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Game Day Central: Stony Brook

November 17, 2011
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Note: Includes all important Game Day links (Live Stats, Live Video, LaValle Stadium info, Directions, Parking, Ticket information, etc.)

Game Notes:
Stony Brook Game Notes

Television Coverage:
Provided by the Flames Sports Network

Liberty Channel - Local Coverage
(WTLU regionally in Lynchburg market)
Game Will be Carried Live

WSET 13.2 - Local/Regional Coverage
(WSET 13.2 is the Digital 2 station for WSET - Channel 13 in the Lynchburg/Roanoke markets)
Game Will be Carried Live

ESPN3.com - National Coverage
(Web-based internet stream from ESPN)
Game Will be Carried Live

MASN - Local/Regional Coverage
Game Will be Carried Live
Direct TV - Channel 640
Dish Network - Channel 432

JCTV - National Coverage
Game Will be Carried on a Delayed Basis

Christian Television Network - Regional Coverage
Game Will be Carried Live

Additional Live Coverage:
WFMZ - Channel 69 (Philadelphia, Pa.)


Radio Coverage:
Provided by the Flames Sports Network

Pregame Tailgating Show:
2:00 p.m.

Broadcast - Kickoff:
3:37 p.m. vs. Stony Brook

Flagship Station:
Victory FM (88.3 FM WRVL)

Network Affiliates:
Full List of Victory FM Network Affiliates


Today's Game
Following a week away from gridiron action, Liberty returns to the field for its final regular-season game of the year, where the Flames will face Stony Brook at LaValle Stadium in a battle for the 2011 Big South title.

Series with the Seawolves
The series between the Flames and the Seawolves is still relatively young, with the first meeting taking place three years ago in Lynchburg. Each time the home team has proven to be the victor, with Liberty leading the overall series, 2-1.

Last Time on Long Island
Liberty has only made the trip to Long Island once to face Stony Brook and the game two years ago saw two lead changes during the final minute of play. Liberty scored a go-ahead touchdown with 55 seconds left, when Tommy Beecher capped off a nine-play, 78-yard drive with a seven-yard pass to Dominique Jones to put the Flames up 33-29. However, Stony Brook quickly moved downfield 74 yards to recapture the lead 25 seconds later and secure a share of the Big South title with a 36-33 victory.

Battle of the Unbeatens
Both Liberty and Stony Brook are unbeaten in Big South play and enter today's game with identical 5-0 conference records. Only six undefeated conference teams remain among 124 FCS programs, as the Flames and Seawolves are joined in the elite group by Harvard (6-0/Ivy), Lehigh (5-0/Patriot), Montana State (7-0/Big Sky) and Sam Houston State (7-0/Southland).

All on the Line
For the first time in Big South history, two teams with 5-0 Big South records will meet during the final regular-season game of the year to determine this year's Big South title and the recipient of the league's automatic bid to the NCAA FCS Playoffs. The victor in today's game will also become the first team in league history to finish conference play with a 6-0 record.

Better Following a Bye Week
The Flames are coming off a week away from competition and the bye week has been kind to Liberty during the Danny Rocco era. Liberty has won its last four games following a bye week, doing so by an average margin of victory of 24.5 points per game (43.25 PF/18.75 PA).

Sensational 6-0
Both Liberty and Stony Brook enter today's match-up unbeaten in Big South play with 5-0 records. The victor in today's game will also become the first team in league history to finish conference play with a 6-0 record. Liberty has finished two previous seasons under head coach Danny Rocco undefeated in Big South play (4-0/2007, 5-0/2008).

Senior Day Salute
Today's contest marks the final regular-season game for 17 players, who have played a significant part in changing the culture of Liberty Football. This group has helped Liberty football with four-straight Big South titles and become a perennial Top 25 program. Thank you to the following players, who will be playing in their final home regular season game today: Matt Bevins, Aaron Brown, Mike Brown, Leo Cardenas, Asa Chapman, Mike Connolly, Ervin Garner, B.J. Hayes, Jeffery Henderson, Mike Larsson, KaJuan Lee, Julian Poindexter, Brandon Robinson, Tommy Shaver, Chris Summers, Mark Tomlin and Toney White.