UL Lafayette at North Texas game time, TV schedule, spread and more

Derick E. Hingle-US PRESSWIRE - Presswire

The Ragin' Cajuns are slight favorites to beat the Mean Green in Sun Belt Conference play on Tuesday.

With only one loss for the season via Oklahoma State, the UL Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns are tied at the top of the Sun Belt Conference standings and can become the sole team in first place with a win over the North Texas Mean Green.

North Texas has a pair of wins in 2012, but two of its four losses came against Kansas State and LSU, each ranked in the top 10 of every major poll. However, a 14-7 loss to Troy and a bad, 44-21 loss to Houston in their most recent game has the Mean Green toward the bottom of the Sun Belt standings.

With a win, though, North Texas can put itself back in conference contention and keep its bowl hopes alive. To do so, it will need a strong performance by junior quarterback Derek Thompson.

Thompson has completed more than 50 percent of his passes in just three of six games for North Texas, but has shown glimpses of his capabilities, most notably with a 25-for-28 passing performance against Kansas State in which he tallied 208 yards through the air with a touchdown and no interceptions.

For a similar performance on Tuesday, Thompson will have to avoid throwing interceptions to Rodney Gillis and Jemarlous Moten of UL Lafayette. The pair has combined for five interceptions through five games.

Game time, TV channel: 9 p.m. ET Tuesday, ESPN2

Point spread: UL Lafayette favored by 4 points

Check the national college football scoreboard right here, and look through SB Nation's many excellent college football blogs to find your team's community.

Check out the SB Nation Channel on YouTube

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.