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    Demario Douglas will lead the Liberty Flames (2-1) into their game against the Akron Zips (1-2) at Williams Stadium on Saturday at 6:00 PM ET.

    The Zips are expected to lose by at least two TDs (currently +29.5) versus the Flames (with an over/under of 57.5 points).

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    Game Info and Betting Lines for Liberty vs. Akron

    • Game Day: Saturday, September 24, 2022
    • Game Time: 6:00 PM ET
    • TV Channel: ESPN+
    • Location: Lynchburg, Virginia
    • Stadium: Williams Stadium
    Flames vs Zips Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
    Flames -29.5 -111 -110 57.5 -112 -109 -11250 +2050

    Liberty Betting Insights

    • Akron is winless against the spread so far this year in three games with a set total.
    • Akron is 0-2 against the spread when an underdog by 29.5 points or more this season.
    • Out of Akron’s three games with a set total, one has hit the over (33.3%).

    Liberty Stats & Insights

    • Liberty is putting up 423.3 yards per game on offense this season (64th in the FBS), and are giving up 365.3 yards per game (71st) on defense.
    • Liberty ranks 82nd in scoring offense (28.7 points per game) and 74th in scoring defense (26.0 points allowed per game) this season.
    • From an offensive standpoint, Liberty ranks 91st in the FBS with 220.3 passing yards per game. Meanwhile, the defense ranks 39th in passing yards allowed per contest (192.7).
    • Liberty ranks 43rd in run offense (203.0 rushing yards per game) and 100th in run defense (172.7 rushing yards allowed per game) this season.
    • Liberty has been a bottom-25 offense on third down this season, ranking 17th-worst with a 31.2% third-down conversion rate. On defense, the Flames rank 46th in the FBS (32.5% third-down conversion rate allowed).
    • With 11 forced turnovers (first in the FBS) against eight turnovers committed (116th in the FBS), Liberty’s +3 turnover margin is the 22nd-best in college football.

    Liberty’s Best Players

    • Kaidon Salter has been a dual threat for Liberty so far this season. He has 606 passing yards, completing 55.6% of his passes and tossing four touchdown passes and three interceptions this season. He’s rushed for 221 yards (73.7 ypg) on 38 carries with two rushing touchdowns.
    • Dae Dae Hunter has carried the ball 38 times for 215 yards (71.7 per game) and two touchdowns.
    • Douglas’ 272 yards as a receiver pace the team. He’s been targeted 24 times and has totaled 15 catches and four touchdowns.
    • Noah Frith has caught five passes for 95 yards (31.7 yards per game) this year.
    • CJ Yarbrough has racked up six catches for 91 yards, an average of 30.3 yards per game..
    • Ahmad Walker, the team’s tackle and sacks leader, has collected 2.0 sacks, 4.0 TFL and eight tackles.
    • Mike Smith Jr. has picked off a team-leading one pass. He also has six tackles and one pass defended to his name.

    Akron Betting Insights

    • Akron has not covered the spread in a game yet this year in three games with a set total.
    • Akron is winless against the spread (0-2) when playing as at least 29.5-point underdogs.
    • Out of Akron’s three games with a set total, one has hit the over (33.3%).

    Akron Stats & Insights

    • Akron has struggled on both sides of the ball this season, ranking 14th-worst in total offense (290.3 total yards per game) and third-worst in total defense (536.0 total yards allowed per game).
    • Akron has lots of room to get better, as it ranks fifth-worst in points per game (12.0) this season and worst in points surrendered per game (46.0).
    • Akron has been struggling against the pass, ranking fifth-worst with 307.0 passing yards surrendered per game. It has been more effective on the other side of the ball, compiling 239.0 passing yards per contest (77th-ranked).
    • Akron has struggled on both offense and defense in terms of rushing this season, ranking third-worst in rushing yards (51.3 per game) and 10th-worst in rushing yards surrendered (229.0 per game).
    • Akron’s offense has been struggling on third down, ranking second-worst in the FBS with a 19.0% third-down conversion rate. It has been more productive defensively, giving up a 41.9% third-down rate (98th-ranked).
    • With three forced turnovers (92nd in the FBS) and five turnovers committed (74th in the FBS) this season, Akron ranks 100th in the FBS with a turnover margin of -2.

    Akron’s Best Players

    • DJ Iron has thrown for 637 yards (212.3 ypg) to lead Akron, completing 67.7% of his passes and collecting two touchdown passes this season. He is also a playmaker on the ground, racking up 46 yards (15.3 ypg) on 28 carries.
    • The team’s top rusher, Cam Wiley, has carried the ball 38 times for 119 yards (39.7 per game) with two touchdowns.
    • Shocky Jacques-Louis has hauled in 236 receiving yards on 20 catches to pace his team so far this season while scoring one touchdown as a receiver.
    • Daniel George has caught 10 passes and compiled 133 receiving yards (44.3 per game).
    • T.J. Banks’ 10 targets have resulted in six receptions for 66 yards.
    • Jaylen Kelly-Powell leads the team with 1.0 sack, and also has 1.0 TFL and seven tackles.
    • Akron’s tackle leader, Bubba Arslanian, has 22 tackles and 1.0 TFL this year.
    • Zach Morton has a team-high one interception to go along with three tackles, 0.5 sacks, and one pass defended.

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