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Fogg's Efforts Against VMI Honored by BSC
Kevin Fogg helped turn the tide in Liberty's back-and-forth battle with VMI on Saturday afternoon, and on Monday the junior was named this week's Big South Special Teams Player of the Week for his efforts.
Following a VMI touchdown midway through the third quarter, the fourth lead change of the game, Fogg allowed Liberty to reclaim the lead for good in one single play.
The junior returned a kickoff 90 yards for a touchdown, staking the Flames to a 30-24 edge and giving Liberty the momentum swing it needed to remain unbeaten in Big South play with a 37-31 victory over the Keydets.
Fogg finished the game with four kickoff returns for 153 yards and he currently leads all FCS players in the country with a 34.94 kickoff returns yards average. Fogg is the only Division I player in the country (either FCS or FBS) with three kickoff returns for a touchdown in 2011.
On the season, Fogg has returned 18 kickoffs for 629 yards and his total return yardage ranks fifth-best in single-season school history. He will enter Liberty's regular-season finale against Stony Brook needing 63 kickoff return yards to tie Liberty's single-season record held by Adrian Hall (692 yards/2002).
With his 90-yard kickoff return for a touchdown against VMI, Fogg became the second player in Big South history to return three kickoffs for a touchdown in a season (joining Charleston Southern's Gerald Stevenson/2010).
On defense, the defensive back finished the VMI game with six tackles (three solo, three assisted), his second forced fumble of the season and first fumble recovery of the year.
This is the third time this season Fogg has received a Big South weekly honor and his second Special Teams Player of the Week honor in the last three weeks.
Fogg and the rest of the Flames have this week to prepare for their regular-season finale against fellow Big South unbeaten Stony Brook (4-0) on Nov. 19 in Stony Brook, N.Y. During this game, Liberty will look to become the first team in league history to finish conference play with a 6-0 record and capture the league's automatic bid to the NCAA FCS Playoffs.