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At 3:30 PM ET on Saturday, the UMass Minutemen (1-4) are at home against the Liberty Flames (4-1).
The Flames are very big favorites (currently -24.5) in their game versus the Minutemen, with the over/under being 50 points. (In terms of the moneyline, the Flames are -6583 and the Minutemen are +1460.)
Game Info and Betting Lines for Liberty vs. UMass
- Game Day: Saturday, October 8, 2022
- Game Time: 3:30 PM ET
- TV Channel: ESPN+
- Location: Amherst, Massachusetts
- Stadium: Warren McGuirk Alumni Stadium
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Liberty Betting Insights
- UMass is 2-3-0 against the spread this year.
- UMass is 0-2 against the spread when an underdog by 24.5 points or more this season.
- UMass has hit the over in one of five games with a set total (20%).
Liberty Stats & Insights
- Liberty is putting up 411.4 yards per game offensively this season (67th in the FBS), and are surrendering 366.4 yards per game (62nd) on defense.
- Offensively, Liberty ranks 77th in the FBS with 29.0 points per game. Meanwhile, the team’s defense ranks 55th in points allowed (366.4 points allowed per contest).
- Liberty is putting up 216.2 passing yards per game on offense this year (89th in the FBS), and is surrendering 228.8 passing yards per game (72nd) on defense.
- Liberty is averaging 195.2 rushing yards per game on offense (30th in the FBS), and ranks 63rd on the other side of the ball with 137.6 rushing yards allowed per game.
- Liberty is putting up a 35.1% third-down percentage on offense (96th in the FBS), and ranks 42nd on the other side of the ball with a 33.8% third-down percentage allowed.
- Liberty has the 40th-ranked turnover margin in college football at +2, forcing 14 turnovers (third in the FBS) while turning it over 12 times (116th in the FBS).
Liberty’s Best Players
- Kaidon Salter has 776 passing yards for Liberty, completing 54.9% of his passes and throwing six touchdowns and five interceptions this season. He’s also contributed on the ground with 211 rushing yards (42.2 ypg) on 41 carries with two rushing touchdowns.
- Dae Dae Hunter has 454 rushing yards on 71 carries with five touchdowns. He’s also added 11 catches for 91 yards (18.2 per game) and one touchdown via the passing game.
- This season, Shedro Louis has carried the ball 54 times for 257 yards (51.4 per game) and one touchdown.
- Demario Douglas’ leads his squad with 325 yards as a receiver. He’s racked up that yardage on 22 catches (out of 39 targets) and scored four touchdowns.
- CJ Yarbrough has caught 11 passes for 189 yards (37.8 yards per game) and one touchdown this year.
- Noah Frith’s six receptions have yielded 106 yards.
- TreShaun Clark has collected 4.0 sacks to pace the team, while also picking up 3.0 TFL and 11 tackles.
- Ahmad Walker is the team’s top-tackler this year. He’s amassed 24 tackles, 4.0 TFL, and two sacks.
- Robert Rahimi has a team-high three interceptions to go along with 14 tackles and three passes defended.
UMass Betting Insights
- UMass is 2-3-0 against the spread this year.
- UMass is 0-2 against the spread when an underdog by 24.5 points or more this year.
- Out of UMass’ five games with a set total, one has hit the over (20%).
UMass Stats & Insights
- UMass has been struggling on offense, ranking fourth-worst with 249.6 total yards per game. It has been more productive on the other side of the ball, giving up 353.0 total yards per contest (50th-ranked).
- UMass ranks worst in points per game (10.6), but it has been better on the other side of the ball, ranking 92nd in the FBS with 29.6 points surrendered per contest.
- While UMass’ pass offense has been sputtering, ranking second-worst with 67.4 passing yards per game, its defense ranks 21st-best with just 176.8 passing yards allowed per contest.
- UMass is putting up 182.2 rushing yards per game on offense this season (44th-ranked). Meanwhile, it is surrendering 176.2 rushing yards per contest (103rd-ranked) on defense.
- UMass ranks 17th-worst in third-down conversion rate (32.2%), but it has been more effective on the other side of the ball, ranking 33rd in the FBS with a 30.9% third-down rate allowed.
- With 10 forced turnovers (20th in the FBS) and eight turnovers committed (77th in the FBS) this season, UMass ranks 40th in the FBS with a turnover margin of +2.
UMass’ Best Players
- Gino Campiotti has been a dual threat for UMass this season. He has 252 passing yards (50.4 per game) while completing 47.8% of his passes. He’s tossed one touchdown pass and five interceptions this season. On the ground, he’s compiled 360 yards (72.0 ypg) on 79 carries with two rushing touchdowns.
- Ellis Merriweather has run for 219 yards across 56 attempts.
- George Johnson’s 144 receiving yards (28.8 yards per game) are a team high. He has 13 catches on 21 targets.
- Cam Sullivan-Brown has 11 receptions (on 15 targets) for a total of 119 yards (23.8 yards per game) and one touchdown this year.
- Rico Arnold has racked up 34 reciving yards (6.8 ypg) this season.
- Jalen Mackie leads the team with 1.5 sacks. He’s also the team’s tackle leader, and has racked up 2.0 TFL, 15 tackles, and one interception.
- Jordan Mahoney has picked off a team-high two passes. He also has two passes defended to his name.