The Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns (4-2) meet a fellow Sun Belt foe when they host the Georgia State Panthers (5-1) on Saturday, October 21, 2023 at Cajun Field.
The matchup is on ESPNU, if you’re searching for how to watch.
When is Louisiana vs. Georgia State and when does it start?
This game between the Ragin’ Cajuns and Panthers will take place on Saturday, October 21, 2023. Be ready to see the kickoff at 8:00 PM ET.
Where to watch Louisiana vs. Georgia State
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What channel is the game on?
You can catch this game live on ESPNU.
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Louisiana vs. Georgia State Game Preview
Louisiana Stats & Insights
The Ragin’ Cajuns squared off against the Texas State Bobcats in their last outing, winning 34-30.
Louisiana ranks 61st in total defense this year (370.8 yards allowed per game), but has been thriving on the other side of the ball, ranking 24th-best in the FBS with 449.2 total yards per game.
On offense, the Ragin’ Cajuns rank 78th in the FBS with 223.7 passing yards per game. Meanwhile, they rank 54th in passing yards allowed per contest (217.3).
Louisiana ranks 86th in run defense this season (153.5 rushing yards allowed per game), but has been shining on the other side of the ball, ranking sixth-best in the FBS with 225.5 rushing yards per game.
The Ragin’ Cajuns rank 95th in scoring defense this season (29.2 points allowed per game), but they’ve been playing really well on the other side of the ball, ranking 25th-best in the FBS with 35.5 points per game.
Georgia State Stats & Insights
The Ragin’ Cajuns faced the Texas State Bobcats in their most recent outing, winning 34-30.
From an offensive perspective, Georgia State is generating 421.8 total yards per game (49th-ranked). It ranks 106th in the FBS on defense (412.2 total yards surrendered per game).
The Panthers have been struggling in pass defense, ranking seventh-worst with 300.7 passing yards given up per game. They have been better on offense, generating 236.8 passing yards per contest (64th-ranked).
In terms of rushing, Georgia State ranks 36th in the FBS on offense (185.0 rushing yards per game) and 27th on defense (111.5 rushing yards allowed per game).
The Panthers rank 41st in the FBS with 32.7 points per game on offense, and they rank 59th with 23.8 points given up per contest on the defensive side of the ball.
Louisiana Key Players to Watch
Zeon Chriss has been a dual threat to lead Louisiana in both passing and rushing. He has 800 passing yards (160.0 ypg), completing 69.2% of his passes and collecting seven touchdown passes and four interceptions this season. He’s rushed for 327 yards (65.4 ypg) on 40 carries with five rushing touchdowns.
The team’s top rusher, Jacob Kibodi, has carried the ball 51 times for 439 yards (73.2 per game), with four touchdowns this year.
Robert Williams’ 267 receiving yards (53.4 yards per game) lead the team. He has 20 receptions with three touchdowns.
Jacob Bernard has put up a 211-yard season so far (35.2 receiving yards per game), hauling in 16 passes.
Peter Leblanc has hauled in 15 grabs for 209 yards (34.8 ypg) and three touchdowns this season.
Georgia State Key Players to Watch
Darren Grainger has thrown for 1,421 yards (236.8 ypg) to lead Georgia State, completing 68.5% of his passes and tossing eight touchdown passes and two interceptions this season. He’s also run for 350 yards (58.3 ypg) on 70 carries with five rushing touchdowns.
Marcus Carroll’s team-high 742 rushing yards (123.7 per game) have come on 143 carries, with 10 touchdowns this year. He’s also added 11 catches for 91 yards (15.2 per game).
Robert Lewis’ 536 receiving yards (89.3 yards per game) pace all receivers on the team. He’s registered 30 receptions and five touchdowns.
Tailique Williams has put up a 397-yard season so far (66.2 receiving yards per game) with three touchdowns, reeling in 21 passes.
Jacari Carter’s 21 grabs have yielded 155 yards (25.8 ypg).