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Game Day Central: Gardner-Webb

October 23, 2013
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Game Notes:
Liberty vs. Gardner-Webb game note

TV Coverage:
ESPN3
Play-By-Play Broadcaster: Evan Lepler
Color Commentator: Ralph Patterson
Sideline/Pregame/Halftime Reporters:
None

Radio Coverage:
Liberty Flames Sports Network
LFSN Radio Network Affiliates List
• Pregame: 5 p.m.
• Kickoff: 6:07 p.m.
Play-By-Play Broadcaster: Alan York
Color Commentator: Paul Rutigliano
Sidelines: Nick Pierce
Pregame: Jamie Hall, Matt Camire & Nick Pierce

Series with Gardner-Webb:
• Liberty leads the overall series, 10-8-1
• Since Big South play began in 2002, Liberty has won seven out of the 11 matchups
• Liberty has won six-straight games against Gardner-Webb
• Liberty's last loss to Gardner-Webb was a 27-24 setback in Lynchburg on Oct. 21, 2006
• During Liberty's last three trips to Boiling Springs, N.C., the Flames have outscored Gardner-Webb, 117-31, and won the three games by an average of 28.7 points per game
• Liberty is 4-4-1 all-time in games played at Gardner-Webb

Big South Home Winning Streak Snapped:
• Liberty's loss to Coastal Carolina on Saturday ended the Flames' 18-game home Big South Conference winning streak (conference record)
• Prior to Saturday, Liberty's last loss at home to a Big South team was to Gardner-Webb on Oct. 21, 2006 (lost 27-24)
• During Liberty's 18-game home Big South win streak, the Flames 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 18-game home Big South winning streak, the Flames had scored 30 or more points 14 times, 40 or more points 10 times and 50 or more points six times
• During Liberty's 18-game home Big South winning streak, the Flames won their games by an average of 24.56 points per game
• Liberty scored 777 points during its 18-game home Big South winning streak (43.17 points per game)
• Liberty allowed Big South opponents to score 335 points during its 18-game home Big South winning streak (18.61 points per game)

Big South Openers:
• Liberty's loss to Coastal Carolina last Saturday snapped a six-game Big South opener winning streak for the Flames
• Liberty is now 8-4 all-time in Big South openers
• Prior to last Saturday's double overtime setback to the Chanticleers, Liberty's last Big South opening loss was a 27-24 loss to Gardner-Webb on Oct. 21, 2006
• During its previous six-game Big South opener winning streak, the Flames had 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)

Wins vs. Losses for the Flames in 2013:
• In Liberty's three wins this year, the Flames have outscored opponents 156 to 32
• Liberty has won its three games in 2013 by an average of 41.3 points per game (52.0 PF, 10.7 PA)
• In Liberty's three wins this year, the Flames nearly doubled up their opponents in total offensive yards (Liberty 1,292/430.7 per game; Opponents – 663/221.0 per game)
• In Liberty's three wins in 2013, the Flames have rushed for 693 yards (13 TDs) and thrown for 599 yards (5 TDs)
• In Liberty's three wins in 2013, the Flames have committed four turnovers (3 INTs, 1 fumble) and forced eight turnovers (7 INTs, 1 fumble)
• Liberty's four losses in 2013 have come by a combined 23 points (average of 5.8 points per game)
• In Liberty's four losses this year, Liberty has allowed 1,893 total offensive yards (473.2 per game) and amassed 1,624 total offensive yards (406.0 per game)
• In Liberty's four losses this year, the Flames have rushed for 517 yards (6 TDs) and thrown for 1,107 yards (7 TDs)
• In Liberty's four losses this year, Liberty has committed four turnovers (2 INTs, 2 fumbles) and forced six turnovers (3 INTs, 3 fumbles)

100-Yard Receiving Games in the Gardner-Webb Series:
• Liberty has had a receiver post a 100-yard receiving game each of the last four times the Flames have squared off against Gardner-Webb
• In 2011, Pat Kelly (123 yards) and Ryan Ferguson (108 yards) both surpassed the 100-yard mark
• In 2010, Chris Summers (133 yards) and Tommy Shaver (110 yards) finished the game with 100-plus receiving yards
• In 2009, Chris Summers led all Flames' receivers with 119 receiving yards
• In 2008, Mike Brown finished the matchup against Gardner-Webb with 198 receiving yards

Last Time versus Gardner-Webb:
• In the last meeting against Gardner-Webb, Liberty rallied in the second half and won 42-35 at Williams Stadium on Oct. 6, 2012 (Liberty's Homecoming weekend)
• The win was the first victory for head coach Turner Gill at Liberty
• A one-yard touchdown run by Gardner-Webb's Kenny Little at the 13:53 mark of the third quarter put Gardner-Webb up 28-10
• Liberty scored 32 of the game's last 39 points to rally for the victory
• The two teams combined for 989 total offensive yards in the game (508 – Liberty; 481 – Gardner-Webb
• 78.0 percent of the two teams' total offensive yardage came via the passing game with Liberty throwing for 388 yards and Gardner-Webb passing for 383 yards (771 combined)
• Liberty's Josh Woodrum earned his first victory as a starting quarterback during the game, completing 25-of-31 passing attempts for 373 yards and three touchdowns
• Woodrum's 373 passing yards against Gardner-Webb in 2012 was his career high until he threw for 382 yards against Coastal Carolina last week
• Gardner-Webb's Lucas Beatty finished the game 27-of-32 for 383 yards and one touchdown
• Both quarterbacks finished the game completing more than 80 percent of their passing attempts (Woodrum 25-of-31/80.6 percent; Beatty 27-of-32/84.4 percent)
• Gardner-Webb scored four of its five touchdowns during the game on the ground, rushing for 98 yards and four touchdowns
• Liberty rushed for 120 yards and scored one rushing touchdown