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Texas State Bobcats @ Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns

Current Records: Texas State 4-1, Louisiana 3-2

How To Watch

  • When: Saturday, October 7, 2023 at 3:30 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

Texas State is 0-8 against Louisiana since October of 2015, but they'll have a chance to close the gap a little bit on Saturday. Both teams will face off in a Sun Belt West battle at 3:30 p.m. ET at Cajun Field. Texas State should still be feeling good after a big win, while Louisiana will be looking to get back into the win column.

Texas State extended their game-winning streak to three on Saturday. They took down Southern Miss 50-36.

Multiple players turned in solid performances to lead Texas State to victory, but perhaps none more so than Ismail Mahdi, who rushed for 89 yards and three touchdowns. Those three rushing touchdowns set a new season-high mark for Mahdi. It was a true group effort though, as the team also got help from TJ Finley, who threw for 239 yards and two touchdowns while completing 79.2% of his passes.

Meanwhile, Louisiana started off well but failed to capitalize on an early lead against Minnesota. They fell 35-24 to the Golden Gophers on Saturday.

Louisiana's defeat shouldn't obscure the performances of Zeon Chriss, who threw for 172 yards and two touchdowns, and Jacob Kibodi who rushed for 65 yards on only seven carries.

What a start it's been for Texas State: they've won four of their first five contests so far this season, giving them a stellar 4-1 record. To be fair, it's not like the team was facing the toughest opposition over that stretch, as it included 0-4 Nevada (Texas State's opponents had an average overall winning percentage of 24% over those games). Louisiana's loss on Saturday dropped their record down to 3-2.

Texas State is hoping to beat the odds on Saturday, as the experts think they're headed for a loss. Those brave souls putting their money on Louisiana against the spread have faith in an upset since their 1-2 ATS can't hold a candle to Texas State's 4-1.

Texas State was pulverized by Louisiana 41-13 in their previous matchup last November. Can Texas State avenge their loss or is history doomed to repeat itself? We'll find out soon enough.


Louisiana is a slight 1-point favorite against Texas State, according to the latest college football odds.

The over/under is set at 69.5 points.

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Series History

Louisiana has won all of the games they've played against Texas State in the last 8 years.

  • Nov 26, 2022 - Louisiana 41 vs. Texas State 13
  • Oct 30, 2021 - Louisiana 45 vs. Texas State 0
  • Oct 31, 2020 - Louisiana 44 vs. Texas State 34
  • Nov 02, 2019 - Louisiana 31 vs. Texas State 3
  • Oct 06, 2018 - Louisiana 42 vs. Texas State 27
  • Oct 12, 2017 - Louisiana 24 vs. Texas State 7
  • Oct 22, 2016 - Louisiana 27 vs. Texas State 3
  • Oct 10, 2015 - Louisiana 49 vs. Texas State 27