Liberty Flames vs Virginia Tech Hokies Prediction, 11/7/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Liberty Flames vs Virginia Tech Hokies
Date: Saturday, November 7, 2020
Location: Lane Stadium
TV: ACC Network
Odds/Point Spread: Liberty (+16)
Malik Willis and the Liberty Flames (6-0) travel to Lane Stadium on Saturday where they'll meet the Virginia Tech Hokies (4-2). Liberty opens this contest as 16-point dogs. The O/U opens at 66.
In the last game they played, the Liberty Flames faced the Southern Miss Golden Eagles and notched a win by a score of 56-35. Malik Willis went 24/31 with 345 yards by way of passing and threw 6 touchdowns. He ended the game with no interceptions. Malik Willis paced the team in rushing in this outing. He tore off a long run of 38 yards and he tallied 1 touchdown for this game. He racked up a total of 97 yards by way of 12 carries which means he ran for an average of 8.1 yards per tote. Demario Douglas was the receiving yardage leader by earning 115 yards on 6 receptions. He notched an average of 19.2 yards per reception in this outing.
When it comes to putting the ball in the endzone, the Liberty Flames are sitting at 38.0 points per contest. As a team they hold an average of 255.5 yards rushing which ranks them 6th in Division 1. The Flames have racked up 2,828 yards in total this season. In terms of distribution of touchdowns, Liberty has earned 13 passing touchdowns and 14 rushing touchdowns. The Flames are ranked 33rd in Division 1 when it comes to the opposition scoring, conceding 21.3 PPG. Opposing teams are running for an average of 4.0 yards per rush and 119.8 rushing yards per contest this year. In total, they have allowed 719 yards via the ground game in 6 games. In terms of passing yardage, the Flames have given up 1,045 yds which puts them in 54th in the country. Over the course of their 6 games played this season, they are conceding 174.2 yards per contest through the air and giving up a completion percentage of 56.2%. For the season, they are granting 294.0 yards per contest which ranks them 23rd in Division 1.
Malik Willis has completed 99 of his attempted career 145 passes for a completion percentage of 68.3%. He is throwing for 70.1 yards per game. For his career, Willis has thrown for 1,191 yards with 10 touchdowns and 1 interception. He has a quarterback rating of 158.7 with a TD percentage of 6.9% and an interception percentage of 0.7%. Over the course of his time in college, he has left the pocket to run 99 different times totaling 804 yards.
In their last game, the Virginia Tech Hokies went up against the Louisville Cardinals and notched a win by a score of 42-35. Hendon Hooker went 10/10 with 183 yards through the air but wasn't able to get any balls in the endzone via the pass. He finished the game without throwing an interception. Khalil Herbert paced the team in rushing in this contest. His longest run of the day went for 28 yards and he tallied 1 touchdown in this outing. He scurried for 147 yards via 21 carries which meant he was running for 7.0 yards per run. Tre Turner led the team in receiving yardage with a total of 71 yards on 4 receptions. He earned an average of 17.8 yards per catch in this contest.
During this campaign thus far, the Hokies have a total of 1,096 yards via the pass as well as an average of 182.7 passing yards per outing, which ranks 83rd in the nation. The Virginia Tech Hokies average 472.8 yards per contest which is good for 16th in the country. They are averaging 290.2 yards per game via the ground game and have rushed for 1,741 yards for this season. When it comes to the points being put on the board, the Hokies rank 18th in Division 1 holding an average of 37.7 points per contest. The Hokies are giving up 30.5 points per contest, ranking them 74th in the country. Overall, they have allowed 183 points. Virginia Tech has given up a total of 1,171 rushing yards (195.2 yards per outing) and 13 touchdowns on the ground for the year. They have allowed the opposition 10 touchdowns through the air as well as 263.3 yards per outing, which has them in 87th in D-1.
Hooker has thrown 17 touchdowns while tossing 5 picks in his career. His TD rate when attempting a pass is 7.3% and his interception percentage is 2.1%. He has taken off and run for 772 yds on 189 attempts. He averages 129.9 yds per game through the air with a 161.2 QB rating. In the 17 games in his college career, Hendon Hooker has completed 144 of 233 tries for a total of 2,208 yds.
Who will win tonight's Flames/Hokies college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Flames +16
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