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LFSN Postgame Show: Old Dominion

September 2, 2018  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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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.