“Oh How the Mighty Have Fallen” Lousinanna is but a shell of who they once were.
Louisiana 23 at Marshall 13
Marshall -10.5 / -430 / 47.5
The Ragin' Cajuns (2-3, 0-2), are seventh in the West Division, 0-2 on the road. Overall since 2019 Louisiana is 15-4 on the road against Top 100 FBS competition.Louisiana leads the all-time series 1-0. Louisiana defeated Marshall 36-21 in the 2021 New Orleans Bowl. ULL enters this game losing 3-in-a-row. After 24 wins, two Sun Belt titles, and three bowl victories in the last three seasons ULL can’t keep it going One of the worst kept secrets in college football was that ULL Head Coach Billy Napier was killing time before going off to a giant head coaching gig somewhere. He did, and is now the Florida head coach. Now Louisiana has to try to maintain its greatness and keep on winning without Napier, without QB Levi Lewis, and without a slew of good players who took off for Gainesville with their former head coach among other places. Well, the verdict is in…ULL is no longer the king of the Sun Belt.
The Thundering Herd (3-2, 0-1) and 2-0 on their home field. Marshall is in the Sun Belt East Division (GA Southern, App State, Georgia State, Old Dominion, James Madison and Coastal Carolina) Marshall is 8-6 at home vs Top 100 FBS Competition since 2019. The Thundering Herd are led by redshirt senior quarterback Henry Colombi, who is a transfer from Texas Tech. For the season, Colombi has the fifth-best passing percentage in the country at 73.7%, completing 84 of 114 passes for 875 yards and six touchdowns. He has thrown three interceptions, but has a rating of 150.3. Sixth-year senior running back Khalan Laborn is No. 3 in the nation, averaging 146.2 rushing yards per game. He was the Doak Walker Award National Running Back of the Week after carrying 31 times for 163 yards and a touchdown at Notre Dame on Sept. 10. He has rushed for more than 100 yards in all five of the Thundering Herd's games. For the year, he has carried 132 times for 731 yards (5.5 average) and eight touchdowns.
Since 2019 vs Conf Opponents
Averages Score Allow Pt Diff Totals
Marshall HM 24.6 24.1 0 48.7
Louisiana RD 33.1 24.8 8.9 + 58.0
Louisiana Last 5-games 25.6 20.4 4.2+ 46
FBS & FCS Combined
NCAA Rankings Total Off Pass Run Defense
Marshall 79th 183rd 26th 20th
Louisiana 198th 170th 193rd 115th
Looks like a solid play on the under. Louisiana is who we thought they were!
WINNER - WINNER 36 POINTS