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On Saturday, the Flames moved to 2-0 with a resounding 44-27 victory over visiting Glenville State.
For the second year in a row, LibertyFlames.com will be bringing audio and video footage from head coach Danny Rocco's postgame press conferences for each of Liberty's 12-regular season games. Video footage will be provided for all home games, while audio coverage will follow Liberty's five road contests.
News and Notes from the Glenville State game:
• The Glenville State game was played in front of 13,917 fans, the seventh-largest home crowd in Williams Stadium history.
• The attendance figure marked the 10th time in 14 games under head coach Danny Rocco that Liberty has filled Williams Stadium over its capacity (12,000).
• Following the weekend's games, Liberty now ranks third nationally among FCS programs in filling stadium capacity (121.78 percent), fourth in total home attendance (29,228) and 14th in average home attendance (14,614).
• Since head coach Danny Rocco's arrival in 2006, Liberty has averaged 12,938 fans in 14 home contests at William Stadium, while posting a 12-2 record.
• Dating back to last year, the Flames have reeled off seven-straight victories, which ranks tied with Harvard for the second-longest winning streak among FCS programs (Dayton is the current FCS leader with eight-straight wins).
• Liberty's seven-game winning streak is the third longest in program history, ranking only behind an eight-game streak over the 1992-93 seasons and a program-best 10-game streak over the 1988-89 seasons.
• The victory by the Flames pushed the team's record to 2-0 on the season, marking the third-straight season Liberty has opened the year by winning its first two games.
• Next week, the Flames will be looking for their first 3-0 start since 1997, when Liberty claimed victory in its first four games en route to a 9-2 overall record.
• Five of Liberty's six touchdowns on the evening against Glenville State were scored on plays greater than 20 yards.
• Glenville State's 56-yard rushing touchdown in the first quarter was the second longest allowed by a Danny Rocco-coached Flames team (longest came on a 70-yard run by Coastal Carolina's Mike Tolbert on Oct. 28, 2006).
• Liberty's defense held Glenville State's offense in check for the first three quarters of the game, as the Pioneers did not record their first third-down conversion until the 3:41 mark of the third.
• Following its second 40-point effort of the season, Liberty currently ranks No. 4 nationally among FCS programs, averaging 46.5 points scored per game.
• Zach Terrell's one-yard touchdown run late in the first quarter pushed the senior's consecutive-game streak with a rushing touchdown to 18 games.
• Zach Terrell led the Flames with 110 yards rushing, posting his eighth career 100-yard rushing performance.
• With his eighth career 100-yard rushing game, Zach Terrell now ranks tied with Eugene Goodman for sixth place on Liberty's all-time 100-yard rushers.
• Zach Terrell's one-yard rushing touchdown was the 28th of his career, moving him into sole possession of second place on the Big South's career rushing touchdown list.
• Zach Terrell also now ranks fourth on Liberty's all-time career rushing touchdown list with 28 touchdowns.
• Mike Brown's 45-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter was the eighth longest rush from scrimmage by a quarterback in Big South history and the fourth longest for a touchdown.
• Dominic Bolden's 72-yard touchdown reception in the first quarter was the longest reception of the senior's career.
• The 72-yard touchdown pass by Brock Smith to Dominic Bolden was the second-longest touchdown pass of Smith's career (longest was an 86-yard pass during the VMI game in 2007).
• Brock Smith finished the Glenville State game tossing three touchdown passes, sixth time the senior has passed for a trio of scores in a game and the third time in his last four contests.
• With his three touchdown passes, Brock Smith moved into fourth place on the Flames' career touchdown passing list, as the senior's 36 career touchdown passes moves him past Ben Anderson (1994-97).
• Dominic Bolden's 72-yard punt return during the second quarter was the first punt return of the senior's career, but his fourth career special teams touchdown return (three kickoff returns for a touchdown).
• Dominic Bolden's 72-yard punt return for a touchdown in the second quarter was the sixth longest punt return in Big South Conference history.
• With his 72-yard punt return for a touchdown, Dominic Bolden became the third player in Big South history to have returned by a kickoff and a punt for a touchdown (joining fellow teammates Jonathan Crawford and Wynton Jackson).
• Two newcomers led the Flames defensively, as Jamal Giddens finished with a team-best eight stops in his first career start, while Daryl Robertson came off the bench to record seven stops including 3.5 tackles for a loss.
• Liberty finished the game with 11 team tackles for a loss (of 35 total yards), marking the most negative-yardage stops since the Flames matched the mark in their 2007 opener against Tusculum.
• Following the 11-TFL tackle effort, the Flames rank No. 13 nationally in tackles for a loss, averaging 8.5 per contest.