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New Orleans Bowl: Southern Miss Battles Louisiana-Lafayette

2016 New Orleans Bowl

Evenly Matched Teams in New Orleans Bowl

The R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl features the Southern Miss Golden Eagles and the Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns. Both teams are barely bowl eligible, but they battle at Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Saturday Night.

Oddsmakers currently have the Golden Eagles listed as 6-point favorites in the New Orleans Bowl. The game’s total is sitting at 58.

Southern Miss won its last outing, a 39-24 result against Bulldogs on November 25. Southern Miss covered in that game as a +15-point underdog. The 63 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Southern Miss  finished 4-4 in Conference USA this season. Golden Eagles finally have quarterback Nick Mullens back at full strength. The talented gunslinger dislocated a bone in his right thumb in a 55-32 loss at Texas-San Antonio on Oct. 8. Then suffered a concussion later in the season.

Louisiana-Lafayette had an inconsistent offense this year. It was led by LSU transfer quarterback Anthony Jennings. They won four of their last six games and its last three Sun Belt Conference games to finish 5-3 in league play.

New Orleans Bowl Stats and Matchups

Southern Miss:
Team record: 6-6 SU,3-9 ATS
Southern Miss is 1-7 ATS in its last 8 games
Southern Miss is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
Golden Eagles are 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Louisiana-Lafayette

Team record: 6-6 SU,8-4 ATS
Louisiana-Lafayette is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
Louisiana-Lafayette is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Louisiana-Lafayette’s last 7 games

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