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Louisiana-Lafayette vs. Louisiana-Monroe 11/28/2020 College Football Picks, Prediction, and Preview

The Louisiana-Lafayette visits Louisiana-Monroe on 11/28/2020 at 3:00PM.

Louisiana-Lafayette and Louisiana-Monroe face off in an important game for both teams as every game in this shortened season with limited or no fans in attendance means more. Louisiana-Lafayette has a record of 7-1 this season. Louisiana-Monroe is 0-8 this season. Both have players to meet and know.

Louisiana-Lafayette Team Defense Preview

Louisiana-Lafayette has had 95 defensive drives in non-garbage time minutes and they yield 5.94 plays per drive. Louisiana-Lafayette lets opponents run a lot of plays per drive and in the Fourth Quarter, this team could be gassed. Louisiana-Lafayette has a generally average defense. Nothing too special about it, but they are capable of rising up when needed. Passing plays make up 43.97% of their opponents’ play calls.Their opponents favor running the ball as opposed airing it out.

This is a pushover defense. There is not enough push from the Defensive Line and not enough imagination from the Defensive Coordinator to cause chaos in the backfield.How effective are opposing offensive lines given what we know about their ability to force negative yardage rushing plays? Louisiana-Lafayette can take credit for holding the offensive line of their opponent to 3.28 yards per carry. Sorry to say this about this front seven, but the best way to make an average offensive line look good is for them to face this horrid front seven. This is also a team that is allowing running backs and quarterbacks to get to the second-level in an average fashion. The breakout rushing plays are simply not happening, it is a massive reach to expect this team to give up big rushing plays.

This is not a disruptive Defense and they get pushed over way too easily. Perhaps they are too vanilla with playcalling. This front seven is simply unable to make an impact, something must change or else the problems will repeat. Louisiana-Lafayette has shown themselves to be better at stopping the pass than the run this season.

Louisiana-Lafayette Team Offense Preview

Louisiana-Lafayette has had 93 total drives this season and they generate 5.43 plays per drive. There is not much to take away here when it comes to how many plays per drive they run, but they are a team that falls in the average window when it comes to plays per drive. Louisiana-Lafayette has shown a capability to be explosive on first and second down to avoid third downs and has converted well (relatively) on 3rd and 4th Down situations. Louisiana-Lafayette passes the football 44.75% of the time.They favor running the ball as opposed airing it out.

Move the pile forward, falling forward, making progress, ensuring north-south running, smart Quarterback reads, well-adjusted alignments to ensure leverage, and an offensive line that is getting a great push forward are cornerstones of this offense. How effective is the offensive line given what we know about their ability to prevent negative yards on rushing plays? More than you think, thanks to the Adjusted Line Yards metric. Louisiana-Lafayette can take credit for 3.21 yards per carry. This offensive line may be underappreciated, even though the running backs get the attention. The Louisiana-Lafayette coaching staff really deserves credit for how they prepared this offensive line, but they could be a little bit better! This is a team that is rather above-average when it comes to gashing defenses. The threat of the run should force opposing to play more honest and assignment defensive football is a must. They are capable of busting out a long run, which is really good when the team has the ball in their own territory.

Defenses have had trouble making big, disruptive plays against Louisiana-Lafayette this season. Louisiana-Lafayette is among the best in the country at keeping defensive front sevens at bay. Opposing defenses need their secondary players to step up and cause trouble in order for this Offense to be disrupted. Louisiana-Lafayette has shown themselves to be a better running team than passing team this season.

Louisiana-Monroe Team Defense Preview

Louisiana-Monroe has had 78 defensive drives in non-garbage time minutes and they yield 6.01 plays per drive. The struggle is real. Louisiana-Monroe cannot find a way to get opposing offenses off the field. Three and outs are not common and if the team needs a three-and-out late in a game to get the ball back, it is just not happening.Offensives should lick their lips given their inability to stop anyone, this is one of the worst defenses in the country. The Defensive Coordinator coaching search threads on Louisiana-Monroe message boards are flights of fantasy. Louisiana-Monroe opponents pass the football 32.62% of the time.Their opponents favor running the ball as opposed airing it out.

This is a pushover defense. There is not enough push from the Defensive Line and not enough imagination from the Defensive Coordinator to cause chaos in the backfield.How effective are opposing offensive lines given what we know about their ability to force negative yardage rushing plays? Louisiana-Monroe can take credit for holding the offensive line of their opponent to 3.27 yards per carry. Sorry to say this about this front seven, but the best way to make an average offensive line look good is for them to face this horrid front seven. This is a team that is getting gashed too much for the tastes of their base. Linebackers are not stopping the bleeding well enough. They are capable of giving up a long run, which is really demoralizing when the opposing team has the ball deep in their own territory.

This is not a disruptive Defense and they get pushed over way too easily. Perhaps they are too vanilla with playcalling. This front seven is simply unable to make an impact, something must change or else the problems will repeat. Louisiana-Monroe has shown themselves to be better at stopping the pass than the run this season.

Louisiana-Monroe Team Offense Preview

Louisiana-Monroe has had 84 total drives this season and they generate 4.9 plays per drive. Relatively speaking, Louisiana-Monroe is not a team that runs many plays per drive. The offense is either prone to faltering and struggles to notch first downs or extremely explosive, we will need to find out a bit more to get answers. Struggles to get ahead of the chains and convert on third and fourth down are common, the offense can stagnate. Louisiana-Monroe passes the football 66.26% of the time.This is an Air Raid Offense team, they are going to pass the ball a lot and running plays are only used to keep opponents honest.

Louisiana-Monroe struggles with running the ball, getting zero or negative yard plays is disspiriting and the offensive line is not effectively making a good push. Poor playcalling, pre-snap adjustments or post-snap reads may be responsible and this could fall on the Quarterback, Offensive Coordinator, and Head Coach. How effective is the offensive line given what we know about their ability to prevent negative yards on rushing plays? More than you think, thanks to the Adjusted Line Yards metric. Louisiana-Monroe can take credit for 2.09 yards per carry. So what does this mean? It means that the offensive line has been incredibly disappointing in their contribution to the ground game. When it comes to getting to that second level where linebackers have not crashed down on the line of scrimmage, they are getting stopped with ease. They feature a relatively average explosiveness in the running game, maybe there will be a breakout rushing play, but it is not something to count on from them.

Defenses have been able to impose their will on the Louisiana-Monroe Offense this season. Front sevens are causing an average amount of trouble for the Offense. Louisiana-Monroe is a better passing team than running team this season.

The Louisiana-Lafayette Roster

The Players to Watch for Louisiana-Lafayette

Levi Lewis QB 5-10 184

This season, Levi Lewis has put up 1876 yards and 13 touchdowns. He has thrown 7 interceptions. He has a QB Rating of 143.6thus far this season. Levi Lewis has thrown 7 interceptions this season.As a rusher, Levi Lewis has 178.0 rushing yards, which puts him in the 87.54 percentile among Quarterbacks. He ran the ball as opposed to throwing the ball 32.0 times this season, which puts him in the 73.77 percentile. Has he hit paydirt as a runner? He has 3.0 rushing touchdowns this season.

Elijah Mitchell RB 5-11 218

This season, Elijah Mitchell has 563 rushing yards on 102 carries. Was he able to get to the end zone on the ground? He has 6 rushing touchdowns.As a receiver in the backfield, Elijah Mitchell picked up 93 yards. He caught the ball as opposed to taking handoffs or catching laterals 11 times this season. Did he score often as a receiver? He had 0 receiving touchdowns this season.

Peter LeBlanc WR 6-2 190

This season, Peter LeBlanc picked up 334 yards. He caught the ball 23 times this season. Did he score often as a receiver? He had 1 receiving touchdowns this season.

Zi’Yon Hill DL 6-1 283

The leading tackler among Defensive Tackles for Louisiana-Lafayette, Zi’Yon Hill has 31 tackles this season. He was able to keep rushers back and penetrate the offensive line with 2 tackles for loss, which puts him in the 68.37 percentile among Defensive Tackles. When it came to rushing the Quarterback, he has been able to take them down 1 times this season, which put him in the 70.17 percentile among all Defensive Tackles in College Football. He has forced 0 fumbles this season.

Bralen Trahan S 6-0 191.0

He is the leading tackler among non-exclusive Defensive Backs (meaning he can play either Safety Position, Nickel Back, Star or even play as a Cornerback in coverage) for Louisiana-Lafayette, Bralen Trahan had 38 tackles which puts him in the 92.2 percentile among returning non-exclusive Defensive Backs. He was able to keep rushers and receivers back on screens with 2 tackles for loss last season, which puts him in the 88.98 percentile among Secondary position players. When it came to blitzing the Quarterback, last season he was able to take them down 0 times last season. Bralen Trahan as a ball hawker was able to pick off 3 passes last season, which puts him in the 98.79 percentile among returning secondary position players last season.

Eric Garror CB 5-9 180

Considered the leading tackler among non-exclusive Defensive Backs (meaning he can play either Safety Position, Nickel Back, Star or even play as a Cornerback in coverage) for Louisiana-Lafayette, Eric Garror had 21 tackles which puts him in the 82.87 percentile among returning non-exclusive Defensive Backs. He was able to keep rushers and receivers back on screens with 0 tackles for loss last season, which puts him in the 35.17 percentile among Secondary position players. When it came to blitzing the Quarterback, last season he was able to take them down 0 times last season. Eric Garror as a ball hawker was able to pick off 3 passes last season, which puts him in the 98.32 percentile among returning secondary position players last season.

The Louisiana-Monroe Roster

The Players to Watch for Louisiana-Monroe

Colby Suits QB 6-3 240

This season, Colby Suits has put up 1537 yards and 8 touchdowns. He has thrown 7 interceptions. He has a QB Rating of 117.9thus far this season. Colby Suits has thrown 7 interceptions this season.As a rusher, Colby Suits has 57.0 rushing yards, which puts him in the 67.05 percentile among Quarterbacks. He ran the ball as opposed to throwing the ball 35.0 times this season, which puts him in the 76.89 percentile. Has he hit paydirt as a runner? He has 0.0 rushing touchdowns this season.

Josh Johnson RB 5-9 208

This season, Josh Johnson has 270 rushing yards on 77 carries. Was he able to get to the end zone on the ground? He has 3 rushing touchdowns.As a receiver in the backfield, Josh Johnson picked up 67 yards. He caught the ball as opposed to taking handoffs or catching laterals 17 times this season. Did he score often as a receiver? He had 1 receiving touchdowns this season.

Jevin Frett WR 6-4 202

This season, Jevin Frett picked up 270 yards. He caught the ball 17 times this season. Did he score often as a receiver? He had 1 receiving touchdowns this season.

Quincy Ledet Jr. DT 6-2 286

The leading tackler among Defensive Tackles for Louisiana-Monroe, Quincy Ledet Jr. has 10 tackles this season. He was able to keep rushers back and penetrate the offensive line with 0 tackles for loss, which puts him in the 25.82 percentile among Defensive Tackles. When it came to rushing the Quarterback, he has been able to take them down 0 times this season, which put him in the 34.51 percentile among all Defensive Tackles in College Football. He has forced 0 fumbles this season.

Ty Shelby DE 6-4 252

The leading tackler among Defensive Tackles for Louisiana-Monroe, Ty Shelby has 32 tackles this season. He was able to keep rushers back and penetrate the offensive line with 6 tackles for loss, which puts him in the 93.29 percentile among Defensive Tackles. When it came to rushing the Quarterback, he has been able to take them down 2 times this season, which put him in the 83.9 percentile among all Defensive Tackles in College Football. He has forced 0 fumbles this season.

Austin Hawley S 6-0 197.0

He is the leading tackler among non-exclusive Defensive Backs (meaning he can play either Safety Position, Nickel Back, Star or even play as a Cornerback in coverage) for Louisiana-Monroe, Austin Hawley had 54 tackles which puts him in the 98.03 percentile among returning non-exclusive Defensive Backs. He was able to keep rushers and receivers back on screens with 4 tackles for loss last season, which puts him in the 97.67 percentile among Secondary position players. When it came to blitzing the Quarterback, last season he was able to take them down 1 times last season. Austin Hawley as a ball hawker was able to pick off 1 passes last season, which puts him in the 85.62 percentile among returning secondary position players last season.

Josh Newton CB 5-10 192

Considered the leading tackler among non-exclusive Defensive Backs (meaning he can play either Safety Position, Nickel Back, Star or even play as a Cornerback in coverage) for Louisiana-Monroe, Josh Newton had 13 tackles which puts him in the 66.21 percentile among returning non-exclusive Defensive Backs. He was able to keep rushers and receivers back on screens with 0 tackles for loss last season, which puts him in the 35.17 percentile among Secondary position players. When it came to blitzing the Quarterback, last season he was able to take them down 0 times last season. Josh Newton as a ball hawker was able to pick off 1 passes last season, which puts him in the 83.79 percentile among returning secondary position players last season.

Louisiana-Lafayette vs. Louisiana-Monroe Prediction, Picks, and Odds


Prediction: Louisiana-Lafayette 45 Louisiana-Monroe 19

Spread Pick: Louisiana-Monroe +28.5 -109 Pinnacle Sports
Moneyline Pick: Louisiana-Lafayette -2194 SportsInteraction
Total Pick: Over 54.5 -106 Pinnacle Sports