Zion Webb, Top Jacksonville State vs. Louisiana Players to Watch – R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl

Written By PlayPicks Staff on December 9, 2023

The R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl will see the Jacksonville State Gamecocks hitting the field against the Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns on Saturday, December 16, 2023. Kickoff is at 2:15 PM ET on ESPN.

Last time out, the Gamecocks fell short against the New Mexico State Aggies, 20-17. In their most recent outing, the Ragin’ Cajuns took on the UL Monroe Warhawks and picked up the win by a final score of 52-21.

In that last outing for the Gamecocks, Zion Webb completed 17 of 30 passing attempts (56.7%) and totaled 248 yards through the air while throwing two interceptions. Malik Jackson had eight rushing attempts and finished with 43 yards and one touchdown. Perry Carter ended the contest with seven catches for 134 yards.

For the Ragin’ Cajuns in their last game, Chandler Fields finished with 18 completions on 20 attempts (90.0%) for 246 yards, throwing two touchdowns, plus six rushing attempts for 38 yards and one rushing touchdown. Elijah Davis carried the ball 14 times for 109 yards and two touchdowns. Neal Johnson caught three passes for 67 yards with two touchdowns.

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Jacksonville State Players to Watch

  • Webb has thrown for 1,281 yards while completing 50% of his passes (97-of-194), with five touchdowns and six interceptions this year (116.5 yards per game). He’s also carried the ball 116 times for 638 yards and seven touchdowns, averaging 58 yards per game.
  • Jackson has churned out a team-best 860 rushing yards (78.2 per game) and seven touchdowns.
  • Carter has hauled in 34 receptions for 618 yards, best on his team, and three touchdowns. He averages 61.8 receiving yards per game.
  • Sean Brown’s stat line this year shows 18 catches for 292 yards and five touchdowns. He puts up 32.4 receiving yards per game.
  • Quinton Lane is averaging 26 yards per game, racking up 24 receptions for 260 yards and one touchdown.

Louisiana Players to Watch

  • Zeon Chriss has thrown for 1,222 yards while completing 66.7% of his passes (102-of-153), with 11 touchdowns and five interceptions this year (152.8 yards per game). He’s also carried the ball 73 times for 492 yards and six touchdowns, averaging 61.5 yards per game.
  • Jacob Kibodi has racked up a team-high 729 rushing yards (60.8 yards per game) and scored seven touchdowns.
  • Jacob Bernard has 37 catches, leading his team with 473 yards (39.4 ypg) while hauling in one touchdown this season.
  • Peter Leblanc has also chipped in with 29 catches for 449 yards and four touchdowns this year. He averages 40.8 receiving yards per game.
  • Johnson has caught 29 passes for 356 yards and five touchdowns, averaging 29.7 yards per game this year.

Jacksonville State Recent Stat Leaders

  • As part of the Gamecocks’ defense, Earl Woods III has posted in their last three games.
  • Laletia Hale has hit the gridiron for of the Gamecocks’ last three games, collecting .
  • With , Alen Karajic has been a key contributor to the Gamecocks’ defense in their last three games.
  • A big contributor to the Gamecocks’ defense, Jayson Jones has in their last three games.

Louisiana Recent Stat Leaders

  • As a tone-setter on defense in the Ragin’ Cajuns’ last three contests, Trent Murphy has collected in games.
  • On defense, Tyler Guidry has helped lead the way for the Ragin’ Cajuns in their last three games with four tackles and two sacks.
  • Keyon Martin has recorded seven tackles in the Ragin’ Cajuns’ last three games.
  • On defense, Jasper Williams has piled up eight tackles for the Ragin’ Cajuns in their last three games.

Jacksonville State vs. Louisiana Odds

Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
Jacksonville State -3 -110 -110 58 -110 -110

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Team Stat Comparison

Jacksonville State Louisiana
Off. Points per Game (Rank) 29.8 (54) 32.3 (38)
Def. Points per Game (Rank) 20.3 (24) 28.2 (85)
Turnovers Allowed (Rank) 11 (40) 14 (84)
Turnovers Forced (Rank) 20 (5) 11 (85)

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