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Between the Lines: Flames' Passing Game

September 25, 2014  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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Throughout the 2014 football season, LFSN Game On reporter Alan York will take a weekly look inside Liberty's football program in a segment called "Between the Lines."

During this week's segment, York looks at the recent development of Liberty's passing game, which has the Flames currently ranked as one of the top tiered FCS teams in the country.

Liberty enters this week's matchup at Indiana State ranked No. 11 in the country in team passing efficiency (158.71), No. 20 in passing offense (260.8 passing yards per game), No. 23 in scoring offense (35.0 points per game) and No. 25 in total offense (437.3 yards per game).

Through four games this year, junior quarterback Josh Woodrum has thrown for 1,043 yards and six touchdowns, thanks to consecutive 300-yard passing games (Brevard – 327 yards; Bryant – 319 yards). He currently ranks No. 1 in the country in yards per pass attempt (9.66), No. 7 in passing yards, No. 10 in passing yards per completion (15.34) and No. 12 in points responsible for (54).

Woodrum's top target has been fellow junior Darrin Peterson, who has 22 receptions for 457 yards and a touchdown reception. Nationally, he ranks No. 2 in receiving yards and No. 8 in receiving yards per game (114.3) after posting his fifth and sixth career 100-yard receiving games against Brevard and Bryant.

Peterson is followed on Liberty's receiving list by senior Gabe Henderson (13 receptions, 174 yards). Henderson enters the Indiana State game needing four receiving yards to join Peterson in the 1,000-career receiving yard club (Peterson – 1,342 yards; Henderson – 996 yards).

In total, 10 different players have caught passes through the first four games of the 2014 season, with six different players recording Liberty's six total passing touchdowns.