Liberty vs Sam Houston State Prediction NCAAF Picks 10/5

Liberty vs Sam Houston State Prediction NCAAF Picks 10/5

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Liberty vs. Sam Houston State: College Football Preview

Get ready for a thrilling Conference USA matchup as the Liberty Flames host the Sam Houston State Bearkats at Williams Stadium. Liberty is entering this game undefeated, riding a wave of impressive victories this season.

 

Team Analysis

Liberty Flames

Offense

Liberty's offense has been a dominant force in college football. They rank tenth in the country in yards per game and are second nationally in rushing. Kaidon Salter (11 touchdowns, 1 interception) has been exceptional at quarterback, while a pair of running backs with over 240 yards each on the ground adds to their firepower.

Defense

On the defensive side, Liberty has been formidable. They have a strong defensive line that has generated pressure and a standout linebacker in Trevor Williams (48 tackles). While their pass defense remains solid, they are well-prepared to handle any challenge Sam Houston State may pose.

 

Sam Houston State Bearkats

Offense

Sam Houston State's offense has struggled this season. They rank low nationally in total yards, rushing, and passing. Quarterback Keegan Shoemaker (2 touchdowns, 4 interceptions) has faced consistency issues, and the running game led by John Gentry (3.0 yards per rush) has struggled to make an impact.

Defense

Defensively, the Bearkats have shown promise, led by linebacker Trevor Williams (48 tackles). However, their defensive line's inability to generate pressure, with only three sacks, could be a concern against Liberty's potent offense.

 

Prediction

In this matchup, Liberty is the heavy favorite with a -19.5 points spread. Our prediction is that Liberty will not only win but also cover the spread.

Liberty's strong track record in the conference, their dominant offense, and the challenges faced by Sam Houston State, including injuries and offensive struggles, make Liberty the superior team in all aspects. Expect Liberty to secure a convincing victory and cover the -19.5 points spread.

Conclusion

Thursday night's clash between Liberty and Sam Houston State promises to be an exciting encounter. Liberty's quest for a perfect season continues, while Sam Houston State looks to secure their first win in their new FBS journey.

With Liberty's explosive offense and a formidable defense, they have all the tools to dominate this matchup. Sam Houston State, on the other hand, faces challenges on both sides of the ball, making it an uphill battle.

As fans gear up for this Conference USA showdown, all eyes will be on Liberty as they aim to extend their winning streak and establish themselves as a force to be reckoned with in college football.

 

Pick: Liberty -19.5

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