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Game Day Central: Charleston Southern

November 20, 2013
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Football Game Note:
Liberty vs. Charleston Southern game notes

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

Radio Coverage:
Liberty Flames Sports Network
LFSN Radio Network Affiliates List
• Pregame: 10 a.m.
• Kickoff: 11:04 p.m.
Play-By-Play Broadcaster: Alan York
Color Commentator: Paul Rutigliano
Sidelines: Nick Pierce
Pregame: Jamie Hall, Matt Camire & Nick Pierce

Series with Charleston Southern:
• Liberty leads the overall series, 18-2
• Liberty has won 10 out of 11 games between the two teams since starting Big South play in 2002
• Saturday will be the 21st season the two teams have met, the longest series in program history for the Flames
• Liberty is 8-1 when facing Charleston Southern on the road
• Liberty has scored 30 or more points in six out of nine meetings at CSU Stadium
• Liberty has scored twice as many points as Charleston Southern in the nine games at CSU Stadium (Liberty 301, Charleston Southern 150)
• Liberty is averaging 33.4 points per game when facing Charleston Southern at CSU Stadium
• Liberty has beaten Charleston Southern when the Buccaneers were nationally ranked (Liberty defeated No. 24 Charleston Southern, 34-20, at home on Nov. 11, 2006)

Versus Ranked Opponents:
• Liberty is 12-48 all-time against nationally ranked teams
• The last time Liberty faced a ranked opponent, the Flames loss to No. 6/4 Coastal Carolina on Oct. 19 and marked the second Top 25 setback for Liberty this year (also loss to No. 20/23 Richmond on Sept. 21)
• Liberty's Oct. 19 loss marked the 16th time that Liberty has faced a Top 10 ranked FCS opponent
• Liberty is now 1-15 all-time in games against Top 10 ranked teams
• Liberty's lone victory over a Top 10 ranked team came last year when the Flames defeated No. 6/8 Stony Brook, 28-14, at Williams Stadium on Nov. 10
• Liberty is 1-6 all-time in games against ranked opponents under head coach Turner Gill
• Liberty will face its third nationally ranked team in Charleston Southern on Saturday, marking the third-straight year the Flames have face three or more ranked opponents

Noting November:
• The Flames won their third game in the month of November last Saturday with a 59-21 victory over Brevard
• The game against Brevard is the third of four games this year for the Flames during November
• Since the 2006 season, Liberty has posted a 20-4 record in the 11th month of the year
• Since the 2003 season, Liberty has posted a 26-7 record in the 11th month of the year
• Liberty was 3-0 last year in the month of November during its first season under head coach Turner Gill (W/ 26-12 vs. Charleston Southern; W/ 28-14 vs. No. 6 Stony Brook; W/ 33-14 at VMI)
• Liberty is now a perfect 6-0 in games played under head coach Turner Gill during November
• During the last 10 seasons, Liberty has posted a perfect record in November five times (2003, 2004, 2006, 2007 and 2012)
• During the 2003 season, Liberty finished the month of November with a 4-0 record, marking the only time Liberty has won four games in the 11th month of the year in program history

What the Brevard Win Meant to Liberty:
• Liberty captured it sixth home victory of the year, accounting for the third time in program history Liberty has won six home games in a season (also in 2007/6-0 and 2008/6-1)
• Liberty guaranteed itself a winning record for the eighth straight season
• Liberty has posted a winning record (better than .500) 21 times in program history (1974, 1976, 1979, 1980, 1982, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1992, 1993, 1995, 1997, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013)
• Liberty captured its seventh victory, marking the 15th time in program history the Flames have posted seven or more victories in a season
• Liberty claimed its fourth straight victory, marking the first four-game winning streak for the Flames under head coach Turner Gill (Liberty won three games in a row twice during the 2012 season)

What a Win over Charleston Southern Means to Liberty:
• Liberty would claim its sixth Big South title in the last season years, tying Coastal Carolina for the most Big South titles in league history
• 2007 (outright title before BSC had AQ to NCAA FCS Playoffs)
• 2008 (outright title before BSC had AQ to NCAA FCS Playoffs)
• 2009 (shared title with Stony Brook and SBU claimed BSC AQ with head-to-head win over LU)
• 2010 (shared title with Coastal Carolina and Stony Brook and CCU claimed AQ based up BSC three-way tiebreaker/defensive points allowed in BSC games)
• 2012 (shared tied with Coastal Carolina and Stony Brook and CCU claimed AQ based upon BSC three-way tiebreaker/road conference records)
• Liberty would claim its eighth victory of the year, marking the ninth time in program history the Flames have posted eight or more wins in a season (1979, 1988, 1995, 1997, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010)
• Liberty would win its fifth game in a row, the first five-game winning streak under head coach Turner Gill and the Flames' first five-game winning streak since Liberty won six straight midway through the 2011 season
• Liberty would win its last game of the season for the eighth time in the last 12 seasons (2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010 and 2012)
• Liberty would defeat a Top 20 ranked program in its final game of the year for the second time in the last six seasons (Liberty wrapped up the 2008 season with a 26-3 victory over No. 12 Elon at home on Nov. 22)
• Liberty would give head coach Turner Gill his eighth victory of the season, marking the second time in his eight seasons as a head coach with eight victories (Gill guided Buffalo to a MAC Championship and International Bowl appearance in 2008 with an 8-6 record)