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Game Day Central: Monmouth

November 5, 2014
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Liberty Football Game Notes:
Monmouth vs. Liberty

Game Time:
3:30 p.m.
Official Kickoff:
3:34 p.m.

TV Coverage:
American Sports Network (Big South Television Package)
Complete List of Network Coverage
Local: WSET – Lynchburg/Roanoke/Danville
National: MASN (Dish Network – Channel 432; DirecTV – Channel 640)
Play-By-Play Broadcaster: Evan Lepler
Color Commentator: Nate Ross
Sideline Reporter:

Radio Coverage:
Liberty Flames Sports Network – Radio
LFSN Radio Network Affiliates List
• Pregame: 2 p.m.
Play-By-Play Broadcaster: Alan York
Color Commentator: Paul Rutigliano
Sidelines: Nick Pierce
Pregame: Nick Pierce, Matt Camire and Jamie Hall

First and 10 – Saturday's Top Storylines
1) The Military Appreciation Day contest at Williams Stadium will match up two teams heading in opposite directions. Liberty has won three straight games and looks to remain undefeated in Big South play, while Monmouth is coming off of back-to-back losses in its first two Big South tilts in program history.
2) Monmouth is playing its first season of Big South football after playing 17 years of Northeast Conference (NEC) football. See page 3 of the game notes for more information on the conference newcomer.
3) Passing yards could come in bunches on Saturday, as Liberty QB Josh Woodrum (2,318) and Monmouth QB Brandon Hill (2,046) have both thrown for over 2,000 yards already this season.
4) Woodrum enters the game three touchdown passes shy of 50 for his career and 135 passing yards away from 7,000 career yards.
5) Woodrum's most frequent target, WR Darrin Peterson, needs 135 receiving yards to break Chris Summers' Liberty single-season record of 1,081 yards from 2010. See page 4 of the game notes for other possible milestones.
6) Liberty will attempt to improve to 9-0 in November under head coach Turner Gill. See page 4 of the game notes for more information on what a Flames victory would mean.
7) The Flames' defense has held its first two Big South opponents of the season to a total of seven points. See page 5 of the game notes some of the keys to Liberty's recent defensive success.
8) On Monday, P Trey Turner became the third Flame to be named Big South Freshman of the Week this season (also Todd Macon and Stephon Masha). See page 6 of the game notes for Liberty's individual honors in 2014.
9) Sophomore LB Dexter Robbins is coming off of a career-best eight-tackle performance at Presbyterian. See page 8 of the game notes for a list of the Flames' up-to-date career highs.
10) After picking off two passes at Presbyterian, All-America S Jacob Hagen is tied for third in Big South history with 12 career interceptions. See pages 9-10 of the game notes for various records Liberty players are chasing.

"4 Downs" with the Hawks
1 - Monmouth is playing its first season of Big South football after spending 17 years (1996-2012) playing Northeast Conference (NEC) football. The Hawks are in search of their first Big South win after dropping league contests to Presbyterian and Charleston Southern.
2 - Saturday's game will mark the second gridiron meeting all-time between Liberty and Monmouth and the second at Williams Stadium in as many years. The Flames posted a 45-15 home win over the Hawks on Sept. 7, 2013. Monmouth is one of two teams (also Brevard) which appears on Liberty's 2013 and 2014 home schedules.
3 - Monmouth scored 50+ points three times in non-conference play, but has been limited to just 12 total points in its first two Big South games. Meanwhile, Liberty has allowed 46 or more points three times this season, but has only yielded seven total points in two Big South tilts.
4 - Saturday's contest could see a lot of passing yards, as the opposing signal callers have combined for over 4,000 yards through the air in 2014. Liberty's Josh Woodrum leads the Big South and ranks No. 8 nationally with 2,318 passing yards, while Monmouth's Brandon Hill is third in the conference and No. 19 in the nation with 2,046 yards. Incidentally, both Woodrum and Hill wear No. 6 on their uniforms.

Milestone Watch
1 - Jacob Hagen needs one interception to tie Coastal Carolina's Josh Norman (2008-11) for second place in Big South history with 13 career picks.
3 - Josh Woodrum needs three TD passes to become the third quarterback in program history and the fourth in Big South annals with 50 career TD passes.
53/135/168 - Darrin Peterson is 53 receiving yards shy of 1,000 for the season, 135 yards away from breaking Chris Summers' (2010) Liberty single-season record of 1,081 receiving yards and 168 yards short of 2,000 for his career.
135/172 - Josh Woodrum needs 135 passing yards to become the fourth quarterback in Liberty and Big South Conference history to throw for 7,000 career yards. Meanwhile, 172 yards would enable Woodrum to leapfrog Brock Smith (2005-08) for third place in Liberty and Big South history.
158 - D.J. Abnar needs 158 rushing yards for his first 1,000-yard season and the first by a Flame since Aldreakis Allen finished with 1,019 yards in 2012.

A Liberty Win Would ...
• Mark the second straight season the Flames have recorded a home win over Monmouth.
• Give the Flames their longest winning streak of the season, four games.
• Keep the Flames undefeated in the month of November under Turner Gill, at 9-0.
• Give the Flames their 16th season with seven or more wins all-time, including their seventh in the last eight years.
• Extend Liberty's Big South win streak to seven.
• Enable the Flames to start out at 3-0 in Big South play for the first time since 2011.
• Push the Flames' record to 22-1 in their last 23 Big South home games.
• Improve the Flames' all-time record at Williams Stadium to 99-45.