How to Watch Liberty Flames vs. New Mexico State Aggies – December 1

The No. 20 Liberty Flames (12-0) are double-digit, 10.5-point favorites at home at Williams Stadium (VA) against the New Mexico State Aggies (9-4) on Friday, December 1, 2023. Both teams feature productive rushing attacks, with the Flames first in rushing yards per game, and the Aggies 12th. The game has an over/under of 57.5 points.

The Flames’ matchup against the Aggies will be available on CBS Sports.

Flames vs. Aggies Game Info

  • Date: Friday, December 1, 2023
  • Time: 7:00 PM ET
  • Channel: CBS Sports
  • Livestream: Stream NCAA football on Fubo and ESPN+
  • City: Lynchburg, Virginia
  • Venue: Williams Stadium (VA)

Flames Insights

  • The Flames rank 39th in total defense this year (344.5 yards allowed per game), but they’ve been shining on the offensive side of the ball, ranking fourth-best in the FBS with 499.7 total yards per game.
  • On the offensive side of the ball, the Flames have been a top-25 unit, ranking sixth-best in the FBS by putting up 40.1 points per game. They rank 35th on defense (21.7 points allowed per game).
  • Liberty is totaling 203.1 passing yards per game on offense (95th in the FBS), and ranks 85th on the other side of the ball with 237.0 passing yards allowed per game.
  • The Flames have been surging on both offense and defense in the running game, ranking best in rushing offense (296.6 rushing yards per game) and 18th-best in rushing defense (107.5 rushing yards allowed per game).
  • Liberty ranks 44th in third-down defense this year (35.8% third-down percentage allowed), but has been thriving on the offensive side of the ball, ranking seventh-best in the FBS with a 49.3% third-down conversion rate.
  • With 22 forced turnovers (first in the FBS) against nine turnovers committed (25th in the FBS), the Flames’ +13 turnover margin is the second-best in college football.

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Aggies Insights

  • From an offensive angle, New Mexico State is putting up 422.1 total yards per contest (45th-ranked). It ranks 50th in the FBS on defense (362.5 total yards surrendered per game).
  • New Mexico State has been dominant on defense, allowing only 20.2 points per game (25th-best). Offensively, it ranks 60th by posting 28.2 points per game.
  • From an offensive perspective, the Aggies are posting 217.4 passing yards per contest (77th-ranked). They rank 83rd in the FBS on the other side of the ball (235.8 passing yards given up per game).
  • New Mexico State’s run offense has been thriving, posting 204.7 rushing yards per contest (12th-best) this season. On defense, it ranks 32nd by giving up 126.7 rushing yards per game.
  • The Aggies are posting a 43.2% third-down conversion percentage on offense this season (36th-ranked). Meanwhile, they are surrendering a 35.3% third-down rate (38th-ranked) on defense.
  • At -1, New Mexico State owns the 73rd-ranked turnover margin in the FBS, with nine forced turnovers (111th in the FBS) and 10 turnovers committed (34th in the FBS).

Flames Leaders

  • Kaidon Salter has 2,431 passing yards, 29 touchdowns (ninth in the FBS) and five interceptions this year. He has completed 58.9% of his passes, averaging 202.6 yards per game and 10.1 per attempt.
  • He has tacked on 899 rushing yards (74.9 per game) and 11 touchdowns on the ground.
  • Quinton Cooley averages 6.2 yards per carry (34th in the FBS) and 104.3 yards per game, and has 1,251 total rushing yards (10th in the FBS). He has recorded 13 rushing TDs this season.
  • In the passing game, C.J. Daniels, has contributed with 831 receiving yards and nine touchdowns after pulling down 40 balls on zero targets. Per game, he’s averaging 69.3 yards and 3.3 receptions in 12 games.

Aggies Leaders

  • Diego Pavia has thrown for 2,727 yards this year, with 23 touchdowns and eight interceptions. He is completing 61.2% of his attempts while averaging 209.8 yards per game and 8.4 per attempt.
  • Pavia has also rushed for five touchdowns and 817 yards (first on the Aggies).
  • Star Thomas has scored four rushing touchdowns, while totaling 604 rushing yards (5.9 per carry and 46.5 per game).
  • Thomas also has 20 catches for 200 yards (sixth on the Aggies), with two receiving touchdowns. He has been targeted zero times and averages 15.4 yards per game.
  • Trent Hudson has totaled 433 receiving yards and eight touchdowns on 27 receptions, while being targeted zero times this season.
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