Old Dominion Game Recap
Liberty opened up play at the FBS level in grand fashion, posting a 52-10 win over in-state foe Old Dominion, Saturday night, at Williams Stadium.
Team Notes • Liberty made a resounding debut at the FBS level, defeating Old Dominion, 52-10 in its first game as an FBS member. • Saturday's attendance of 20,425 was the fourth-highest in Williams Stadium history, and largest crowd to see a season opener at Williams Stadium in program history. • Liberty picked up its first home win over an FBS opponent. • The Flames have tied the all-time series with Old Dominion at 1-1, avenging a 21-17 setback to the Monarchs, Oct. 5, 2013 in Norfolk, Va. • Saturday's win was Liberty's first victory over any in-state opponent since its 26-21 FCS Playoffs triumph over James Madison on Nov. 29, 2014. • The Flames picked up their first-ever victory over a Conference USA opponent. • With the victory, Liberty has posted eight straight wins in season openers played in Lynchburg. • Liberty scored 38 unanswered points in the second half, the Flames' biggest run since scoring 41 straight points during a 41-7 victory over Robert Morris, Sept. 10, 2016. • Liberty's 52 points were the most scored by the Flames in a season opener since a 52-7 victory over Saint Francis (Pa.), Sept. 4, 2010. • The Flames racked up 591 total yards, their most since piling up 628 yards against Presbyterian in their most recent home game, Nov. 11, 2017. • Liberty scored its most second-half points (38) in a single game under Turner Gill, and its 28 fourth-quarter points were the most the Flames have scored in the final period under Gill. • In the fourth quarter, Liberty outscored ODU, 28-0, outgaining the Monarchs, 213-37.
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