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Game On Feature: 2014 Football Year in Review
The 2014 football season will be one that Flames Nation remembers for a long time and LFSN Game On takes a look back at the historic season in today's video feature.
During the 25-minute show, LFSN Game On reporters Matt Warner and Clement Townsend reflect on the season by visiting with Head Coach Turner Gill, Offensive Coordinator Aaron Stamn and Defensive Coordinator Robert Wimberly.
Liberty finished the season with a 9-5 record, tying for the second most victories in a season by the Flames (Liberty also finished the 1979 [9-1-1] and 1997 [9-2] seasons with nine victories).
Liberty's senior class finished with the fourth most victories by a senior class in program history (30-18) and posted a combined 18-4 record in Big South play that resulted in three conference titles.
The season saw the Flames win their seventh Big South title in the last eight years, this year doing so in dramatic fashion.
The Flames blocked a 24-yard field goal attempt by Coastal Carolina as time expired, allowing Liberty to defeat the Chanticleers, 15-14, in both team's regular season finale. Coastal Carolina came into the game ranked No. 2 in the Sports Network poll and No. 1 in the FCS Coaches poll. The one-point win marked the first time Liberty had defeated the No. 1 team in the country in any sport since moving to the NCAA Division I level in 1988.
Liberty's win over Chanticleers gave the Flames the Big South's automatic bid to the NCAA FCS Playoffs. The Flames made the most of their first-ever postseason contest, defeating No. 15/15 James Madison, 26-21, to advance to a second-round matchup with No. 5/5 Villanova.