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Game Day Central: New Mexico

September 25, 2019  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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Game Day Central: New Mexico


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Weather – Lynchburg, Va.

Official Kickoff:
6:06 p.m. (EST)

TV Coverage:
ESPN+ (LFSN TV Production)
Play-By-Play Broadcaster: Matt Warner
Color Commentator: Joe Jauch
Sideline Reporter: Melanie Newman  

Radio Coverage:
Liberty Flames Sports Network – Radio

LFSN Radio Network Affiliates List
• Pregame: 4:30 p.m. (EST)
Play-By-Play Broadcaster: Alan York
Color Commentator: Paul Rutigliano
Sidelines: Nick Pierce
Pregame: Nick Pierce, Brad Butler and Jamie Hall

Saturday's Top Storylines

1. On the heels of back-to-back home wins, Liberty (2-2) will wrap up its three-game homestand against New Mexico (2-1, 0-0 Mountain West), the first Mountain West squad ever to visit Williams Stadium.
2. Liberty and New Mexico are meeting for the second time in 365 days. After racing out to a 42-10 halftime lead in Albuquerque on Sept. 29, 2018, the Flames held on for a 52-43 victory. New Mexico could become the first FBS opponent the Flames have ever defeated multiple times.
3. Scoring could come in bunches on Saturday, after the two teams combined for 95 points and 1,148 yards of offense in their meeting a year ago. Last week, Liberty (62 points) and New Mexico (55) both lit up the scoreboard in victory.
4. Liberty senior QB Stephen Calvert appears on the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award Preseason Watch List. He threw for 417 yards and two TDs at New Mexico last season.
5. Senior WR Antonio Gandy-Golden, a Biletnikoff Award Watch List member, currently leads the nation with 544 receiving yards. He hauled in 11 passes for a school-record 245 yards at New Mexico in 2018.
6. Redshirt senior DL Jessie Lemonier has recorded 14.5 sacks in 16 career appearances as a Flame, including 1.5 at New Mexico a year ago. He will face a Lobos offensive line that has yet to allow a sack in 2019.

A Liberty Win Would ...
• Extend the Flames' winning streak to three games, their longest as an FBS member and their first three-game winning streak since Oct. 28-Nov. 11, 2017.
• Improve the Flames' all-time records versus New Mexico and the Mountain West Conference as a whole to 2-0.
• Make New Mexico the first FBS opponent the Flames have ever defeated more than once in program history.
• Give the Flames a 6-1 all-time record in home games against opponents who have traveled 1,000+ miles.
• Boost the Flames' home record since joining the FBS level to 8-2.
• Take the Flames' season record to 3-2, matching Hugh Freeze's mark through his first five games as head coach at each of his previous three stops (Lambuth (2008), Arkansas State (2011) and Ole Miss (2012)).