Check out the Arkansas State vs. Louisiana-Lafayette fearless prediction and game preview.
Arkansas State (6-4) vs. Louisiana-Lafayette (4-6) Game Preview
Date: Saturday, Nov. 26
Game Time: 12:00 pm
Venue: Cajun Field, Lafayette, LA
Bowl and Conference Implications
Arkansas State will win the Sun Belt title with a win. If it loses, it can still win the conference title with a win next week against Texas State next week. Louisiana-Lafayette needs to win its last two games to go bowling.
What’s Going To Happen?
So how is this happening? How is Arkansas State able to roll through a six-game winning streak and on the doorstep of a Sun Belt title after an 0-5 start?
The offense has been sharper, the running game has been better, and the defense has been lights-out over the last five weeks highlighted by a special effort from the line in the 35-3 stunner over Troy last week.
The offense is getting enough pop out of Justice Hansen – knee injury and all – and the passing game to make up for a spotty ground game, but this week it really will be all about the air show.
Louisiana-Lafayette fought the good fight against Georgia last week with a run defense that’s been terrific after having big issues over the first half of the season. If the O can keep the mistakes to a minimum and get the ground game going right away, the chances will be there to pull this off.
But there can’t be a slew of giveaways.
The Ragin’ Cajuns gave it up four times last week to kill the decent effort against the Bulldogs, but that might have been an aberration – they don’t have a turnover problem.
As good as Arkansas State has been, it’s going to be in for a fight against the stingy ULL defense on the road. The Red Wolves will get the win with a late flurry, and a big game of their own from the defensive front, but it won’t be as smooth as they might like.
They won’t care. They’ll take the Sun Belt championship no matter how it happens.
Arkansas State vs. Louisiana-Lafayette Prediction
Arkansas State 26, Louisiana-Lafayette 17
Arkansas State -6, o/u: 49
ATS Confidence: 5: Store bought anything – 1: Homemade anything … 3
Must See Rating: 5: NFL kickers attempting extra points – 1: Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love … 2