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Football Photo Gallery: Tusculum Game

September 3, 2007
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The sun sets just over the Blue Ridge Mountains, creating a picturesque backdrop for Saturday evening’s game against Tusculum.

The sun sets just over the Blue Ridge Mountains, creating a picturesque backdrop for Saturday evening's game against Tusculum.

Below are just a few snapshots from Saturday evening's football home opener against Tusculum, giving you a glimpse of the exciting action that took place at Williams Stadium.

For more information about the contest, please read the game recap below:
Touchdowns off a punt return and an interception helped Liberty overcome a sluggish first quarter en route to a 38-14 season-opening victory over Tusculum, Saturday evening.
Link to full recap and box score

 

 

Fans dressed in loving honor of Dr. Jerry Falwell for Saturday evening's contest, wearing white shirts adorned with red ties, a Falwell wardrobe staple for many years.

Prior to the start of the contest, Liberty ceremonially honored founder Dr. Jerry Falwell, who passed away last May, by starting a new game day tradition. Members of the University Police force raised a No. 71 flag underneath the Liberty Flames flag above the South end zone, just prior to the team taking the field.

New flame throwers were brought in for the 2007 season, adding to the stadium ambiance as the team takes the field. The flame throwers can shoot up to 30-foot flaming streams, doing so as the Flames enter the field prior to the contest and after every Liberty score.

The team bursts out of the Liberty Flames tunnel and onto the field as the band plays the school's fight song, Fan the Flames.

Zach Terrell eluded defenders all evening en route to 153 rushing yards, marking the junior's third-best rushing performance as a member of the program.

Vince Redd certainly made his presence known during his first game with the team, finishing third on the night with eight tackles, including four for a loss, two sacks, a pass break up and a quarterback hurry.

Junior team captain Brock Smith hands the ball off to running back Zach Terrell, a play which accounted for over 25 percent of Liberty's offensive plays on Saturday evening.

Dominic Bolden was one of two receivers to lead the Flames with four receptions for 63 yards.

Terron Lawrence breaks through the Pioneers' offensive line for a few hard-earned yards.

Fullback Wes Cheek celebrates one of his two rushing touchdowns with offensive lineman Britt Stone.

Director of Spiritual Development Ed Gomes gathers both teams around at midfield for a postgame prayer.

Liberty posted the second-highest attendance figure in program history on Saturday with 14,925 in attendance at the Flames' home opener.