North Alabama at Liberty - 10/3/20 College Football Picks and Predictions
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North Alabama Lions (0-0) at Liberty Flames (2-0)
College Football: Saturday, October 3, 2020 at 1:00 pm (Williams Stadium)
The Line: Liberty Flames -30.5 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
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North Alabama faces Liberty on Saturday, October 3rd at Williams Stadium for week five of NCAA football action.
North Alabama is out of the Big South in NCAA Division 1 FCS. North Alabama has not yet played a game this season, therefore this game at Liberty will be the first contest of the year for the Lions of North Alabama. North Alabama went 4-7 in 2019, and the team did not play against any FBS opponents during its season. North Alabama is one of the weaker schools in college football FCS, but no team can underestimate another team in any situation, or else it could come back to bite them. North Alabama is led by head coach Chris Willis, who is 16-15 through three seasons with North Alabama. North Alabama is set to face three FBS schools in Liberty, BYU, and Southern Mississippi this season, so the strength of schedule is not an issue for this team.
Liberty is coming off a big win in its home opener at Williams Stadium over FIU by the final score of 36-34. Liberty is now off to a surprising 2-0 start after taking down two very tough teams in Western Kentucky and FIU. Liberty is, of course, led by head coach Hugh Freeze, who has made a lasting impact on Liberty football so far in his tenure. Liberty will look to pummel a weak North Alabama school that has not even played a game yet in 2020. Liberty will most likely keep its starters in this game until the score becomes too lopsided, so this game could be a chance for the second-stringers to get some playing time for experience.
I expect Liberty to win this game in blowout fashion at home, as this game should not be even close. I do worry that Liberty may not have its foot on the gas pedal for the entirety of this game, but there is absolutely no way I can take North Alabama and the points here. Liberty should be able to score almost every single possession with its starters on the field, and I think this game becomes ugly quickly. I will take Liberty and lay the 30 points, as it is the only option here.