Liberty Flames vs Syracuse Orange Prediction, 10/17/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Liberty Flames vs Syracuse Orange
Date: Saturday, October 17, 2020
Location: Carrier Dome
Odds/Point Spread: Liberty (+9)
Rex Culpepper and the Syracuse Orange (1-3) host the Liberty Flames (4-0) at Carrier Dome on Saturday, October 17, 2020. Syracuse opens this game as 9-point favorites. The total has been set at 56.5.
The last time they took the field, the Liberty Flames played the UL Monroe Warhawks and added a win to their record by a score of 40-7. Malik Willis went 11/29 with 177 yards through the air but wasn't able to throw a ball for a TD. He threw 1 pick on the day. Willis also led the team on the ground for the game. He broke a long run for 17 yards and he added 1 touchdown in this outing. He ran for a total of 87 yards by way of 13 carries which had him averaging 6.7 yards per run. DJ Stubbs was the receiving yardage leader with a total of 69 yards on 2 receptions. He averaged 34.5 yards per reception for the game.
Concerning scoring points, the Liberty Flames are sitting at 35.3 points per contest. As a unit they average 251.0 yards via the ground game which has them sitting 7th in Division 1. The Flames have tallied 1,414 total yards for the season. When it comes to getting in the endzone, Liberty has amassed 2 passing touchdowns and 8 touchdowns on the ground. When it comes to passing yardage, the Flames have given up 449 yards which has them sitting in 17th in the nation. For the season, they have relinquished 264.3 yards per game which ranks them 18th in college football. The Flames sit in 29th in D-1 concerning team defense, allowing 21.7 PPG. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 4.0 yards per rush and 114.7 rushing yards per contest on the year. In their 3 games played, they have given up 149.7 yards per outing via the pass in addition to giving up a completion percentage of 56.2%. For the year, they have given up 344 yards via the running game in 3 outings.
For his college career, Willis has thrown for 664 yards with 3 touchdowns and 1 interception. Since he has been in college, he has attempted a run 75 different times totaling 649 yards. His quarterback rating is 130.5 with a touchdown rate of 3.2% and an interception percentage of 1.1%. He is throwing for 44.3 yds per contest. Malik Willis has connected on 59 of his career 94 tosses for a completion percentage of 62.8%.
In the last game they played, the Syracuse Orange went up against the Duke Blue Devils and added a loss to their record by a score of 38-24. Tommy DeVito went 13/26 with 255 yards by way of passing and completed 2 TD's. He ended the game without an interception. Sean Tucker led the team in rushing in this game. He tore off a long run of 16 yards but he never crossed the endzone by way of the rush. He ran for 53 yards via 12 carries which had him averaging 4.4 yards per run. Taj Harris was the leader in receiving yardage with a tally of 138 yards on 6 catches. He notched an average of 23.0 yards per catch in this game.
Over the course of the season to this point, the Orange have compiled 706 yards through the air along with holding an average of 176.5 passing yards per outing, which has them ranked 66th in the country. The Syracuse Orange have an average of 254.0 yards per game which has them ranked 77th in D-1. They are averaging 77.5 yards per game on the ground and have run for 310 yards for the year. Regarding their scoring prowess, the Orange are sitting 71st in Division 1 with an average of 19.3 points per outing. The Orange are allowing 27.5 points per contest, ranking them 47th in Division 1. Overall, they have relinquished 110 points. Syracuse has yielded a total of 925 yards on the ground (231.3 yards per outing) in addition to 8 touchdowns via the rush so far this season. They have allowed 6 touchdowns through the air in addition to 244.5 yards/outing, which puts them in 49th in college football.
Culpepper has passed for 3 touchdowns while giving up 4 interceptions in his collegiate career. His touchdown rate on pass attempts is 3.2% and his interception percentage is 4.2%. He has scampered for 38 yds on 25 attempts. He is averaging 70.1 yards per game through the air with a 113.6 quarterback rating. In the 9 games in his career, Rex Culpepper has connected on 53 of 95 attempts for a total of 631 yards.
Who will win tonight's Flames/Orange college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Flames +9
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