1. LOUISIANA WIN TOTAL PREDICTION: WHAT’S GOING TO HAPPEN
The Ragin’ Cajuns should have a better team than the 2018 version, but there are just too many tough games to push too much further past the seven-win mark.
The quarterback play has to be a bit sharper, but the O will be explosive and dominant at times thanks to a loaded group of running backs working behind the line that get everyone back.
Now the defense needs to be a whole lot tougher and do a whole lot better against the stronger offenses.
Set The Regular Season Win Total At … 8
Starting out against Mississippi State in the Mercedes-Benz Dome in New Orleans is at least a fun big game, but the road games at Ohio, Georgia Southern, and Arkansas State in a run of three in four games will be the real problem.
Worst of all, the home date in the middle of that run is against Appalachian State.
The Ragin’ Cajuns are going to be good enough to go bowling and be deep in the mix for the West title again, and they’ll come up with a win or two against the better teams and in the dangerous road games.
This is the year when head coach Billy Napier shows the world that he’s ready for a major gig, but before that, it’ll be a fun year.