5* TUESDAY NIGHT SUN BELT ATS KNOCKOUT
Louisiana-Lafayette vs. North Texas,
10/16/2012 21:00 EDT,
Score: 23 - 30
Point Spread: -3½/-110 Louisiana-Lafayette
5* TUESDAY NIGHT SUN BELT ATS KNOCKOUT: Louisiana-Lafayette -3.5
While I usually like to look for home dogs in weekday televised games, I can't pass up on the Ragin' Cajuns in this spot. Prior to the season I picked LA-Lafayette to win the Sun Belt. While I think Western Kentucky and ULM are right there with the Ragin' Cajuns, I am still confident they will go on the road and handle their business against the Mean Green.
North Texas is well coached under Dan McCarney, but they simply don't have the talent offensively to keep up. LA-Lafayette is going to run a lot of spread formations with sophomore quarterback Terrance Broadway, which will set up a lot of running lanes for the Ragin' Cajuns. That is where I see the difference in this game. LA-Lafayette comes in averaging 190.4 ypg on the ground and will be going up against a North Texas defense that is weak up front, allowing 176.5 rushing yards per game. This game might be close early, but I expect LA-Lafayette to end up pulling away for a double-digit win. BET THE RAGIN' CAJUNS!