QB Nathan Rourke # 12 throws the ball to RB De’Montre Tuggle # 24 of the Ohio Bobcats against Nevada. Loren Orr / Getty Images / AFP
After barely squeaking from Nicholls State last weekend, Louisiana is a 20-point favorite against Ohio according to the latest college football odds. Although Ohio was embarrassing, are 20 points too many?
Ohio Bobcats vs. Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin ‘Cajuns
Thursday, September 16, 2021 – 8:00 PM EDT at Cajun Field
It was a disastrous start for the Ohio Bobcats in 2021. They will now face their first round opponent. deny a former top 25 team in the Louisiana Ragin ‘Cajuns.
Ohio lost 29-9 against Syracuse and failed to score a touchdown in the match against one of the worst ACC team at the beginning of the season. While Ohio was supposed to lose the game, they were not even competitive.
Then things got a little trickier last weekend when Ohio lost 28-26 to Duquesne to lose two straight “winnable” games at home.
To put things in perspective Duquesne lost 45-3 on September 4. against TCU. Then, they beat Ohio. Ohio now looks like a full-blown you-know-what.
The defense allows 28.5 points per week and scores 17.5 points per contest. The offense averages 326.5 yards per game while the defense allowed 372.5 yards per game Thanks to Syracuse for running the entire Ohio Defense in the first game of the season.
To be fair, Ohio’s offensive has shown Kurtis Rourke promising, however the offensive did not give him pass protection in the first two games. With Rourke as quarterback and O’Shaan Allison in running back is a solid duo but no one else really advocated this offense.
Ohio’s defense has been solid, with teams averaging just 47 yards per game in their two first games. However, the hasty defense is catastrophic and tackling it can be absolutely better.
Louisiana, on other hand, is just as bad than Ohio. After losing 38-18 to Texas, they are now 1-1. However, they managed to escape against Nicholls 27-24. Texas’s loss to Arkansas was quite bad.
Levi Lewis’s quarterback game is possible to be better. the Passport protection worked fine, but everything else was a disaster.
In defense, Louisiana has missed countless tackles and was terrible in reporting on the field. But they’ll show a pass frenzy to overcome Ohio’s horrible pass protection.
Both teams had a disastrous start to the season. Louisiana won their game against Nicholls state, but Ohio lost against Duquesne.
Louisiana’s pass rush should be very effective against Ohio and that should keep Rourke in check.
I will say that Ohio now has the better quarterback and running back in the game. The receivers and the offensive lines are unable to help these two.
With their superior coverage game, Ohio can stop Louisiana from passing. Louisiana has struggled to run the ball in the first two games. an average of only 94.5 points per game on the ground.
Ohio should be allowed to remain in this game. It should be possible to cover and the offense has the better quarterback. Ohio +20 for my college football picks
NCAAF selection: Ohio +20 (-110) at BetOnline (visit our BetOnline review)
* The selection reflects the line at the moment the author made the game, the odds at the beginning of this article show the live line movement. You can refer to our live odds as the lines can change.
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