The Flames will honor 17 players on Senior Day this Saturday when they welcome in-state foe Norfolk State to Williams Stadium for Liberty's 2018 season finale.
Game Day Central Links: • Live Audio (LFSN Radio) • Live Stats (LibertyFlames.com) • Live Video (ESPN3) • Liberty Game Notes • Norfolk State Game Notes • Williams Stadium • Williams Stadium Clear Bag Policy • Liberty University Homecoming Weekend Information • Flames Ticket Office • Weather – Lynchburg, Va.
Flames Nation Facts - Top Five Things Fans Need to Know for Satuday! • Gates Open at 12 p.m. - For more information about game day, see Williams Stadium Fan Guide • Flames Fan Fest - New Game Day tradition free fan event to all with a game ticket • What to do when I arrive on campus - Tailgating and Parking Information • Game Day Promotional Items: Fan Appreciation Day with FBS Inaugural Season hats • Feeling Safe at the Stadium - Increased security measures, magnetometers, clear bag policy and more
Official Kickoff: 2:06 p.m. (EST)
TV Coverage: ESPN3 (LFSN TV Production) Play-By-Play Broadcaster: Matt Warner Color Commentator: Joe Jauch Sideline Reporter: Bobbie Bohlig
Radio Coverage: Liberty Flames Sports Network – Radio LFSN Radio Network Affiliates List • Pregame: 12:30 p.m. (EST) Play-By-Play Broadcaster: Alan York Color Commentator: Paul Rutigliano Sidelines: Kevin Keys Pregame: Jamie Hall and Brad Butler
Saturday's Top Storylines 1. Liberty (5-6) will wrap up its inaugural FBS season by hosting Commonwealth foe Norfolk State (4-6, 2-5 MEAC) on Saturday in a contest originally scheduled for Sept. 15 but postponed by Hurricane Florence. 2. The Flames will recognize 17 players on Senior Day and will also honor the 10th Liberty Athletics Hall of Fame class, featuring former NFL running back Rashad Jennings. 3. Riding a three-game home winning streak, the Flames will look to become just the ninth team ever to win six or more games during its first FBS season. 4. QB Stephen Calvert's next TD pass will be No. 63 of his career, giving him sole possession of Liberty's all-time record. He also needs 90 passing yards to become the second Flame ever to record back-to-back 3,000-yard seasons. 5. Calvert's fellow junior and most frequent target, WR Antonio Gandy-Golden enters Saturday's game just 34 yards shy of 1,000 for the season. He would become the second Flames WR to post consecutive 1,000-yard seasons. 6. On the heels of his fourth 100-yard game of the year, RB Frankie Hickson sits 68 yards away from 1,000 for the season. He is trying to become the first Flames RB since 2014 to record a 1,000-yard season. Hickson already has more rushing yards this season (932) than in his first two years combined (825).
A Liberty Win Would ... • Give the Flames a 6-6 record in their first season of FBS football, making them just the ninth team ever to win six or more games during their inaugural FBS campaign. • Mark the Flames' fourth straight home win, giving them a 5-1 record at Williams Stadium in 2018. It would be Liberty's first season with five home victories since the 2015 Flames went 5-0 in Lynchburg. • Enable the Flames to close a season with back-to-back wins for the first time since the 2013 squad ended the year on a five-game winning streak. • Be the Flames' first-ever victory in December. • Boost the Flames' all-time record against in-state opponents to 41-37, including 2-1 this year. • Enable Turner Gill to tie Danny Rocco (2006-11) for second place on Liberty's career wins list with his 47th victory.
Salute to Seniors Prior to Saturday's game, Liberty will recognize its 17 graduating seniors, who have played an integral role in helping the program make a successful transition to FBS football.
The Flames' seniors include Tolen Avery, B.J. Farrow, Ben Fiordelise, Devin Fisher, Mitchell Hurtado, Corbin Jackson, David Jeremiah, Damian King, David King, Julio Lozano, Kentory Matthews, James Passmore, Jeremy Peters, Josh Tully, Juwan Wells, Rudiger Yearick and Daniel Zapata.
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