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Between the Lines: BEAT COASTAL Rivalry
Throughout the 2014 football season, LFSN Game On reporter Alan York will take a weekly look inside Liberty's football program in a segment called "Between the Lines."
During this week's segment, York looks at the rivalry between Liberty and Coastal Carolina and takes a deeper look into the series between the league's top two football programs.
Coastal Carolina is currently ranked No. 1 in the latest FCS Coaches poll and No. 2 in the Sports Network national listing. The Chanticleers first fielded a football program in 2003 and after back-to-back wins leads the series with the Flames, 6-5.
The series has been one of significances in Big South history with the victor claiming the Big South title nine out of the last 10 years.
Coastal Carolina is 4-1 in games played against the Flames at Brooks Stadium. Liberty's lone win on the road against the Chanticleers was a 43-38 victory on Oct. 4, 2008. During the contest, current N.Y. Giants running back Rashad Jennings led the Flames to the win, scoring three touchdowns and rushing for 195 yards during the victory.
The series is not known for defense, as the two teams are averaging 66.7 combined points scored per game in the previous 11 matchups.
The most thrilling game in the series took place last year at Williams Stadium. No. 6/4 Coastal Carolina overcame a pair of 19-point second half deficits during Liberty's Homecoming contest to win the game, 55-52, in double overtime.