Through 3 Quarters
The Liberty Flames were the heavy favorites here for a reason. After three quarters it's looking more and more like their high-powered offense is just too much for the Old Dominion Monarchs as Liberty lead 42-17.
Both the Flames and Old Dominion padded the win column in their previous outings. It's looking like Liberty will be able to keep the momentum, but Old Dominion still has a quarter to right the ship.
Old Dominion @ Liberty
Current Records: Old Dominion 1-1; Liberty 2-0
What to Know
The Old Dominion Monarchs are staring down a pretty large 27.5-point disadvantage in the spread for Saturday's matchup. They will face off against the Liberty Flames on the road at 6 p.m. ET Saturday at Williams Stadium. The Monarchs will be seeking to avenge the 52-10 loss they suffered the last time these two teams played Sept. 1 of 2018.
Everything came up roses for Old Dominion at home against the Hampton Pirates last week as the team secured a 47-7 win. The contest was pretty much decided by the half, when the score had already reached 34 to nothing.
Meanwhile, Liberty was able to grind out a solid victory over the Troy Trojans last week, winning 21-13. Liberty QB Malik Willis did work as he passed for two TDs and 154 yards on 18 attempts in addition to rushing for one TD and 93 yards.
Liberty's defense was a presence as well, as it got past Troy's offensive line to sack QB Taylor Powell five times for a total loss of 41 yards. Leading the way was LB Storey Jackson and his 1.5 sacks. Those were the first sacks for Jackson.
Their wins bumped Old Dominion to 1-1 and the Flames to 2-0. Watch the game and check back on CBS Sports to find out who keeps up the positive energy and who hits a stumbling block.
How To Watch
- When: Saturday at 6 p.m. ET
- Where: Williams Stadium -- Lynchburg, Virginia
- TV: ESPN3.com
- Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
- Follow: CBS Sports App
- Ticket Cost: $23.00
The Flames are a big 27.5-point favorite against the Monarchs, according to the latest college football odds.
The line has drifted a bit towards the Flames, as the game opened with the Flames as a 26-point favorite.
Liberty won the only game these two teams have played in the last seven years.
- Sep 01, 2018 - Liberty 52 vs. Old Dominion 10