Free Week 1 Prediction: Flames vs Bears Odds
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College Football Handicapping: Week 1
(0-0) Liberty Flames vs. Baylor Bears (0-0)
Date: Saturday, September 2nd
Time: 7:00 pm EST
Venue: McLane Stadium, Waco, Texas
NCAA Football Spread: OFF
NCAA Betting Total: OFF
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We have finally reached week one of the college football season with a full plate of games. The best part of a new season is that every team feels like they can have a good season, and that this is the season where they can reach all their goals.
One of the games to take place in week one takes place at McLane Stadium, in Waco, Texas. The Liberty Flames come to town to take on the Baylor Bears.
This is the first meeting between the teams in recent history.
This is a big year for the Liberty Flames as this is the last year in the FCS. Next year they will be making the transition to FBS.
They are coming off a decent year last year finishing with a 6-5 record and second in the Big South. This game against the Bears is a good measuring point to see if they can compete with FBS teams or if they are still a ways out.
This season the Liberty Flames are expected to have a really nice season in their last year of the FCS. In the preseason polls of the Big South, most have them projected to finish second.
For this game for the Liberty Flames it’s all going to come down to the defensive side of the ball.
The Baylor Bears are known for a high powered offense and when the Flames have played FBS teams they have given up a lot of points.
If they want to win this game, and pull the upset the defense is really going to have to step up, and slow down this game.
The Baylor Bears are still going to be good offense, but don’t expect this team to be putting up 50 points a game like years past.
After a 7-6 record in 2016 and in 6th place in the Big 12, they decided to bring in Matt Rhule, the former Temple coach.
Rhule is switching to a pro style offense, but he still has a lot of questions to answer for this to be a successful year.
Anu Solomon, Charlie Brewer and Zach Smith are still in the middle of an intense quarterback battle, and whichever guys will have some high expectations place on them this year.
Whoever is going to be the quarterback will have a really nice one-two punch at the running back position. Terence Williams and JaMycal Hasty will be the focal point of the offense.
On the defensive side of the ball Matt Rhule should be getting some better production. He is a defensive coach, and is exactly what Baylor needs after years off terrible defense. They return six starters from last year, and that should solidify the unit.
Free Week 1 NCAA Football Pick
I don’t know how great of year this will be for the Baylor Bears, but I know exactly what is going to happen in this game.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: There is no line yet. A final score prediction is provided below.
The Baylor Bears are the better team in this match up and it’s really not close.
I think the offense will be strong in this one, and the Matt Rhule era will get out to a strong start with a victory.
Week 1 Free Score Prediction: Baylor 30 – Liberty 13
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