Free College Football Picks Today: Liberty Flames vs Viriginia Tech Hokies 11/19/22

Free College Football Picks Today: Liberty Flames vs Viriginia Tech Hokies 11/19/22
Sat 19th November 2022

The Virginia Tech Hokies (2-8, 0-5 Away) will be looking to halt their losing streak when they are on the road to take on the Liberty University Flames (8-2, 4-0 Home) at Williams Stadium on Saturday. The Flames are 10-point favorites, and the total is 46.5.

Virginia Tech is coming off a 24-7 loss to Duke at Brooks Field at Wallace Wade Stadium last Saturday, their seventh consecutive defeat. Grant Wells threw for 177 yards with a touchdown and an interception. Jalen Holston ran seven times for 35 yards. He added three receptions for 32 yards. Da’Wain Lofton caught three passes for 75 yards and a touchdown.

Liberty lost 36-33 to Connecticut at Pratt & Whitney Stadium at Rentschler Field last Saturday. Johnathan Bennett was 22 of 36 for 207 yards, a touchdown, and an interception. T.J. Green carried 24 times for 119 yards and a touchdown and added four catches for 31 yards. Demario Douglas hauled in seven receptions for 70 yards.


The teams are meeting in the regular season for the first time since November 2020, a 38-35 win for the Flames. Malik Willis threw three touchdowns for Liberty. Hendon Hooker tossed three touchdowns for Virginia Tech.


The Hokies are averaging 18.9 points per game for the season, 123rd in FBS, and they are facing a Flames defense that has surrendered 22.7 PPG (41st). Meanwhile, Liberty has scored 30.3 points a game this season, 52nd in the nation, and Virginia Tech is allowing 25.0 PPG (54th).

The Hokies rank as one of the nation’s worst teams in rushing yards per game (104.3, 117th), while they are 96th in passing yards (208.8). The Flames are 38th in passing yards allowed per game (205.2) and 43rd against the run (133.8).

Liberty is 80th in the nation in passing yards per game (224.0) and 31st in rushing (192.5), while the Hokies are allowing 237.9 passing yards (83rd) and 137.2 rushing yards per game (51st).


Through 10 games, Grant Wells has thrown for nine touchdowns (9 INT) and 202.3 yards per game to lead Virginia Tech in passing. In five away games this season, he has four TDs (7 INT) and an average of 206.6 yards passing.

Keshawn King leads the team in rushing with an average of 45.6 yards a game over eight games. He has three touchdowns on the ground. Kaleb Smith is the Hokies’ leading receiver with 66.9 yards a game and three TDs.

Johnathan Bennett has 12 passing touchdowns (9 INT) with 151.6 yards per game through nine games to lead Liberty. In three home games this season, he has thrown for five TDs (4 INT) and an average of 207.0 yards.

Dae Dae Hunter has been the home team’s leading performer on the ground, averaging 94.9 yards a game through nine games. He has nine total touchdowns, eight rushing and one receiving. Demario Douglas has been the primary target in the Flames’ passing game. He has six touchdowns and an 83.0 yard per game average through 10 appearances.


Virginia Tech is looking for a first road victory this season. Liberty is unbeaten at home this season in four games.

SportsTips’ College Foottball Pick:

Liberty (-375)

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