Georgia Southern Eagles vs. Liberty Flames - 12/21/19 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Liberty Flames at Georgia Southern Eagles
Saturday, December 21, 2019 at 2:30 PM (Orlando City Stadium)
GASO -, GASO -6
The Liberty Flames will travel to Orlando, Florida on Saturday, December 21st for a game against the Georgia Southern Eagles in the FBC Mortgage Cure Bowl. Liberty finished with a record of 7-5 on the season and are an independent team in the FBS. Eagles quarterback Stephen Calvert finished the regular season with a total of 3,393 passing yards and threw for 26 touchdown passes against just 5 interceptions. Frankie Hickson was the leading rusher on the year for Liberty as he ran 165 times for 921 yards and 12 touchdowns on the season. The leading receiver for Liberty during the regular season was Antonio Gandy-Golden who caught 74 passes for 1,333 yards and 9 touchdowns.
The Georgia Southern Eagles head to Orlando for their bowl game against the Liberty Flames after finishing the season with a record of 7-5 and a 2nd place finish in the Sun Belt Conference’s-East Division. Eagles quarterback Shai Werts threw for 704 yards and 9 touchdowns on the season without throwing an interception. Werts also ran 149 times for 676 yards on the year, scoring 5 touchdowns on the ground. J.D. King was the leading rusher for the Eagles, rushing a total of 175 times for 776 yards and 8 touchdowns on the year. Mark Michaud was the leading receiver this year for Georgia Southern as he caught a total of 14 passes for 218 yards and 4 touchdowns on the season.
Liberty scored an average of 33.7 points per game this season while allowing 29.1 points per game. The Flames gained an average of 442.5 yards per game this season while allowing 422.5 yards per game. Georgia Southern scored an average of 29.2 points per game on the year while allowing 28.6 points per game. The Eagles gained an average of 333.7 yards per game while allowing 377.3 yards per game. Although Liberty has an explosive offense, I am going to go with Georgia Southern in this one due to the fact that the Liberty defense wasn’t as good as Georgia Southern’s. The Eagles win this one 31-28 but the Flames cover the spread.