Liberty Flames vs Syracuse Orange Prediction, 9/24/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Liberty Flames vs Syracuse Orange
Date: Friday, September 24, 2021
Location: Carrier Dome in Syracuse, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Orange (+6.5)
The Liberty Flames (3-0) are traveling to Carrier Dome on Friday where they will go up against the Syracuse Orange (2-1). Syracuse opens as 6.5-point underdogs. The over/under is set at 54.5.
The Liberty Flames come into this game with a record of 3-0 for this season. In their last matchup, the Flames played the Old Dominion Monarchs and walked away with a win by a score of 45-17. Malik Willis connected on 21/28 with 242 yards passing and 4 touchdowns. He had a QB rating of 194.7 and finished the game with no interceptions. Joshua Mack was the leader on the ground for the Flames with 13 totes for 47 yards (3.6 yards per attempt). In all, they had 70 plays which converted into 424 yds. The Liberty Flames ended up rushing 41 times and totaled 182 yds, earning them an average of 4.4 yards per attempt. When it came to the battle of the line of scrimmage, the Flames gave up 67 yds on 35 attempts, which calculates to 1.9 yds per run surrendered. Liberty allowed 15 pass completions on 27 attempts for a total of 134 yds, and a completion rate of 55.6%.
The Flames currently have 1,301 total yards over the course of this season. When it comes to distribution of touchdowns, Liberty has compiled 8 touchdowns through the air and 7 touchdowns on the ground. They have surrendered the ball 1 time. Liberty has recorded 72 first downs offensively, and they have been called for 25 penalties for 213 yards. As a team they hold an average of 195.3 yards on the ground which ranks them 37th in the nation. When it comes to getting in the endzone, the Liberty Flames are averaging 38.0 PPG.
In terms of yards via the pass, the Flames are giving up 528 yards which ranks them 43rd in D-1. They are conceding 176.0 yards per contest through the air and allowed a completion percentage of 57.1%. For the season, they are granting 234.0 yards per outing ranking them 19th in the nation. They are allowing an average of 2.0 yards per run and 58.0 rushing yards per contest on the season. For the season, they have conceded 174 rushing yards through 3 contests. The Flames sit in 24th in Division 1 when it comes to team defense, conceding 12.3 PPG.
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The Orange head into this game 2-1 this year. When they last stepped on the gridiron, the Orange got the win with a final of 62-24 when they faced the Albany Great Danes. Garrett Shrader (1 touchdown) finished the contest with 190 yds on 11/15 passing while his quarterback rating was 188.4. He tossed 1 pick and his Y/A was 12.7. Sean Tucker ran the football 13 times for 132 yards, finishing the contest with 10.2 yds per carry for Syracuse. Syracuse rushed the ball for 6.8 yds per carry, finishing with a total of 286 yards on 42 attempts. The Orange finished with a total of 623 yds and they ran 66 plays (9.4 yards per play). The Orange secondary allowed a completion percentage of 63.6%, surrendering 128 yards on 14 out of 22 through the air. Syracuse relinquished 32 rushing attempts for 7 yds (0.2 yds per rush).
The Syracuse Orange average 422.0 yards per game, which is good for 55th in D-1. The Syracuse offense has 257 yds of penalties on 28 violations, which has them sitting 11th in Division 1 in terms of giving up free yards. During this campaign to this point, the Orange have compiled 620 yards via the pass as well as holding an average of 206.7 passing yards per contest, giving them a rank of 90th in Division 1. In relation to their ability to score points, the Orange currently rank 54th in Division 1 holding an average of 32.7 points per contest.
The Orange are allowing 16.7 PPG, which puts them 42nd in D-1. Syracuse has surrendered a total of 191 yards on the ground (63.7 yards/game) as well as 2 touchdowns via the rush so far this year. Overall, they have given up 50 total points. They have given up 2 touchdowns via the pass as well as 161.7 yards per contest, which has them ranked 36th in the nation. The Orange defense has taken the field for 187 plays, ranking them 44th in D-1.
Who will win tonight's Flames/Orange college football game against the spread?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Orange +6.5
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