Louisiana-Lafayette (5-6) vs. ULM (4-7) Game Preview
Check out the Louisiana-Lafayette vs. ULM fearless prediction and game preview.
Date: Saturday, Dec. 3
Game Time: 3:00 pm
Venue: Malone Stadium, Monroe, LA
Bowl and Conference Implications
Louisiana-Lafayette needs the win to go bowling – most likely to the R&L Carriers New Orleans Bowl. ULM’s season is over after this.
What Does Each Team Need To Do?
ULM can not only close its season out with a big win, it would finish winning three games in its final four and go into the offseason on a high note. The Warhawks have cranked up the offense over the last few weeks, and while the defense got ripped up by Appalachian State two weeks ago, it’s been playing a wee bit better.
The big problem overall is a ULM run defense that’s not stopping anyone, going along with a mistake-prone offense and a team that’s getting destroyed in turnover margin.
Louisiana-Lafayette has hardly been consistent outside of a troubling pattern – going loss-win-loss-win-loss-win. It was good enough to shock Arkansas State and push Georgia, and just flaky enough to lose to Idaho at home and get shut down and shut out by Appalachian State – the lines weren’t even close to performing up to snuff.
But unlike ULM, the ULL defensive front has done a great job overall against the run – with a few big exceptions here and there, like the ASU game – and it’s good at getting off the field.
What’s Going To Happen?
Never trust a rivalry game.
ULM has nothing to play for but pride, and ULL has everything to play for with an extra game on the line. Several APR teams are rooting hard for the Warhawks, and they’ll get what they need as the running game is rolling at the right time. ULM has cranked up 225 yards or more in the last two weeks, and now it’ll do it again in a Sun Belt shocker.
Louisiana-Lafayette vs. ULM Prediction
ULM 27, Louisiana-Lafayette 24
Louisiana-Lafayette -6.5, o/u: 57
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