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Game Day Central: Stony Brook

November 7, 2012
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Note: Includes all important Game Day links (Live Stats, Live Video, Willliams Stadium info, Directions, Parking, Ticket information, etc.)

Game Notes:
Stony Brook game notes

Television Coverage:

National Coverage:
ESPN3.com

MASN - Local/Regional Coverage

DirecTV – Channel 640
Dish Network – Channel 432

Radio Coverage:

Broadcast Times:
Pregame Tailgating Show: 2 p.m.
Kickoff: 3:37 p.m.

Flagship Station:
Victory FM (88.3 FM WRVL)

Network Affiliates:
Click here for Complete Network Affiliates listing

Liberty Football would like to thank the following individuals who will be participating in their final home football game today on Senior Day:
• Players: Korrey Davis, Elliott Dutra, Ryan Ferguson, Justin Gunn, Stan Herring, Sirchauncey Holloway, Pat Kelly, Bryant Lewellyn, Aaron Lundy, Nick Martin, Thomas Nelson, Greg Schuster, D.J. Sellman, Brent Vinson, Demetrius Ward and Jay Weatherington
• Student Managers: Tom Cirbus, Clay Copeland and Heather Bernhardt
• Student Trainer: Ben Baily

Stony Brook Series Notes:
• The series between the two programs is tied, 2-2
• The home team has won each time the two teams have previously faced each other
• Liberty has outscored Stony Brook 87-28 in the two meetings at Williams Stadium (33-0 in 2008, 54-28 in 2010)
• The outcome of the Stony Brook vs. Liberty game determined the Big South title in 2009, 2010 and 2011
• Liberty and Stony Brook have combined to win the last five Big South titles (Liberty – 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010: Stony Brook – 2009, 2010 and 2011, the two teams shared the title in 2009 and finished in a three-way tie for first with Coastal Carolina in 2010)
• The two teams are not currently scheduled to face each other again, as Stony Brook will be leaving the Big South Conference following the 2012 season to join the Colonial Athletic Association

Charleston Southern Series Review:
• Liberty leads the overall series 18-2
• Since Big South play began in 2002, Liberty is 10-1 against Charleston Southern
• Liberty has won seven-straight games against Charleston Southern
• Liberty and Charleston Southern have faced each other 20-straight seasons
• Liberty is now 10-1 when facing Charleston Southern at Williams Stadium
• Charleston Southern is the first opponent Liberty has faced 20 or more times on the gridiron

Charleston Southern Highlights:
• Liberty won for the fourth time in its last five games
• Liberty extended its Big South-record home conference winning streak to 17 games
• Liberty's last lost a Big South game at home on Oct. 21, 2006 to Gardner-Webb (L/ 21-24)
• The Flames opened the month of November with a victory for the fourth-straight season and the sixth time in the last seven years

Attendance Numbers Notes:
• Following the game Charleston Southern, Liberty ranks No. 9 nationally in total attendance (83,491), No. 12 in average home attendance (16,698) and No. 22 in filling stadium capacity (86.97 percent)
• The game was the fifth highest FCS attended game in the country this past weekend
• Liberty will enter the Stony Brook game needing 15,025 fans to attend in order to break the all-time single-season stadium attendance record (98,515 set in 2011)
• Liberty will enter the Stony Brook game needing 16,510 fans in attendance to surpass the 100,000 mark in home attendance for the first time in program history

Liberty vs. Ranked Opponents:
• Liberty is 11-46 all-time against nationally ranked teams
• Liberty has dropped seven of its last eight matchups against ranked opponents
• The last nationally ranked team Liberty defeated was No. 20 Coastal Carolina, 63-27, at home on Oct. 15, 2011
• Liberty has already faced three nationally ranked teams in 2012: No. 24 Norfolk State (9/8), No. 14/12 Montana (9/15) and No. 16/13 Lehigh (9/22)
• Liberty has faced four or more Top 25 programs in the same season five times in program history: 1987 (No. 7 Appalachian State, No. 7 Central Florida, No. 16 Western Illinois, No. 17 Eastern Illinois), 1991 (No. 6 Furman, No. 11 Samford, No. 14 Boise State, No. 14 James Madison, No. 28 Youngstown State), 1993 (No. 3 Troy State, No. 4 Youngstown State, No. 9 North Carolina A&T and No. 13 Central Florida). 1997 (No. 15 Appalachian State, No. 19 Cal Poly, No. 21 Hofstra, No. 25 Hampton), 1999 (No. 3 Appalachian State, No. 13 East Tennessee State, No. 20 South Florida, No. 22 Elon)
• Liberty has faced a Top 10 ranked team 14 times in program history (record: 0-14)
• Liberty has hosted six Top 10 ranked programs at Williams Stadium (highest was No. 2 Western Illinois on Oct. 22, 1988)
• The last time the Flames hosted a Top 10 ranked team at Williams Stadium was No. 6 James Madison on Sept. 26, 2009 (L/10-24)
• The highest ranked team Liberty has defeated in program history was No. 12 Elon, who Liberty defeated on Nov. 22, 2008 (26-3)