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New Mexico State Aggies at Liberty Flames Betting Pick – Conference USA Championship

We have reached the Conference USA Championship game, and anticipation is high as the New Mexico State Aggies prepare to face off against the Liberty Flames on Friday night. With a notable 10-3 season record, the Aggies secured the 2nd spot in Conference USA, boasting an impressive eight-game winning streak, including a hard-fought 20-17 victory against Jacksonville State last Saturday. 

On the opposing side, the Liberty Flames are eyeing an undefeated season with a flawless 12-0 record, coming off a convincing 42-28 win on the road against UTEP.  The Liberty Flames are -10.5 in this game over the Aggies.

Aggies with Massive 2023 Turn Around

Under the guidance of Jerry Kill, the New Mexico State Aggies have put together a remarkable turnaround. Despite starting the season 1-2, with losses to Liberty and UMass, the Aggies rallied from a 2-3 record to close out the season with an impressive eight-game winning streak, earning them a coveted spot in the championship game. 

Their recent success has been particularly noteworthy on the defensive front, with six of their last eight wins limiting opponents to 20 points or fewer. In their two most recent victories against Auburn and Jacksonville State, they allowed a combined total of just 27 points.

For the season, the Aggies boast an average of 28.2 points per game while allowing only 19.7 points. Their offense is well-balanced, gaining 217 passing yards and an impressive 205.8 rushing yards per game, ranking 12th in all of College Football. Quarterback Diego Pavia has been instrumental, amassing 2,727 passing yards and an additional 806 rushing yards.

Flames Looking to Remain Perfect in 2023

On the Liberty Flames’ side, their perfect 12-0 season has been nothing short of spectacular. The last five victories have all been by double digits, and in each of their last six games, they have scored 38 points or more. With an average of 40.1 points per game, ranking sixth in College Football, the Flames have showcased a dominant offensive performance. 

Quinton Cooley spearheads the rushing attack, leading the nation with nearly 300 rushing yards per game and amassing 1,251 yards and 13 touchdowns. Quarterback Kaidon Salter has excelled with 29 passing touchdowns, while CJ Daniels has been his top target with 40 receptions, 831 yards, and 9 touchdowns.

When these two teams played in September 9th, 2023, the Flames scored 23 first half points, and held the Aggies scoreless in the second half to win by 16 points. Salter finished with 276 passing yards and two touchdowns. Liberty also got 106 rushing yards from Cooley in the game.

Flames Stay Unbeaten with Conference Title

Despite New Mexico State’s efforts, Liberty’s exceptional season paints a daunting picture for the Aggies. The Flames, determined to maintain their perfect record, present a big challenge. While the Aggies may have a solid game plan and play with tenacity, the overwhelming consensus favors Liberty. 

Taking into account the dynamics, our betting recommendation is to back Liberty with a -10.5 point spread. We hope you enjoyed our look at this betting pick and enjoy the game. Best of luck with all your College Football betting this postseason!

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