How to Watch Jacksonville State Gamecocks vs. Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns – December 16

The R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl features a matchup between the Jacksonville State Gamecocks (who are 3.5-point favorites) and the Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns on December 16, 2023 at 2:15 PM ET on ESPN. The over/under is 59 for this matchup.

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Gamecocks vs. Ragin’ Cajuns Game Info

  • Date: Saturday, December 16, 2023
  • Time: 2:15 PM ET
  • Channel: ESPN
  • Livestream: Stream NCAA football on Fubo and ESPN+
  • City: New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Venue: Caesars Superdome

Gamecocks Insights

  • The Gamecocks are compiling 400.3 yards per game on offense, which ranks them 56th in the FBS. Defensively, they rank 50th, allowing 362.3 yards per contest.
  • The Gamecocks are compiling 29.8 points per game on offense (52nd in the FBS), and they rank 26th on the other side of the ball with 20.3 points allowed per game.
  • With 165.6 offensive passing yards per game (13th-worst) and 248.3 passing yards allowed per game on defense (25th-worst), Jacksonville State has been getting outplayed on both sides of the ball this year in the passing game.
  • The Gamecocks have been surging on both sides of the ball in the running game, ranking fourth-best in rushing offense (234.7 rushing yards per game) and 24th-best in rushing defense (114.1 rushing yards allowed per game).
  • Jacksonville State ranks 81st in third-down percentage this season (37.2%), but has been playing really well on the defensive side of the ball, ranking 23rd-best in the FBS with a 32.6% third-down percentage allowed.
  • With 20 forced turnovers (fifth in the FBS) against 11 turnovers committed (40th in the FBS), the Gamecocks’ +9 turnover margin is the sixth-best in college football.

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Ragin’ Cajuns Insights

  • In terms of total yards, Louisiana ranks 51st in the FBS (407.3 total yards per game) and 61st defensively (374.8 total yards allowed per game).
  • Louisiana is posting 32.3 points per game on offense this season (35th-ranked). Meanwhile, it is surrendering 28.2 points per contest (86th-ranked) on defense.
  • From an offensive perspective, the Ragin’ Cajuns are accumulating 221.8 passing yards per contest (72nd-ranked). They rank 48th in the FBS on the other side of the ball (213.3 passing yards given up per game).
  • Louisiana ranks 29th in the FBS with 185.4 rushing yards per game on offense, and it ranks 85th with 161.5 rushing yards given up per game on the defensive side of the ball.
  • The Ragin’ Cajuns rank 49th in third-down conversion rate (41.7%) on offense, but they’ve been less productive defensively, ranking 17th-worst in the FBS with a 45.2% third-down percentage allowed.
  • Louisiana has produced 11 forced turnovers (85th in the FBS) and committed 14 turnovers (84th in the FBS) this season for a -3 turnover margin that ranks 90th in the FBS.

Gamecocks Leaders

  • Zion Webb has passed for 1,281 yards, five touchdowns and six interceptions this year. He is averaging 116.5 yards per game and 6.6 per attempt, while completing 50.0% of his attempts.
  • To go along with his passing stats, Webb also has 638 rushing yards (second on the Gamecocks), with seven rushing touchdowns.
  • Malik Jackson has recorded 860 rushing yards with seven touchdowns (78.2 yards per game over 11 games). His 6.5 yards per attempt rank 22nd in college football.
  • Logan Smothers has 655 passing yards, six touchdowns and two interceptions this year. He has completed 56.1% of his passes, averaging 59.5 yards per game and 6.1 per attempt.
  • He has also rushed for 283 yards (fifth on the Gamecocks) and added six touchdowns on the ground, averaging 25.7 yards per game.

Ragin’ Cajuns Leaders

  • Through eight games played this year, Zeon Chriss has totaled 1,222 passing yards, with 11 touchdowns against five interceptions and completing 66.7% of his attempts.
  • He’s added 492 yards on the ground (second on the Ragin’ Cajuns), with six rushing touchdowns. He’s averaging 61.5 yards per game and 6.7 per attempt.
  • Jacob Kibodi has scored seven rushing touchdowns, while totaling 729 rushing yards (5.7 per attempt and 60.8 per game).
  • Kibodi has added nine receptions (0.8 per game) for 79 yards (6.6 per game) with one receiving touchdown. He’s been targeted zero times in the passing game.
  • In 11 games played this season, Peter Leblanc has 29 catches (2.6 receptions per game on zero targets per game) for 449 yards and four receiving touchdowns.
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