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2016 Football Opponent Preview: Gardner-Webb

October 27, 2016  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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Liberty will look to remain unbeaten in Big South play when the Flames host the Runnin' Bulldogs of Gardner-Webb at Williams Stadium during Family Weekend this Saturday.

Liberty has won four straight home matchups with Gardner-Webb since the Runnin' Bulldogs' last win at Williams Stadium in 2006. Fourth-year head coach Carroll McCray picked up his first win over the Flames last season, when Gardner-Webb posted a 34-20 home victory on Oct. 10, 2015.

Last Meeting with Gardner-Webb
Oct. 10, 2015
Gardner-Webb 34, No. 15/15 Liberty 20
Boiling Springs, N.C. (Spangler Stadium)
Series Note: Liberty leads the series, 12-9-1
• On a soggy night in Boiling Springs, Gardner-Webb jumped out to a 20-0 lead and held off Liberty's comeback attempt to post its first win over the Flames since 2006.
• Liberty cut its deficit to 27-20 before fumbling a punt with 3:17 remaining. That set up Gardner-Webb QB Tyrell Maxwell for a game-clinching five-yard touchdown run.
• Maxwell starred for the Runnin' Bulldogs throughout the game, finishing with 176 rushing yards and three TDs while also throwing for 105 yards and a score.
• Liberty QB Josh Woodrum was 30-of-45 passing for 307 yards and a score.
• His top target was Darrin Peterson, who tallied nine receptions for 107 yards and a TD.
Zac Parker caught five passes and returned a punt 71 yards for a touchdown for the Flames.