The No. 25 Liberty Flames (10-0) are big 25.5-point favorites on Saturday, November 18, 2023 against the UMass Minutemen (3-7). The point total is 64 for the outing.
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Flames vs. Minutemen Game Info
- Date: Saturday, November 18, 2023
- Time: 1:00 PM ET
- Channel: ESPN+
- Livestream: Stream NCAA football on Fubo and ESPN+
- City: Lynchburg, Virginia
- Venue: Williams Stadium (VA)
- On offense, the Flames have been a top-25 unit, ranking seventh-best in the FBS by totaling 497.4 yards per game. They rank 41st on defense (347.2 yards allowed per game).
- Offensively, the Flames have been a top-25 unit, ranking 10th-best in the FBS by compiling 39.0 points per game. They rank 34th on defense (20.7 points allowed per game).
- Liberty is totaling 218.4 passing yards per game on offense (79th in the FBS), and ranks 76th on defense with 233.0 passing yards allowed per game.
- The Flames have been a handful for opposing teams in the running game, as they rank top-25 in both rushing offense (best with 279.0 rushing yards per game) and rushing defense (25th-best with 114.2 rushing yards allowed per game) this season.
- Liberty ranks 51st in third-down defense this season (37.0% third-down percentage allowed), but has been thriving on the other side of the ball, ranking eighth-best in the FBS with a 49.1% third-down percentage.
- The Flames have forced 19 total turnovers (first in the FBS) this season and have turned it over eight times (29th in the FBS) for a turnover margin of +11, the fourth-best in college football.
- UMass is generating 359.7 total yards per contest on offense this season (89th-ranked). Meanwhile, it is giving up 413.9 total yards per contest (106th-ranked).
- UMass ranks 94th in points per game (23.5), but it has been less effective on the other side of the ball, ranking third-worst in the FBS with 37.4 points allowed per contest.
- With 204.6 passing yards per game on offense, the Minutemen rank 92nd in the FBS. On defense, they rank 35th, giving up 203.7 passing yards per game.
- UMass ranks 71st in rushing yards per game (155.1), but it has been less effective defensively, ranking fourth-worst in the FBS with 210.2 rushing yards surrendered per contest.
- The Minutemen rank 81st in third-down conversion rate (37.7%) on offense, but they’ve been less productive on the defensive side of the ball, ranking 13th-worst in the FBS with a 45.4% third-down percentage allowed.
- With nine forced turnovers (91st in the FBS) and 11 turnovers committed (63rd in the FBS) this season, UMass ranks 82nd in the FBS with a turnover margin of -2.
- Kaidon Salter has thrown for 2,184 yards, 26 touchdowns (sixth in the FBS) and four interceptions this year. He averages 218.4 yards per game and 10.2 per attempt, while completing 59.3% of his passes.
- In addition to his passing statistics, Salter has 705 rushing yards (second on the Flames), with nine rushing touchdowns.
- Quinton Cooley’s rushing output this season includes 1,066 yards (10th in the FBS) and nine TDs. He is averaging 106.6 yards per game and 5.9 per attempt (52nd in the FBS).
- In the passing game, C.J. Daniels, has racked up 792 receiving yards and eight touchdowns after grabbing 37 balls on zero targets. Per game, he’s averaging 79.2 yards and 3.7 receptions in 10 games.
- Kay’Ron Adams averages 101.4 rushing yards per game this year (1,014 total yards), while scoring nine rushing touchdowns.
- Anthony Simpson has put together a 2023 stat sheet that includes 45 catches for 637 yards and three receiving touchdowns over 10 games played. He has been on the receiving end of zero targets and is averaging 4.5 receptions per game.
- This season through nine games, Gregory DeRosiers has churned out 285 rushing yards (second on the Minutemen) and scored four rushing touchdowns. He averages 31.7 yards per game and 9.2 per carry.
- DeRosiers’ statistic output includes 12 receptions (1.3 per game) on zero targets for 148 yards (16.4 per game) and two receiving touchdowns.