Jacksonville State vs. Liberty - 9/24/16 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Liberty (1-2) vs. Jacksonville State (2-1)
College Football: Saturday, September 24, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Williams Stadium)
The Line: Liberty +9.5 -- Over/Under: 56 See the Latest Odds
The Jacksonville State Gamecocks and Liberty Flames play Saturday at Williams Stadium on ESPN3.
The Jacksonville State Gamecocks look for their first road win to improve to 3-1 on the season. Eli Jenkins is completing 53.4 percent of his passes for 726 yards, three touchdowns and one interception. Jenkins has to be more efficient through the air in this contest. Krenwick Sanders and Anthony Johnson have combined for 244 receiving yards and one touchdown while Roc Thomas has seven receptions. The Jacksonville State Gamecocks ground game is averaging 226 yards per contest, and Jenkins leads the way with 294 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Jacksonville State is allowing 24 points and 313.7 yards per game. Marlon Bridges leads the Gamecocks with 24 tackles, Darius Jackson has three sacks and Reggie Hall has one interception.
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The Liberty Flames could use a nice home victory in order to get back to a .500 record. Stephon Masha is completing 51.7 percent of his passes for 315 yards, three touchdowns and six interceptions. Masha must do a better job of taking care of the football here. B.J. Farrow and Dante Shells have combined for 220 receiving yards and four touchdowns while Zac Parker has five receptions. The Liberty Flames ground game is averaging 168.7 yards per contest, and Carrington Mosley leads the way with 193 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Liberty is allowing 24 points and 417.3 yards per game. Juwan Wells leads the Flames with 29 tackles, JaRon Greene has 0.5 sacks and Nick Newman has one interception.
Jacksonville State is one of the top FCS teams in the country and proved to be a serious threat after hanging with LSU for three quarters. Liberty has had issues taking care of the football and has allowed opposing teams to move the football with ease. The Gamecocks should have little trouble playing their game and leaving with a double-digit victory.
Jacksonville State rolls here.