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Liberty won its fifth-straight home game with a 68-10 win over visiting St. Francis (Pa.), Saturday evening, at Williams Stadium.
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Flame Facts from the St. Francis Game:
• The St. Francis contest was played in front of 13,893 fans, giving Liberty its third-straight home game with an attendance figure over Williams Stadium's capacity of 12,000. The attendance count was the third largest in program history.
• Liberty currently ranks No. 7 nationally in filling stadium capacity (114.30 percent), No. 8 in total home attendance (41,149) and No. 17 in average home attendance (13,716).
• The victory over St. Francis, Pa., pushed Liberty's home record to 3-0 on the year and 6-2 under head coach Danny Rocco.
• Liberty's 68 points scored against the Red Flash ties for the third highest in program history.
Liberty also scored 68 points in a 68-0 victory over Newport News on Oct. 9, 1976.
• The 68 points scored was the program's second best against a Division I opponent, falling just one point shy of the Flames' 69-21 win over Norfolk State on Nov. 8, 2003.
• After the 68-point scoring outburst, the Flames rank No. 7 nationally in scoring offense, averaging 39.2 points per game on the year.
• The Flames held the Red Flash to 16 rushing yards, the fewest rushing yards Liberty has allowed since holding Charleston Southern to negative one yard on 35 carries during a 17-6 win on Nov. 1, 2003.
• For the first time this season, the Flames won the "Battle of the Clock" finishing with a slight 44-second time of possession advantage against St. Francis, Pa. (30:22 to 29:38).
• The Flames rushed for 379 yards on 50 carries against the Red Flash, averaging 7.6 yards per rushing attempt.
• The 379 rushing yards marks the most by Liberty since 459 yards on 57 carries against Norfolk State on Nov. 8, 2003.
• Rashad Jennings and Zach Terrell became the 11th tandem in program history to dash beyond the 100-yard mark in the same contest and the first since Dre Barnes (180) and Sam Gado (166) accomplished the same feat against VMI on Nov. 6, 2004.
• Zach Terrell's 75-yard touchdown run gave the junior his 11th-straight game with a rushing touchdown.
• Zach Terrell's 75-yard touchdown run is tied for the fifth longest in program history, as Johnny Shepherd also had a 75-yard rushing touchdown against Catawba in 1978.
• Zach Terrell's 75-yard touchdown run was the sixth longest in Big South Conference history.
• Rashad Jennings rushed for 101 yards on 16 carries, giving the junior his seventh career 100-yard rushing game in 14 contests at Liberty.
• Quarterback Brock Smith tied a career high with three touchdown passes on the evening. He also had three touchdown passes against Charleston Southern in 2005.
• For the second-straight week, back-up quarterback Spencer Landis had a touchdown pass with the sophomore throwing an 11-yard pass play to Dominic Bolden.
• Wynton Jackson posted his second 100-yard receiving game of the year and the third of his career with a team-best 115 yards on four receptions, two of which were for a touchdown.
• Wynton Jackson finished the contest with 267 all-purpose yards, the second most by a player in a single game in Big South Conference history.
• Dominic Bolden touched the ball three times on Saturday and scored each time for a career-high 18 points. Bolden caught two touchdown passes (11 and 28 yards) and added a 10-yard rushing touchdown.
• Wynton Jackson returned five punts for 60 yards, giving the senior 503 career punt return yards, which is a new Big South Conference record. The previous record holder was Kory Altston of Gardner-Webb with 484 career yards.
• Ryan Best recovered Al Bailey's blocked punt and returned it five yards for a touchdown, becoming the first player since Larry Jordan to return a blocked punt for a touchdown. Jordan blocked and returned it for a touchdown against Cal Poly on Nov. 21, 1998.
• Kyle O'Donnell tallied his first career interception, giving Liberty seven on the year and a picked-off pass in four out of five games. Liberty is currently tied for No. 18 nationally in total interceptions.
• The Flames finished the evening with a season-best 11 quarterback hurries and six pass breakups.
• For the second-straight week, Liberty finished a game with 8.0 tackles for loss (39 yards). Liberty currently ranks No. 28 in the country in average tackles for loss in a game (7.6).
• The Flames tied a season-high with three sacks for a loss of 24 total yards.
• Patrick Bannon had his second-straight breakout performance as the true freshman led the team with seven tackles, including two sacks (17 yards).
• In his first career start due to the injury to Nick Hursky, Pierre Tinsley tallied a career-high six tackles, all of which were assisted.
• Tim Torrence tied a career-high with six tackles on Saturday, as the sophomore also had six stops against Savannah State last year.