Picks & Predictions: Southern Miss vs Louisiana 11/9/2023

Picks & Predictions: Southern Miss vs Louisiana 11/9/2023

November 7, 2023


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On Thursday evening, the Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles take on the Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns in an attempt to win two straight games. The venue for the contest is Cajun Field.


The Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns enter this game with the assurance of a team that has experienced the rewards of their hard work. As their symbol of pride, a winning record of 5-4, they have demonstrated an explosive and effective style of football. Louisiana produced 34 touchdowns in total throughout that period, with an average 32.9 points per match. The Cajuns have scored 17 rushing touchdowns in the initial 8 matches this season, for an average 5.6 yards per attempt. Louisiana competed versus Arkansas State this past weekend. The Cajuns ultimately suffered a 20-point defeat. Louisiana’s most recent game against Arkansas State ended in a 37-17 loss after they fell down 27-17 at the end of the final period. Dre’lyn Washington gained 35 yards on 10 carries, while Zeon Chriss recorded 171 pass yards and a touchdown. Despite this, Peter Leblanc had a good game, catching 6 catches for 129 yards and a touchdown.



With a track record of grit on the gridiron, Southern Miss brings a determination that has been honed by both previous and current hardships to the game. Southern Miss just finished a game against LA-Monroe. The 2-7 Eagles won that game by a score of 17 points. The Golden Eagles were close in a few of the losses, but they only won a single 1 of their initial 8 matches (40-14 against Alcorn State during the opener). During that time, Southern Miss averaged a meek 22.9 points per contest but struggled mightily in the passing play. In those games, the Eagles were only able to throw for 8 touchdowns along with 6 interceptions. The Eagles defeated LA-Monroe 24-7 on Saturday after scoring 17 points during the initial quarter. Frank Gore Jr. dominated the rushers with 131 yards and a touchdown on 24 runs, while quarterback Billy Wiles produced 200 yards along with a touchdown as well as an interception. Jakarius Caston grabbed 3 receptions for 92 yards including a touchdown.


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Southern Miss vs Louisiana Game Information


  • Date: 11/09/2023
  • Time: 07:30 PM ET
  • Location: Cajun Field
  • How to Watch Southern Miss vs Louisiana: ESPN
  • Live Stream: fubo.tv


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