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LibertyFlames.com Releases its Rocco Weekly Review Leading Into the Toledo Game
LibertyFlames.com had a chance to speak with head coach Danny Rocco just after the conclusion of Thursday's practice at William Stadium, the team's final tune-up before taking on Toledo this Saturday.
The contest marks Liberty's return to the road as the Flames are in the midst of a stretch where they are away from Williams Stadium five out of six weeks.
During the interview, Rocco reflected on the Flames' offensive explosion against St. Francis, Pa., last weekend, while he previewed the team's match-up with FBS opponent Toledo.
Be sure to check back each Friday to hear the Rocco Weekly Review to get your last-minute update on the Flames before they take to the field on Saturday.
Riding with the Rockets
Toledo will conclude a three-game homestand when it hosts the Flames, Saturday evening, at the Glass Bowl. The Rockets are 1-1 on the homestand and 1-4 overall this season.
Toledo's lone victory on the year came in a 36-35 win over Iowa State, when Greg Hay recovered a fumble in the end zone with 3:22 left to lift the Rockets past the visiting Cyclones.
A pair of running backs pace the Rockets' rushing attack. Jalen Parmele leads the team with 451 yards rushing on 98 carries (4.6 average) and three running touchdowns. DaJuane Collins follows closely behind with 228 yards and two touchdowns.
Aaron Opelt is Toledo's top passing threat, having completed 66-of-123 pass attempts for 686 yards and four touchdowns.
Stephen Williams leads the way among several different wide receivers, having caught 20 passes for 358 yards and two touchdowns. Nick Moore follows closely behind with 221 yards on 21 catches, with two touchdowns as well.
The Rockets shine in several different special teams' area as punter Brett Kern ranks No. 4 nationally, by averaging 47.0 yards per punt. Senior return specialist Jalen Parmele leads all FBS schools, averaging 38.14 yards per kickoff return.