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College Football Betting Preview: Jacksonville State Gamecocks vs. Liberty Flames
October 10, 2023
The Liberty Flames will look to remain undefeated when they travel to Jacksonville, Alabama to face the Jacksonville State Gamecocks in a Conference USA matchup at JSU Stadium on Tuesday at 7:30 on ESPNU.
Liberty enters this game with a record of 5-0 following a 21-16 win at home against the Sam Houston State Bearkats while failing to cover the 21-point spread as a home favorite in week 6 of the college football season. The Flames scored 21 points while compiling a total of 448 yards offensively which included 257 passing yards and 191 rushing yards while allowing 16 points and 327 total yards defensively which included 255 passing yards and 72 rushing yards. Kaidon Salter led the team in passing, completing 11 of 19 attempts for 257 yards with a touchdown and an interception while rushing for 38 yards and a touchdown. Quinton Cooley led the team in rushing with 17 carries for 106 yards and a touchdown. CJ Daniels led the team in receiving, catching five of nine targets for 157 yards and a touchdown.
The Jacksonville State Gamecocks enter this game with a record of 5-1 following a 45-30 win on the road against the Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders while covering the 2.5-point spread as a road underdog by winning the game outright. The Gamecocks scored 45 points while compiling a total of 401 yards offensively which included 235 passing yards and 166 rushing yards while allowing 30 points and 563 total yards defensively which included 454 passing yards and 109 rushing yards. Zion Webb led the team in passing, completing 11 of 21 attempts for 186 yards and two touchdowns while also leading the team in rushing with ten carries for 101 yards and a touchdown. Sean Brown led the team in receiving, catching five of six targets for 103 yards and a touchdown.
BookMaker has the Liberty Flames listed as 6.5-point favorites on the road against the Jacksonville State Gamecocks on Tuesday night in week 7 of the college football season. This will be the first time in the history of these two programs that they will face each other in college football. Liberty is 4-1 ATS overall, 2-0 ATS on the road, 4-1 ATS as a favorite, and 2-1 ATS in conference games this season while the Jacksonville State Gamecocks are 4-1-1 ATS overall, 3-0 ATS at home, 2-1 ATS as an underdog, and 2-0-1 ATS in conference games on the year.
This is going to be a pivotal game and will be a shakeup in the standings for whoever wins this matchup as both have been two of the best teams at the midpoint of the season in Conference USA with both teams having a record of 3-0 in conference play. Taking the Liberty Flames -7 on the road against the Jacksonville State Gamecocks on Tuesday night.
Spooky Express Pick: Liberty Flames -7
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