Liberty Flames vs NC State Wolfpack Prediction, 11/21/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Liberty Flames vs NC State Wolfpack
Date: Saturday, November 21, 2020
Location: Carter-Finley Stadium
Odds/Point Spread: Liberty (+3)
Malik Willis and the Liberty Flames (8-0) are headed to Carter-Finley Stadium on Saturday where they'll meet the NC State Wolfpack (5-3). The odds on this contest have NC State as 3-point favorites. The over/under is set at 66.5.
In their last game, the Liberty Flames took the field against the Western Carolina Catamounts and notched a win by a score of 58-14. Malik Willis led the team in rushing in this contest. His longest run of the day went for 43 yards and he notched 2 TD's in this game. He rushed for a total of 97 yards on 8 carries which had him averaging 12.1 yards per run. Kevin Shaa was the receiving yardage leader with a tally of 137 yards on 2 receptions. He earned an average of 68.5 yards per catch in this contest. Malik Willis went 14/19 with 306 yards by way of passing and completed 3 TD's. He walked away with no picks.
The Flames have tallied 3,927 yards in total for this campaign. As a unit they are averaging 254.5 yards in the run game which ranks them 12th in the country. When it comes to notching touchdowns, Liberty has amassed 20 touchdowns through the air and 20 rushing touchdowns. In terms of putting points on the board, the Liberty Flames are sitting at 40.5 points per outing. When talking about passing yards, the Flames have allowed 1,402 yds which ranks them 81st in the nation. In total, they are granting 308.0 yards per contest which has them ranked 27th in D-1. The Flames are sitting in 43rd in the country regarding team defense, conceding 22.1 points per contest. They are allowing an average of 4.2 yards per rush on the ground and 132.8 rushing yards per game on the campaign. Over the course of their 8 games played, they have conceded 175.3 yards per contest through the air as well as giving up a completion percentage of 58.8%. For the season, they have conceded 1,062 yards on the ground through 8 games.
For his career, Willis has thrown for a total of 1,714 yards with 16 TD's and 1 interception. Over the course of his collegiate career, he has attempted running the ball 126 times for a total of 1,009 yards. He has a quarterback rating of 169.0 with a TD percentage of 8.2% and an interception percentage of 0.5%. He is throwing for 90.2 yards per game. Malik Willis has completed 133 of his attempted career 194 tosses for a completion percentage of 68.6%.
The last time they took the field, the NC State Wolfpack played the Florida State Seminoles and left there with a win by a score of 38-22. Bailey Hockman went 24/34 with 265 yards via the pass and tossed 3 touchdowns. He walked away with 1 interception on the day. Zonovan Knight paced the team in rushing for the game. He had a long run of 36 yards and he tallied 1 TD in this outing. He ran for a total of 94 yards by way of 17 carries which means he ran for an average of 5.5 yards per carry. Thayer Thomas led the team in receiving yardage by racking up 135 yards on 11 receptions. He had an average of 12.3 yards per reception for the game.
Regarding putting points on the board, the Wolfpack currently sit 35th in the country with an average of 33.5 PPG. For the season thus far, the Wolfpack have compiled 2,099 passing yards in addition to holding an average of 262.4 throwing yards per game, ranking them 40th in college football. They have an average of 135.1 run yards per game and have run for 1,081 yards overall. The NC State Wolfpack average 397.5 yards/game which is good for 66th in D-1. NC State has given up a total of 1,428 yards via the ground game (178.5 yards per contest) and 15 touchdowns rushing on the campaign. The Wolfpack are allowing 33.9 points per contest, ranking them 100th in the country. This season, they have surrendered 271 points in total. They have yielded 16 touchdowns from the passing game in addition to 278.0 yards/outing, which has them sitting 120th in college football.
During the 13 games in his career, Bailey Hockman has been successful on 138 of 229 tries for a total of 1,590 yds. He averages 122.3 yards per game through the air with a 122.8 QB rating. Hockman has thrown 9 TD's compared to 10 interceptions in his collegiate career. He has left the pocket and rushed for 7 yds on 47 tries. His TD percentage when attempting a pass is 3.9% and his interception percentage is 4.4%.
Who will win tonight's Flames/Wolfpack college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Flames +3
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