The Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns (5-4) host a Sun Belt showdown against the Southern Miss Golden Eagles (2-7) on Thursday, November 9, 2023 at Cajun Field.
Tune in to ESPNU to watch this contest live.
When is Louisiana vs. Southern Miss and when does it start?
This matchup between the Ragin’ Cajuns and Golden Eagles is scheduled on Thursday, November 9, 2023. Expect to see the kickoff at 7:30 PM ET.
Where to watch Louisiana vs. Southern Miss
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Louisiana vs. Southern Miss Game Preview
Louisiana Stats & Insights
The Ragin’ Cajuns squared off against the Arkansas State Red Wolves in their last outing, losing 37-17.
Louisiana is putting up 406.7 yards per game on offense this season (53rd in the FBS), and are giving up 388.3 yards per game (81st) on the defensive side of the ball.
The Ragin’ Cajuns are compiling 208.2 passing yards per game on offense, which ranks them 89th in the FBS. On defense, they rank 73rd, allowing 232.6 passing yards per contest.
On offense, Louisiana has been a top-25 unit in terms of rushing yards, ranking 20th-best in the FBS by averaging 198.4 per game. The Ragin’ Cajuns rank 82nd on defense (155.8 rushing yards allowed per game).
The Ragin’ Cajuns are compiling 31.1 points per game on offense (42nd in the FBS), and they rank 86th on defense with 28.0 points allowed per game.
Southern Miss Stats & Insights
The Ragin’ Cajuns enter the matchup after losing 37-17 to the Arkansas State Red Wolves in their last outing on November 4.
Southern Miss ranks 78th in total yards per game (370.1), but it has been less productive on the other side of the ball, ranking 18th-worst in the FBS with 428.0 total yards conceded per contest.
With 206.0 passing yards per game on offense, the Golden Eagles rank 92nd in the FBS. On defense, they rank 98th, allowing 242.3 passing yards per game.
Southern Miss’ defense has been bottom-25 in run defense this season, surrendering 185.7 rushing yards per game, which ranks 15th-worst in the FBS. Offensively, it ranks 59th with 164.1 rushing yards per contest.
The Golden Eagles have been struggling on defense, ranking seventh-worst with 35.8 points surrendered per game. They have been better on the other side of the ball, putting up 23.0 points per contest (96th-ranked).
Louisiana Key Players to Watch
Zeon Chriss leads Louisiana with 1,222 passing yards (152.8 ypg) on 102-of-153 passing with 11 touchdowns and five interceptions this season. He also has 492 rushing yards (61.5 ypg) on 73 carries while scoring six touchdowns on the ground.
The team’s top rusher, Jacob Kibodi, has carried the ball 93 times for 611 yards (67.9 per game), with six touchdowns this year.
Peter Leblanc’s 375 receiving yards (46.9 yards per game) lead the team. He has 23 receptions with four touchdowns.
Jacob Bernard has put up a 313-yard season so far (34.8 receiving yards per game) with one touchdown, hauling in 24 passes.
Robert Williams’ 24 catches have netted him 313 yards (39.1 ypg) and three touchdowns.
Southern Miss Key Players to Watch
Billy Wiles has 1,746 passing yards (194.0 ypg) to lead Southern Miss, completing 52.8% of his passes and collecting nine touchdown passes and six interceptions this season.
Frank Gore Jr.’s team-high 812 rushing yards (90.2 per game) have come on 163 carries, with seven touchdowns this year.
This season Rodrigues Clark has piled up 369 yards (52.7 per game) on 55 carries with two touchdowns.
Jakarius Caston’s team-high 460 receiving yards (57.5 yards per game) have come on 27 receptions with four touchdowns.
Latreal Jones has put together a 450-yard season so far (56.3 receiving yards per game) with three touchdowns, reeling in 31 passes.
Tiaquelin Mims’ 32 grabs this season have resulted in 369 yards (41.0 ypg) and one touchdown.