19, 2020 - Louisiana 34 vs. Georgia State 31
- Nov 10, 2018 - Louisiana 36 vs. Georgia State 22
- Nov 07, 2015 - Louisiana 23 vs. Georgia State 21