|Written by Vincent Di Mello|
Bet on NCAAFThe Louisiana Superdome is lit up on Dec. 17 when the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl begins. The Aztecs battle against the Ragin' Cajuns in a battle to the finish. The Aztecs arrive with an 8-4 record as well as a 4-3 record in the Mountain West Conference. The Aztecs average 24.4 points per game on defense and 29.8 points per game on offense. First year head coach Rocky Long will be leading the Aztecs. The Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns come into New Orleans with an identical 8-4 record and a 6-2 record in the Sun Belt Conference. The Ragin’ Cajuns average 29.8 points per game on defense and 32.3 points per game on offense. First year head coach Mark Hudspeth will be leading Luisiana-Lafayette. College Football Odds for Aztecs vs. Ragin' Cajuns game.
The Aztecs are led by senior Quarterback Ryan Lindley (2,740 yards - 52.5 completion pct - 20 tds / 8 int - 122.9 rating). Celebrity sophomore RB Ronnie Hillman (287 carries - 1,656 yards - 19 tds) will be in charge of the running game. Hillman had a 99-yard touchdown run in a losing effort against Wyoming on October 29th. Hillman reminds many of former Aztecs standout and newest Nfl Hall Of Famer Marshall Faulk who furthermore ran up and down rival participants in early 1990’s. Sophomore WR’s Gavin Escobar (53 catches - 647 yards - 7 tds) and Colin Lockett (52 catches - 885 yards - 5 Tds) head up the Aztecs’ receiving core. College Football Betting action on the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl.
The Ragin’ Cajuns are headed by a dual-attack Qb, junior Blaine Gautier (2,488 passing yards - 63.2 completion pct - 20 touchdowns / 5 int - 150.3 rating - 464 rushing yards - 3 rushing touchdowns). The Ragin’ Cajuns rushing attack is headed by freshman RB Alonzo Harris (149 carries - 638 yards - 8 td’s). The wide outs are directed by the effective pair of juniors Javone Lawson (54 catches - 899 yards - 6 tds) and Harry Peoples (53 catches - 647 yards - 1 td). Trying to contain Ronnie Hillman on the ground will allow the Ragin' Cajuns lots of difficulty. Both defenses will surely get a workout in this showdown of 2 great teams. The two-way menace of Gautier vs the ground game of Hillman will be displayed. Both teams will try to put plenty of points on the board in this classic.