Bowl season rolls on this weekend with its busiest day on the calendar as six games kick off across the country. One of the more intriguing games on the docket is the FBC Mortgage Cure Bowl between Liberty and Georgia Southern.
While it may not stand out on paper as the most compelling matchup of the day, it has some low-key potential to fly off the rails in a good way. First, this is a game of two different, but entertaining offenses. Georgia Southern’s triple option vs. Liberty’s passing attack led by quarterback Stephen “Buckshot” Calvert. Add in the Hugh Freeze factor for the Flames and this one could get wild.
Let’s take a closer look at this showdown from Orlando and make some expert picks both straight up and against the spread.
Liberty: Freeze had a solid debut for the Flames, even if he had to coach for the first couple of games from a literal hospital bed. The knock is that Liberty has done really well against far lesser competition and failed to show up against Power Five/better competition. But, such is life as a FBS Independent where the schedule is all kinds of wonky. This offense can be fun with Calvert having thrown for at least four touchdowns in three games this season. The more pressing question is whether Liberty’s defense is up to the challenge against the Eagles. Syracuse, Louisiana, Virginia and Rutgers (!!!) all had big days on the ground against the…