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LFSN Weekend Recap: Norfolk State

September 8, 2014
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The Flames evened their record on the 2014 season with a 17-0 shutout victory over Norfolk State, Saturday afternoon, at William "Dick" Price Stadium.

Liberty's defense allowed the Spartans to enter the red zone only once during the 60 minute contest and kept them from scoring a touchdown for the second game in a row. The shutout was the second for Liberty under head coach Turner Gill and the 23rd in program history.

The shutout also provided the Flames with their first non-conference road win over an in-state Division I program since Liberty defeated Norfolk State, 17-6, on Nov. 8, 1997.

The two teams combined for 495 yards. Liberty finished the game with 280 total offensive yards on 51 plays (5.5 yards per play) to Norfolk State's 215 yards on 61 plays (3.5 yards per play).

Josh Woodrum accounted for 234 of Liberty's 280 total offensive yards. The junior quarterback was 14-of-25 for 208 passing yards, while carrying the ball six times for 26 yards.

Liberty's defensive line finished the game with a combined 26 tackles (nine solo, 17 assisted), six sacks and eight tackles for a loss. The unit was named Big South Defensive Player of the Week earlier today for its standout effort against the Spartans.

For a full recap of the game, including video highlights from the Liberty Flames Sports Network, please click here.