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Game Day Central: Coastal Carolina

October 16, 2013
|  Lynchburg, Va.
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Note: Includes all important Game Day links (Live Stats, Live Video, Live Audio, Williams Stadium info, Directions, Parking, Ticket information, etc.)

Game Notes:
Coastal Carolina game notes

TV Coverage:
ESPN3
Play-By-Play Broadcaster: Jason Benetti
Color Commentator: Ray Jones
Sideline/Pregame/Halftime Reporters:
None

Radio Coverage:
Liberty Flames Sports Network
LFSN Radio Network Affiliates List
• Pregame: 2:30 p.m.
• Kickoff: 3:35 p.m.
Play-By-Play Broadcaster: Alan York
Color Commentator: Paul Rutigliano
Sidelines: Nick Pierce
Pregame: Jamie Hall, Matt Camire & Nick Pierce

Series with Coastal Carolina:
• The overall series is tied, 5-5
• The home team has won the last four meetings in the series and has been victorious in eight of the 10 meetings
• Liberty is averaging 43.4 points per game when facing Coastal Carolina at Williams Stadium
• Liberty has outscored the Chanticleers by an average of 21.0 points per game in five meetings in Lynchburg (Coastal Carolina is averaging 22.4 points per game scored)
• Liberty defeated Coastal Carolina, 63-27, on Oct. 15, 2011, the last time the Chanticleers visited Williams Stadium
• Coastal Carolina was ranked No. 20 in the country when Liberty defeated the Chanticleers on Oct. 15, 2011 and the game was Liberty's Homecoming football contest
• The winner of the Coastal Carolina vs. Liberty game has gone on to win the Big South title (outright or shared) eight of the last nine years (in 2011, Liberty defeated Coastal Carolina, but Stony Brook won the Big South title)

Homecoming Notes:
• Liberty's all-time record in Homecoming football games is 28-11
• The Flames have won their last six Homecoming games
• During the last six Homecoming games, Liberty has outscored opponents 297-109 (Liberty average – 49.5 points per game; opponent average – 18.2 points per game)
• Since Big South Conference play started in 2002, Liberty has faced a Big South foe nine out of the last 11 Homecoming weekends
• In Liberty's 28 Homecoming victories, the Flames' average margin of victory has been 22.58 points per game
• In Liberty's 11 Homecoming losses, the Flames' average margin of defeat has been 5.46 points per game

Big South Openers:
• Today's game marks the beginning of the 12th season of play for Liberty in the Big South Conference
• Liberty has posted an 8-3 record in 11 previous Big South openers
• The Flames have won their last six Big South openers
• The last time the Flames lost a Big South opener was a 27-24 setback to Gardner-Webb at home on Oct. 21, 2006
• During its current six-game Big South opener winning streak, the Flames have defeated Coastal Carolina twice (W/ 43-38 in Conway, S.C., in Oct. 4, 2008 and W/ 58-13 in Lynchburg, Va., on Oct. 17, 2009)

Versus Ranked Opponents:
• Liberty is 12-47 all-time against nationally ranked teams
• Liberty snapped a seven-game losing streak against nationally ranked teams, defeating No. 6/8 Stony Brook, 28-14, last year at home on Nov. 10
• The Stony Brook win marked the first time Liberty had defeated a nationally ranked team under head coach Turner Gill and the program's first-ever victory over a Top 10 team
• Liberty is 1-5 all-time in games against ranked opponents under head coach Turner Gill
• Liberty's last game against a nationally ranked team was a 30-21 loss at No. 20/23 Richmond on Sept. 21, 2013, where the Flames faced their former head coach in Danny Rocco (Liberty's head coach from 2006-2011)
• The game against Richmond marked the fourth nationally ranked team Liberty has faced under head coach Turner Gill in 11 non-conference games (last year, Liberty faced No. 24 Norfolk State, No. 14/12 Montana and No. 16/13 Lehigh)

Home Winning Streak:
• With the 73-7 win over Kentucky Wesleyan on Sept. 28, Liberty has won its last seven home games in a row
• Liberty's seven-game home winning streak started with a come-from-behind 42-35 victory over Gardner-Webb on Oct. 6, 2012
• Liberty has outscored its opponents by an average of 23.9 points per game during its current seven-game home winning streak (273 points scored, 106 points allowed)
• Following the come-from-behind win over Gardner-Webb on Oct. 6, 2012, Liberty has held each of its last six opponents at home below 20 points scored
• During the Flames' last six home wins, Liberty's opponents have scored an average of 11.8 points per game
• Liberty's home winning streak is currently tied for the fourth-longest active home winning streak among FCS programs in the country

Home Big South Winning Streak:
• Liberty enters Saturday's matchup against Coastal Carolina having won 18-consecutive home Big South Conference games
• Liberty's last loss to a Big South program at Williams Stadium was a 27-24 setback to Gardner-Webb on Oct. 21, 2006
• During Liberty's current 18-game home Big South win streak, the Flames have defeated three Top 25 programs: No. 24 Charleston Southern (W/ 34-20 – Nov. 11, 2006), No. 20 Coastal Carolina (W/ 63-27 – Oct. 15, 2011) and No. 6 Stony Brook (W/ 28-14 – Nov. 10, 2012)
• During Liberty's current 18-game home Big South winning streak, the Flames have scored 30 or more points 14 times, 40 or more points 10 times and 50 or more points six times
• Liberty has won its last 18 home Big South games by an average of 24.56 points per game
• Liberty has scored 777 points during the 18-game home Big South winning streak (43.17 points per game)
• Liberty has allowed Big South opponents to score 335 points during the 18-game home Big South winning streak (18.61 points per game)

Fourth Quarter Comparison:
• Liberty has been outscored by its opponents, 40-17, during the fourth quarter this year
• Coastal Carolina has outscored its opponents, 56-36, during the fourth quarter this year
• During two of the Flames' three losses this year, Liberty has led during the fourth quarter
• Liberty led 10-7 against Kent State early in the fourth quarter until the Golden Flashes scored twice during the final 11 minutes of the game to rally for a 17-10 win (39-yard FG at 10:57 and 42-yard TD pass at 4:28)
• Liberty led 17-7 against Old Dominion midway through the fourth quarter before the Monarchs scored twice during the final five minutes to rally for a 21-17 win (64-yard punt return at 4:22 and 27-yard TD pass with 28 seconds left)