Liberty Flames vs Coastal Carolina Chanticleers Prediction, 12/26/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Liberty Flames vs Coastal Carolina Chanticleers
Date: Saturday, December 26, 2020
Location: Brooks Stadium
Odds/Point Spread: Liberty (+5.5)
Grayson McCall and the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers (11-0) host the Liberty Flames (9-1) at Brooks Stadium on Saturday in the FBC Mortgage Cure Bowl. Coastal Carolina opens this contest as 5.5-point favorites. The O/U opens at 60.5.
In the last game they played, the Liberty Flames took the field against the UMass Minutemen and took home the victory by a score of 45-0. Peytton Pickett led the team in rushing for that game. He had a long run of 42 yards and he notched 1 touchdown in this outing. He scurried for 125 yards via 10 carries which gave him an average of 12.5 yards per carry. Demario Douglas led the team in receiving yardage with a total of 68 yards on 4 catches. He earned an average of 17.0 yards per catch for that game. Malik Willis went 16/24 with 223 yards by way of the pass and threw 3 TD's. He finished the game without throwing an interception.
In terms of putting points on the board, the Liberty Flames have an average of 38.3 points per contest. As a team they maintain an average of 252.1 yards on the ground giving them a rank of 8th in college football. The Flames have attained 4,835 yards in total this year. With reference to scoring touchdowns, Liberty has totaled 25 touchdowns through the air and 23 rushing touchdowns. The Flames are ranked 29th in D-1 regarding their opponents scoring, allowing 19.2 PPG. They are allowing an average of 4.0 yards per rushing attempt and 128.4 yards on the ground per game this season. Over the course of this season, they have given up 1,284 yards on the ground through 10 games. In terms of passing yards, the Flames have allowed 1,728 yds which puts them in 67th in the nation. During their 10 games played, they are allowing 172.8 yards per game through the air in addition to allowing a completion percentage of 56.6%. During this campaign, they have surrendered 301.2 yards/game which puts them 19th in the country.
Malik Willis has completed 162 of his career 250 passes for a completion percentage of 64.8%. He is passing for 100.4 yards per outing. For his collegiate career, Willis has thrown for 2,109 yards with 21 touchdowns and 4 picks. He has a QB rating of 160.2 with a TD rate of 8.4% and an interception percentage of 1.6%. Since he has been in college, he has attempted running the football 148 times totaling 1,116 yards.
In their last outing, the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers played the Troy Trojans and notched a win by a score of 42-38. Grayson McCall went 24/29 with 338 yards via the pass and threw 3 touchdowns. He gave away 1 pick for the contest. CJ Marable led the team on the ground in this contest. He broke a long run for 59 yards and he ran for 2 TD's in this game. He ran for a total of 120 yards via 20 carries which meant he averaged 6.0 yards per run. Jaivon Heiligh was the receiving yardage leader with a tally of 138 yards on 11 receptions. He averaged 12.5 yards per catch in this contest.
When discussing putting points on the board, the Chanticleers are 18th in the country holding an average of 37.5 points per game. For the year so far, the Chanticleers have compiled 2,460 passing yards along with an average of 223.6 throwing yards per game, which has them ranked 70th in the nation. They have an average of 223.2 rushing yards per game and have rushed for 2,455 yards in total. The Coastal Carolina Chanticleers hold an average of 446.8 yards per game which is good for 26th in the nation. The Chanticleers are giving up 18.7 PPG, which has them 27th in the country. Over the course of the season, they have conceded 206 points in total. Coastal Carolina has allowed a total of 1,521 yards rushing (138.3 yards per outing) and 13 touchdowns via the rush for the season. They have allowed the opposition 11 touchdowns via the pass as well as 202.5 yards per contest, which has them ranked 43rd in college football.
McCall has thrown 24 touchdowns while giving up 2 picks in his career. His TD rate on pass attempts is 10.8% and his interception percentage is 0.9%. He has run for 484 yds on 98 attempts. He averages 182.9 yds per contest through the air with a 186.7 quarterback rating. During the 12 contests in his career, Grayson McCall has completed 155 of 222 attempts for a total of 2,195 yds.
Who will win tonight's Flames/Chanticleers college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Flames +5.5
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