Virginia vs. Liberty fearless prediction and game preview.
Virginia vs. Liberty Broadcast
Date: Saturday, November 23
Game Time: 12:00 ET
Live Stream: fuboTV (click to watch for free)
Venue: Scott Stadium, Charlottesville, VA
Network: ACC Network X
Virginia (7-3) vs. Liberty (6-4) Game Preview
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Why Liberty Will Win
Liberty has just enough of an offense to screw up a Virginia team that might just have its head on Virginia Tech coming to town next week.
The Cavaliers have a shot at taking the ACC Coastal title next week by finally beating their rivals again, and after an up-and-down season, get their chance at Clemson to …
Oh yeah, Liberty.
The Flames have had two weeks off since losing to BYU, and now they’re on their fourth straight road game and fifth in the last six games. They’re already bowl eligible, and they have nothing to lose here with an almost certain win coming next week in their second meeting of the year against New Mexico State.
They’re about to let it rip.
The receiving corps is good, there’s enough of a ground game to at least give it a shot, and QB Stephen Calvert has thrown or 300 yards or more in three of his last four games. He’s been able to hit the 300-yard mark in six of his last eight games with 22 touchdown passes and no picks over the run.
Why Virginia Will Win
The Virginia pass rush should be able to get to Calvert on a regular basis.
The Flames will get a few good pass plays in, and they’ll have their moments, but when they have a shot to keep things moving, the Cavaliers will ramp up the pressure on third downs.
Liberty – as good as it is at moving the ball – is bad on third downs and can’t control the clock or the pace. The offense tries to move quickly and it tries to keep defenses on their heels, but it only holds on to the ball for around 28 minutes per game.
Virginia leads the ACC in time of possession – it’s going to grind out the clock and keep it for well over 35 minutes.
The Cavs will generate at least four sacks to ruin drives, the UVa offense will hit on several third down plays in the first half to take the lead, and …
What’s Going To Happen
Rutgers was able to put up 463 yards and 44 points.
Syracuse started out the season with a 24-0 shutout against the Flames.
Virginia will have a few issues in the second half closing after getting up early. The team has much, much bigger fish to fry, and it doesn’t need this game in any way – it’s a true scrimmage.
It’s going to want to get out of this game fast, it has to keep its players healthy, and that’s going to be just enough for Liberty to come up with a few late scores to keep this from being a total wipeout.
Virginia vs. Liberty Prediction, Line
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