Liberty at WKU - 9/19/20 College Football Picks and Prediction
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Liberty Flames (0-0) at WKU Hilltoppers (0-1)
College Football: Saturday, September 19, 2020 at 12:00 pm (Houchens-Smith Stadium)
The Line: WKU Hilltoppers -13 -- Over/Under: 56 Click Here for the Latest Odds
Liberty faces Western Kentucky on Saturday, September 19th at Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium for week three NCAA football action.
Liberty will make its season debut in week three of the college football season. Liberty had a solid year as an FBS independent last season, as the team went 7-5 during the regular season and made it to the Cure Bowl. Liberty took down Georgia Southern in the Cure Bowl by the final score of 23-16. Liberty's biggest strength in 2019 was its defense, but that defense struggled a bit towards the end of the regular season last year. It will be interesting to see what Liberty team we see in week three, as the team had its fair share of inconsistencies in 2019. Liberty will not have its starting quarterback from a season ago, so it looks like Malik Willis is line to start in week three. Liberty will also not have its leading rusher from a season ago, as well as its leading receiver either. Liberty's new-look offense could be something that takes time to develop this season.
Western Kentucky had the luxury of getting a game in already this season, as the team took on Louisville in week two. Western Kentucky dropped that game by the final score of 35-21. Western Kentucky actually held a 7-0 lead in this game when Gaej Walker scored a one-yard touchdown for Western Kentucky, but that would be the last lead the Hilltoppers would have in the game. Louisville scored 28 unanswered points to take a 28-7 lead at halftime. Western Kentucky actually beat Louisville in the second half, 14-7, but that would not be enough to win the overall game. Western Kentucky only had a total of 248 yards, while they allowed 487 total yards to Louisville. Western Kentucky will be home against Liberty, as it will be Western Kentucky's home opener.
The line has not yet been released for this game, so be sure to check back soon for updates regarding the odds. Western Kentucky had to take on a Power-Five school in Louisville in week two, while Liberty has not even played a game this season. With such a new-look offense for Liberty, I am going to take Western Kentucky to win this game by at least 10 points.