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Liberty dropped its third-straight road game as Toledo sneaked away with a 35-34 comeback victory over Liberty, Saturday evening, at the Glass Bowl.
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Flame Facts from the Toledo Game:
• The Toledo contest gave Liberty a match-up with a FBS program for the ninth-consecutive season.
• The one-point loss to Toledo was the closest Liberty has come to equaling one of the biggest wins in the history of the program. Liberty's lone victory over a FBS program came in a 25-24 upset of Eastern Michigan on Oct. 14, 1989, in Ypsilanti Mich.
• The Toledo contest marked the conclusion of the first half of Liberty's season. Liberty has next weekend off before beginning Big South play on the road at Charleston Southern on Oct. 20.
• Liberty posted its second-straight game with just three penalties for 25 yards against Toledo. Over the first four games of the season, the Flames were averaging 6.2 penalties for 52.5 yards per contest.
• Liberty finished the Toledo game with 150 total return yards, giving the Flames their fifth game out of six with 140 or more total return yards. Liberty is averaging 162.5 total return yards per contest this year.
• Liberty finished the Toledo game with a +2.0 turnover margin, marking the fourth game this year Liberty has finished with a positive turnover rate.
• On the season, Liberty has collected 13 turnovers, while giving the ball away just seven times.
• Toledo finished the contest with a 14:26 time of possession (TOP) advantage, marking the largest TOP edge a Liberty opponent has had this year. Liberty's opponents have won the TOP battle in five out of six games.
• For the fourth time this year, Liberty finished a contest with four or fewer third-down conversion as Liberty was 4-for-11 on third-down plays against Toledo.
• Liberty allowed a season-high 267 rushing yards to Toledo, marking the first opponent to rush for more than 200 yards since No. 16 William & Mary rushed for 335 yards and five touchdowns on Sept. 24, 2005.
• Liberty scored on six out of nine drives on the evening, including four touchdowns and two field goals.
• Liberty finished the Toledo game averaging 5.6 yards per play, giving Liberty five out of six games this year in which the team has averaged five yards per contest.
• For the fifth time in six games this year, Liberty finished the game with an interception.
• One of Liberty's two interceptions on the evening was returned by Ryan Greiser 35 yards for a touchdown, giving Liberty three returned interceptions for a touchdown this year.
• Ryan Greiser became the seventh Flames' defender to pick off a pass this season.
• Liberty finished the Toledo contest with just two pass breakups, the team's lowest mark of the season in the statistical category.
• Liberty 98 total tackles finishes tied for the second-highest mark this season, falling just shy of the team's season-high of 104 tackles against Elon.
• For the third-straight game and the fifth time out of six games, Wynton Jackson finished the game with a touchdown on a 19-yard pass play at the beginning of the third quarter.
• Zach Terrell missed the first game of his Liberty career due to a wrist injury, ending a streak of 27-straight games he has seen playing time.
• Rashad Jennings rushed for a season-high 160 yards on 24 carries, while adding two touchdowns.
• The 160 yards marked the eighth time in 15 games that Rashad Jennings had rushed for more than 100 yards since joining the program.
• Rashad Jennings' 160 yards pushed him into the No. 9 spot in the Big South all-time career rushing yards list. The junior now has 1,443 career yards to his credit.
• Rashad Jennings' two touchdown runs gave the junior 15 in his career, which is tied for tenth place in Big South Conference history.
• Dominic Bolden's 72-yard kickoff return was the third-longest of his career with the junior having tallied three kickoff returns for 70 or more yards.
• Dominic Bolden's 141 total kickoff return yards marked a new career best for the junior and was the sixth-best single-game kickoff return performance in Big South Conference history.
• After 141 kickoff return yards, Dominic Bolden now ranks No. 7 on the Big South's all-time career kickoff return yardage list with 693 career kickoff return yards.
• Stevie Ray Lloyd led the Flames with a career-high 15 tackles, including nine assisted tackles.
• Stevie Ray Lloyd's previous best was 13 against Elon just two weeks ago.
• Stevie Ray Lloyd tied a career-high with six solo tackles (also against Elon) and nine assisted stops (against VMI last season).
• Steven Ackley finished second on the squad with 11 tackles, which bested his previous career-high of 10 tackles against Norfolk State in 2005.
• Ryan Greiser posted his second double-figure tackle game of the year with 10 stops against Toledo on Saturday.
• Both Ryan Greiser and Pat Dickerson moved over the 100 career tackle mark against Toledo. Greiser has 10 tackles, giving him 107 during his career, while Dickerson has seven stops to give him 104 career tackles.