Liberty Flames (9-1) at Coastal Carolina Chanticleers (9-0)
College Football: Saturday, December 5, 2020 at 2:33 pm (Brooks Stadium)
The Line: Coastal Carolina Chanticleers -6.5 -- Over/Under: 56.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
This game has been canceled.
The Liberty Flames and the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers meet in college football action from Brooks Stadium on Saturday.
The Liberty Flames will look to play spoiler after eliminating UMass in their last game by a final count of 45-0. Malik Willis has thrown for 2,040 yards, 20 touchdowns and 4 interceptions on 64% passing while also rushing for a team-high 807 yards and 10 touchdowns. Joshua Mack has 692 rushing yards with 4 touchdowns and Peytton Pickett has 505 rushing yards with 6 scores and Shedro Louis has 431 rushing yards with 3 TDs as well. DJ Stubbs leads Liberty’s receiving group with 33 grabs for 455 yards and 3 scores and Kevin Shea has 415 receiving yards and 4 touchdowns while Demario Douglas has 312 receiving yards and 3 TDs. Three additional receivers for Liberty each have 200+ receiving yards and Johnny Huntley has 167 receiving yards this season. On defense, Javon Scruggs leads Liberty with 61 total tackles including a team-high 32 solo tackles while Durrell Johnson has a team-high 8 sacks and Tre’Shaun Clark has 4.5 sacks. Anthony Butler also has 58 total tackles including 29 solo tackles and a pair of interceptions for the Flames this year.
The Coastal Carolina Chanticleers will look to keep the unbeaten run going after improving to 9-0 with a 49-14 win over Texas State in their last game. Grayson McCall has thrown for 1,747 yards, 20 touchdowns and an interception on 67.2% passing while CJ Marable has rushed for 592 rushing yards and 8 touchdowns. Reese White has 402 rushing yards with 5 scores and McCall has 365 rushing yards with 5 scores as well and Shermari Jones has 341 rushing yards and 3 TDs this season. Jaivon Heiligh has a team-high 41 catches for 682 yards and 8 touchdowns while Isaiah Likely has 423 receiving yards and 4 scores. Sam Denmark and Kameron Brown each have 200+ receiving yards and Greg Latushko and the aforementioned Marable each have 150+ receiving yards this season. On defense, Silas Kelly leads the Chanticleers with 67 total tackles including 33 solo tackles and 4.5 sacks while Enock Makonzo has a team-high 36 solo tackles. Tarron Jackson leads the Chants with 8.5 sacks while C.J. Brewer has 6.5 sacks, Jeffrey Gunter has 5.5 sacks and D’Jordan Sterling has 5 interceptions this season.
Liberty is 22-8 ATS in their last 30 road games and 11-5 ATS in their last 16 games against a team with a winning record while the under is 4-0 in their last 4 games against the Sun Belt. Coastal Carolina is 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 home games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games against a team with a winning record while the over is 4-0 in their last 4 non-conference games.
Getting a high-octane offense like Liberty with points is a really tempting proposition. However, this matchup would’ve had marquee on it with Liberty if they were still undefeated. There’s no knocking this matchup though and for me, I think that Coastal will want to carry as much momentum into the conference championship as possible while Liberty is just playing out the string and playing the waiting game to find out their future on a bowl game. I’ll lay the points with Coastal Carolina in this one.