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    Star QB Kaidon Salter and the Liberty Flames (7-0) play the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers (4-3) on Tuesday at 7:30 PM ET at Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium.

    The Flames are favored, but by less than a field goal (-1.5), versus the Hilltoppers.

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    Game Info for Liberty vs. Western Kentucky

    • Game Day: Tuesday, October 24, 2023
    • Game Time: 7:30 PM ET
    • TV Channel: ESPNU
    • Location: Bowling Green, Kentucky
    • Stadium: Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium
    Liberty vs Western Kentucky Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
    Liberty -1.5 -110 -110 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

    Liberty Pick Insights

    • Liberty has gone 5-1-0 ATS this season.
    • Liberty has a 5-1 record against the spread when favored by 1.5 points or more this season.
    • Liberty games with a set total have hit the over three times this season (50%).

    Liberty Stats & Insights

    • Liberty owns the 33rd-ranked defense this year (331.7 yards allowed per game), and has been better on offense, ranking 12th-best with a tally of 487.9 yards per game.
    • Liberty ranks 31st in scoring defense this season (19.7 points allowed per game), but has been playing really well on offense, ranking 20th-best in the FBS with 36.3 points per game.
    • Liberty is totaling 213.3 passing yards per game on offense (85th in the FBS), and ranks 48th on defense with 214.3 passing yards allowed per game.
    • Offensively, Liberty has been a top-25 unit in terms of rushing yards, ranking second-best in the FBS by averaging 274.6 per game. The Flames rank 36th on defense (117.4 rushing yards allowed per game).
    • Liberty ranks 36th in third-down defense this season (34.1% third-down percentage allowed), but has been shining on offense, ranking 17th-best in the FBS with a 48.8% third-down percentage.
    • Liberty has forced 18 total turnovers (first in the FBS) this season and have turned it over nine times (61st in the FBS) for a turnover margin of +9, the third-best in college football.

    Liberty’s Best Players

    • Salter has been a dual threat for Liberty so far this season. He has 1,493 passing yards, completing 57.9% of his passes and collecting 16 touchdown passes and three interceptions this season. He’s rushed for 497 yards (71 ypg) on 85 carries with six rushing touchdowns.
    • Quinton Cooley has 726 rushing yards on 122 carries with six touchdowns.
    • CJ Daniels has hauled in 24 catches for 509 yards (72.7 yards per game) to lead the team so far this season. He’s found the end zone four times as a receiver.
    • Treon Sibley has hauled in 16 receptions totaling 385 yards, finding the end zone three times as a receiver so far this campaign.
    • Bentley Hanshaw has been the target of 18 passes and racked up 13 catches for 170 yards, an average of 24.3 yards per contest. He’s found the end zone four times through the air this season.
    • CJ Bazile Jr. has 2.5 sacks to pace the team, and also has three TFL and 18 tackles.
    • Liberty’s top-tackler, Tyren Dupree, has 57 tackles, three TFL, two sacks, and two interceptions this year.
    • Brylan Green has a team-high five interceptions to go along with 21 tackles, two TFL, one sack, and five passes defended.

    Western Kentucky Betting Insights

    • Western Kentucky is 4-2-0 ATS this year.
    • Western Kentucky has a 1-1 record against the spread when an underdog by 1.5 points or more this year.
    • Western Kentucky hase hit the over in two of six games with a set total (33.3%).

    Western Kentucky Pick Insights

    • Western Kentucky ranks 75th in total yards per game (382.7), but it has been less productive on the defensive side of the ball, ranking third-worst in the FBS with 463.6 total yards surrendered per contest.
    • With 30 points per game on offense, Western Kentucky ranks 58th in the FBS. Defensively, it ranks 85th, allowing 27.7 points per game.
    • Western Kentucky ranks 29th in passing yards per game (281.4), but it has been worse on the defensive side of the ball, ranking 23rd-worst in the FBS with 259.9 passing yards conceded per contest.
    • In terms of rushing, this season has been ugly for Western Kentucky on both sides of the ball, as it is compiling only 101.3 rushing yards per game (14th-worst) and allowing 203.7 rushing yards per game (sixth-worst).
    • With a 35.9% third-down conversion rate on offense, Western Kentucky ranks 100th in the FBS. On defense, it ranks 96th, allowing a 41.7% third-down rate.
    • Western Kentucky has produced 18 forced turnovers this season and have turned the ball over nine times, resulting in a +9 turnover margin, which ranks third-best in the FBS.

    Western Kentucky’s Best Players

    • Austin Reed has racked up 1,908 yards (272.6 yards per game) while completing 59% of his passes and recording 16 touchdown passes with four interceptions this season. He’s also rushed for 92 yards with three touchdowns.
    • Markese Stepp has carried the ball 43 times for 203 yards, with two touchdowns.
    • LT Sanders has collected 129 yards (on 22 carries).
    • Malachi Corley has registered 43 catches this season and his team-high yardage total sits at 590 (84.3 yards per game). He’s been targeted 71 times and has five touchdowns.
    • Easton Messer has 24 receptions (on 31 targets) for a total of 299 yards (42.7 yards per game) and three touchdowns this year.
    • Dalvin Smith’s 26 targets have resulted in 17 catches for 155 yards and two touchdowns.
    • Kendrick Simpkins has collected five sacks to pace the team, while also picking up six TFL and 29 tackles.
    • Talique Allen, Western Kentucky’s tackle leader, has 34 tackles this year.
    • Anthony Johnson Jr. has picked off a team-high two passes. He also has 21 tackles, one TFL, and two passes defended to his name.
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