Skip to content

Predictions 101 — New Orleans Bowl

Houston E Carolina Football AP

East Carolina vs. Louisiana-Lafayette
Fri., Dec. 22 - Noon ET, ESPN
New Orleans – Louisiana Superdome

Louisiana-Lafayette (8-4) has a difficult act to follow. In last season’s New Orleans Bowl, the school’s first-ever bowl appearance, the Ragin’ Cajuns defeated San Diego State 32-30 on Brett Baer’s 50-yard field goal as time expired.

Whew!

OK, every bowl isn’t like that, Cajuns. The second time around might be more of a struggle. The Cajuns steadied the ship after a 1-3 midseason slump, including a heartbreaking 27-20 loss at Florida when the Gators won on a blocked punt return with two seconds remaining, and made sure last season’s bowl trip wasn’t a novelty.

East Carolina (8-4) mounted a rally of its own, winning five of its last six games, including an insane 65-59 double-overtime victory against Marshall, the most points the Pirates have scored in 31 years.

Let’s go with the hot hand, which belongs to slinging sophomore quarterback Shane Carden of East Carolina.

Opening point spread: Louisiana-Lafayette by 4 1/2

The pick: East Carolina 38, Louisiana-Lafayette 31

Click HERE to get predictions for the remaining bowl games.

Permalink 2 Comments Feed for comments Latest Stories in: East Carolina Pirates, Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns, Rumor Mill
2 Responses to “Predictions 101 — New Orleans Bowl”
  1. southernpatriots says: Dec 4, 2012 3:40 AM

    Many neighbors and friends will be at this game. I have suggested a shuttle for them because parking anywhere near can be problematic.

    Joey: the Cajuns may surprise you. I think they will be ready and have a little better defense. Home base for the Cajuns, so to speak in the Superdome will also make a difference. They will be used to the great Cajun cuisine and Momma’s cooking so I give them the edge with the Louisiana hot sauce.

    Cajuns 38-34.

  2. tigersgeaux says: Dec 5, 2012 8:14 AM

    Geaux Cajuns! Filet and fry ‘em!

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to leave a comment. Not a member? Register now!