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Video:Danny Rocco's Postgame Press Conference

November 23, 2008  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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Watch Danny Rocco's postgame press conference from Saturday's 26-3 win over No. 14 Elon.

Watch Danny Rocco's postgame press conference from Saturday's 26-3 win over No. 14 Elon.

Link Photo Gallery and Game Story from Liberty's 26-3 victory versus Elon

Danny Rocco's postgame press conference (Video file)

No. 20 Liberty etched its last postseason resume improvement with a dominating 26-3 victory over No. 14 Elon, Saturday afternoon, at Williams Stadium to cap off its first-ever 10-win regular season.

For the second year in a row, LibertyFlames.com will be bringing audio and video footage from head coach Danny Rocco's postgame press conferences for each of Liberty's 12-regular season games. Video footage will be provided for all home games, while audio coverage will follow Liberty's five road contests.

There is a photo gallery available for view of Saturday's game by clicking on the game recap link here, or at the top of this page.

News and Notes from the Elon game:
• The victory was the Flames 10th of the year, allowing the 2008 team to become the program's first team with 10 or more victories in a season.
• The victory was the team's sixth at home this year, tying a school record for home victories in a single season (six also in 2007).
• The win was Liberty's third straight over a ranked program, accounting for three of Liberty's 10 wins over Top 25 FCS teams in program history.
• Prior to its trio of victories over Top 25 teams in 2007 and 2008, the Flames had dropped 18 consecutive games to nationally ranked opponents.
• The victory was the second this year against a Top 25 team, marking the first time since 1997 that the Flames have knocked off two nationally ranked teams in the same season.
• The victory was the Flames' highest over a ranked team, besting Liberty's 25-19 victory over No. 15 Appalachian State to close out the 1997 season in Boone, N.C.
• The Flames had 7,715 fans witness Liberty's 23-point victory over a Top 15 program, giving Liberty 92,026 fans in total home attendance in 2008, surpassing last year's program record of 85,140 (over a six game span).
• Liberty's defense held Elon in check all day, marking the Phoenix lowest point total under third-year head coach Pete Lembo.
• For the ninth straight game and the 11th time this year, the Flames finished a game with 400-plus total offensive yards, besting the mark by six yards to finish with 406 on 61 plays.
• Liberty posted its third highest passing total of the year, throwing for 273 yards.
• The Flames more than doubled Elon's average yards per completion mark, as Liberty finished with a 16.1 yards per reception mark, as compared to the Phoenix's 7.6 yards per reception.
• For the ninth time in 12 games, the Flames finished a contest with 20 or more first downs, tallying 21 during this victory over Elon.
• The Flames finished the game with eight quarterback hurries, Liberty's second highest total this year.
• The Flames rushed for 133 yards against Elon, giving Liberty 2,562 team rushing yards on the year, which is the second highest single-season rushing total in program history.
• For the fifth time this year, the Flames finished a game without committing a turnover.
• Rashad Jennings posted his 10th 100-yard game of the season and the 22nd of his career by rushing for 109 yards against Elon.
• Rashad Jennings' 20-yard touchdown run to seal the victory with 1:58 left gave the senior 17 rushing touchdowns on the year, which breaks Lawrence Worthington's previous record of 16 rushing touchdowns in 1994.
• With the yardage, Rashad Jennings becomes the first player in program or Big South history to finish a regular season with 1,500 rushing yards, as he currently stands right at the mark.
• The 20-yard fourth quarter rushing touchdown upped his season-to-date point total to 114 points, which continues to extend his program and Big South record single-season mark.
• Brock Smith threw for 273 yards, marking his third 250-plus yard game of the year and the fifth of his career.
• Brock Smith's yards against Elon enable the quarterback to finish the regular-season with 2,620 passing yards, which ranks third best in Big South single-season history.
• Dominic Bolden finished the Elon game with 95 yards receiving, giving him 1,065 receiving yards on the year, which ranks second best in program and Big South history.
• Dominic Bolden returned a punt 74 yards for a touchdown, giving the senior two punt returns for a score this year and his fifth career special teams touchdown.
• Matt Bevins tied a school record by knocking down four field goals and attempting four field goals, tying Phillip Harrelson who also was 4-of-4 against Delaware State in 1997.
• For the third straight game, Nick Hursky posted a double-figure game with 12 tackles.
• The 12 stops by Hursky marks the fifth time this year the linebacker has finished a game as the team's leader in tackles.
• With the 12 tackles today against Elon, Nick Hursky finishes the regular-season with 97 tackles, which is the fourth largest single-season total by a Flames over the last nine years.
• Ian Childress had a banner day, finishing second on the squad with a career-high 10 stops, which included an 11-yard sack and a forced fumble.
• For the third straight week, Tim Torrence bettered his numbers, finishing the Elon game with nine stops, including 1.5 tackles for a loss of two yards.