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Line: Louisiana-Lafayette, -27
It can't be easy for the Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns to make a name for themselves, especially when their rivals from Monroe are gallivanting around the South beating teams like Arkansas and taking Auburn to overtime.
Still, the Cajuns are following up their program's first-ever bowl season as an FBS program in 2011 with a great start to 2012. The Cajuns are 3-1 to start the season—a feat Lafayette has matched or beaten just five times since becoming an FBS program in 1978.
But Louisiana-Lafayette isn't that good, is it?
Sorry, Cajun fans. No. The whopping 27-point spread has a lot more to do with inept Tulane than anything else.
The Green Wave rank dead last amongst the 124 FBS programs in total offense, averaging just 187.3 yards per game.
Believe it or not, in four games already in 2012, Tulane has 20 rushing yards. Total. Combined. All together. As in five yards per game.
Not surprisingly, Tulane also ranks 124th in scoring offense, with an average of just 8.0 points per game—the only FBS team that's in the single digits.
To go along with that fatally anemic offense, Tulane also sports one of the worst defenses in the nation, ranked 114th in total defense giving up 490.8 yards per game. And, yes, the scoring defense is similarly pitiful (42.8 points per game, 122nd in the FBS).
Given those laughable numbers from the Green Wave, a 27-point spread might be charitable.
It's also why Louisiana-Lafayette is our unlikely winner of the Golden Cupcake award for tastiest cupcake college football game of Week 6.
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