Where: LaVell Edwards Stadium, Provo, UT
When: Saturday, November 9, 7:30 PM. ET.
The BYU Cougars will be going for their third consecutive win when they take on the Liberty Flames on Saturday night.
Flames Going For Seventh Win In Eight GamesThe Flames managed to bounce back from their loss to Rutgers with a win over UMass in their last game, giving them their sixth win in their last seven games. They will be trying to pick up their second win in a row and seventh win in their last eight games when they play the Cougars on Saturday.
Liberty has played well offensively, averaging 38 points per game. They are one of the top passing teams in the country and are putting up 300.1 passing yards per game. They will be able to move the ball through the air when they face the Cougars, but they will need to avoid making costly mistakes if they want to get the win.
The Flames are led by Stephen Calvert, who has thrown for 2,638 yards, 20 touchdowns, and three interceptions. He threw for 474 yards and three touchdowns in their last game and will need another big game to lead his team to a win over the Cougars.
Liberty’s defense has been solid for most of the season with the team holding opponents to 26.1 points per game. However, they have given up 36.3 points per game in their last three games and won’t be able to beat BYU if they do not play better on the defensive end.
Cougars Going For Fifth Win In Eight GamesThe Cougars have won two consecutive games after snapping their three-game losing streak and are now two wins away from becoming bowl eligible this season. They will be trying to pick up their third win in a row and fifth win in their last eight games when they face the Flames.
BYU hasn’t played well on the defensive end for most of the season, with the team holding opponents to 27.8 points per game. They played better in their last two games, giving up 19.5 points per game and will need to keep playing with the same intensity if they want to pick up another win on Saturday.
Offensively, the Cougars are averaging 25.8 points per game. They have done a good job throwing the ball and are averaging 278.8 passing yards per game.
Zach Wilson leads the team with 1,312 passing yards, five touchdowns, and four interceptions. He has missed the team’s last three games with an injury but is expected to be their starter on Saturday night.
The top supporting trends for this game, found on Covers.com, are: Liberty is:
- 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games following an ATS win.
- 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games following a straight-up win.
- 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games following a straight-up win of more than 20 points.
The top supporting trends for this game, found on Covers.com, are: BYU is:
- 4-0 ATS in their last 4 home games vs. a team with a winning road record.
- 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games following an ATS win.
- 6-2 ATS vs. a team with a winning record.