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2013 Season Recap with Coach Gill: Offense
Today, LibertyFlames.com begins a three-part series looking back on the 2013 football season with head coach Turner Gill. During today's video session, Liberty Flames Sports Network reporter Alan York and Gill review the Flames' offense.
Liberty's offensive production was certainly up this season. The Flames finished their year ranked No. 15 in the country in scoring offense (37.3 points per game). Liberty scored 50 or more points in a game four times and scored the second most points in a season in program history (447 points).
Of the 16 first and second team All-Big South selections Liberty had last week, eight were offensive players (first team – Darrin Peterson/WR, Brandon Apon/TE, Hunter Steward/OL; second team – Josh Woodrum/QB, Desmond Rice/RB, Jonathan Burgess/OL, Mitch Hanson/OL and Greg Ray/OL).
The Flames' offense was led by second-year starting quarterback Josh Woodrum. He had a banner year, leading the Flames and ranked No. 1 in the Big South in passing yards (2,581) and passing touchdowns (19). Woodrum also had the second-best sophomore passing season in program history with 2,581 passing yards.
Running back Desmond Rice finished the year with 16 rushing touchdowns, one shy of the single-season school record. Wide receiver Darrin Peterson led the Flames and ranks No. 2 in the Big South in receptions (57) and receiving touchdowns (7). He had the second-best sophomore receiving season in program history with 809 receiving yards.
Tight end Brandon Apon left his mark on the Big South record. He finished his career with the most career touchdown receptions by a tight end (8), four of which he recorded during his senior campaign.
Four of the Flames' starting five offensive linemen earned Big South all-conference honors in 2013. The group helped Liberty rank No. 36 in the country in total offense (420.8 total offensive yards per game) and rush for a school record 36 touchdowns.
Later this week, York and Gill will return to look back at Liberty's defense, while the series will conclude next week with a look at the Flames' special teams unit.