Louisiana Tech vs Stephen F. Austin prediction, game preview, how to watch. Week 2, Saturday, September 10
Louisiana Tech vs Stephen F. Austin How To Watch
Date: Saturday, September 10
Game Time: 7:00 ET
Venue: Joe Aillet Stadium, Ruston, LA
How To Watch: ESPN3
Record: Louisiana Tech (0-1), Stephen F. Austin (1-1)
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Louisiana Tech vs Stephen F. Austin Game Preview
Why Stephen F. Austin Will Win
It’s been a bit of a rough start for the Lumberjacks with a blowout loss to Jacksonville State to start the season and with a struggle to get by Alcorn State.
They’re better than this.
They’ve got a good defense with a great pass rush that should start to show up more effectively this week – at least that’s the hope – and on the other side they need to keep doing a decent job of controlling the clock.
They had the ball for close to 37 minutes against Alcorn State, overcoming a mediocre day from the D with plenty of third down stops, and now …
Why Louisiana Tech Will Win
Yeah, Louisiana Tech couldn’t slow down Missouri in the 52-24 loss, but the offense showed glimpses of what’s coming in the Sonny Cumbie era.
The quarterbacks combined to throw for 336 yards and three scores, the big plays and explosion were there, and this is all going to work with a little bit of time and seasoning. That’s what this game is for.
Stephen F. Austin should have a decent defense, but it didn’t do anything to stop either team from running in the first two games. That’s not Louisiana Tech, but it needs to at least give it a shot.
What’s Going To Happen
Can the Stephen F. Austin team that pushed Texas Tech really, really hard last year in a 28-22 loss show up here?
Not if it played like it did in the first two games.
The running production will be there for the taking, but the Bulldogs will end up throwing and throwing some more as the Cumbie attack starts to roll. The Lumberjacks will put up a few points, but the home side will pull away late in the third quarter.
Louisiana Tech vs Stephen F. Austin Prediction, Line
Louisiana Tech 41, Stephen F. Austin 23
Line: Louisiana Tech -6.5, o/u: 63
ATS Confidence out of 5: 3
Louisiana Tech vs Stephen F. Austin Must See Rating (out of 5): 2