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Football Weekly Recap: Presbyterian College

October 31, 2010  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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Football Weekly Recap: Presbyterian College

Following each Flames football contest during the 2010 season, LibertyFlames.com will revisit the prior day's game, providing news and notes from the game and a complete postgame interview with head coach Danny Rocco (either audio or video).

Today's recap includes audio highlights from Rocco with the Flames Sports Network radio postgame coverage. Liberty used a late second-quarter touchdown to tie its game against Presbyterian at 17-17 at halftime and then scored on three-straight drives in the second half to secure a 34-24 victory over the Blue Hose in Clinton, S.C., on Saturday.

News and Notes from Presbyterian College game:

• For the fourth-straight season, Liberty has started Big South Conference play with a 3-0 record.
• Liberty has now won four games in a row, which is Liberty's fourth-longest winning streak under head coach Danny Rocco.
• Liberty finished the game with a season-high 32 first downs and now ranks No. 2 nationally in first downs per game (24.63).
• Liberty finished the game with 14 rushing first downs, which is its second-highest total of the season.
• Liberty has finished three of its last four games with 10 or more rushing first downs, after finishing the first four games of the year with a combined 26 rushing first downs.
• Liberty finished the game with 259 team rushing yards, its second-highest team rushing total of the year.
• Liberty has now rushed for 200 or more yards in a game twice this season and 22 times during the last five years under head coach Danny Rocco.
• Liberty finished the game with a season-high four rushing touchdowns.
• Liberty has now rushed for nine touchdowns since starting Big South Conference action, after finishing with six rushing touchdowns during the first five games of the year.
• For the eighth-straight game this season, Liberty surpassed the 200-yard passing mark and now ranks No. 6 nationally by averaging 292.75 passing yards per game.
• Presbyterian College became the second team this season to keep the Flames from recording a passing touchdown (other team was James Madison).
• Liberty finished the game with 536 total offensive yards and now ranks No. 6 nationally in total offensive yards per game (461.38).
• Liberty has now surpassed the 500 total offensive yard mark three times this season and 10 times in five seasons under head coach Danny Rocco.
• Liberty finished the game with a season-high nine penalties for 91 penalty yards (previous high was eight penalties against Robert Morris and 54 penalty yards against Charleston Southern).
• Following the PC game, Liberty now ranks No. 16 in fewest penalties per game (4.88) and No. 19 in fewest penalty yards per game (45.13).
• For the third-straight game, Liberty recorded an interception, as Kevin Fogg picked off a pass and returned it 19 yards.
• Since starting Big South play, Liberty has five interceptions (in three games) after posting just two interceptions during the first five games of the year.
• Liberty finished the Presbyterian College game with a 15:42 time of possession advantage (37:51 to 22:09).
• The PC game marked the second time this year Liberty has finished a game with a time of possession advantage of 10 or more minutes and the seventh time in five years under head coach Danny Rocco.
• Liberty's 15:42 time of possession advantage over Presbyterian College was a season best and the most in a single game under head coach Danny Rocco (previous best was a 15:34 edge in a 31-0 victory over Gardner-Webb on Nov. 17, 2007, the game that clinched Liberty's first Big South championship).
• Liberty has won the time of possession battle in the last two games by a combined 28:26 and now ranks No. 16 nationally in average time of possession per game (32:19).
• Presbyterian College kept Liberty from scoring on two of seven drives that penetrated the 20-yard line, after Liberty came into the game having scored on 25-of-26 red zone opportunities in 2010.
• The Flames now rank No. 7 nationally in red zone scoring efficiency, having scored on 30-of-33 drives that cross their opponent's 20-yard line (91 percent).
• For the sixth time in eight games in 2010, Liberty finished a contest with multiple sacks, having recorded three for a loss of 19 yards against Presbyterian College.
• Liberty now ranks No. 25 nationally in sacks, averaging 2.38 sacks per game.
• Presbyterian College finished the second half of the game with 137 total offensive yards, with 70 of those yards coming on one play (Ryan Singer's 70-yard touchdown run).
• Presbyterian College finished the game with an opponent season-high seven third down conversions (7-of-14).
• After the game, Liberty now ranks No. 20 nationally in third-down percentage defense, having allowed 34 first downs on 105 third-down plays (32.38 percent).
• After Presbyterian College finished its previous game against Gardner-Webb with a Big South single-game high nine sacks, Liberty kept PC from recording a sack on Saturday.
• Liberty now ranks No. 11 in fewest sacks allowed per game, having allowed 6.0 sacks in eight games (0.75 per game).
Mike Brown rushed for a career-high 149 yards on 23 carries (6.5 yards per rushing attempt).
• Mike Brown became the second player this season and 32nd player in program history to post a 100-yard rushing game in his career.
• The 149 rushing yards by Mike Brown give him 1,130 career rushing yards, making him the first player in program and Big South history with 1,000 career rushing, passing (2,580) and receiving (1,047) yards).
SirChauncey Holloway finished the game with a career-high three rushing touchdowns and now leads the team with eight rushing touchdowns this season.
• Mike Brown continues to extend his program and Big South record by posting his eighth-straight 200-yard passing game, as he finished the contest with 272 passing yards.
• Mike Brown now ranks No. 10 nationally in total passing yards (2,128), No. 11 in passing yards per game (266.0) and No. 8 in passing efficiency (151.54).
• Mike Brown finished the game with a career-high 421 total offensive yards (149 rushing and 272 passing) and now ranks No. 1 nationally in total offensive yards per game (334.25 per game).
• Following his fifth rushing touchdown of the year, Mike Brown now ranks No. 10 nationally in points responsible per game (16.50).
• For the second time this season, Chris Summers was held without a receiving touchdown.
• Despite finishing the Presbyterian College game without a receiving touchdown, Chris Summers still leads the nation with 12 receiving touchdowns.
• Chris Summers finished the game with 82 receiving yards on eight catches and now ranks No. 5 in total receiving yards (835), No. 6 in receiving yards per game (104.38) and No. 7 in receptions per game (7.75).
B.J. Hayes finished the game with a season-high eight receptions and 92 receiving yards, his second-highest receiving total this year.
• For the third-straight game and the fourth time in five contests, Mike Larsson finished a contest by averaging more than 40 yards per punt (43.5 yards per punt).
• Mike Larsson is now averaging 41.0 yards per punt and would be ranked No. 23 nationally in punting if he met the minimum punt average per game (3.6 per game … Larsson is averaging 3.0 punts per game).
Matt Bevins connected on both his field goals against Presbyterian College and now has knocked down four-straight field goals and five of his last six attempted field goals.
• With his two field goals against Presbyterian College, Matt Bevins became the program's all-time career leader in field goals with 45, surpassing Daniel Whitehead's previous record of 43 (1991-94).
• For the fourth time in eight games, Kyle O'Donnell led the Flames in tackles, finishing the Presbyterian College game with five stops.
• Kyle O'Donnell recorded his team-leading third forced fumble of the season against Presbyterian College and now ranks No. 8 nationally in forced fumbles per game (0.38).
• With his five stops against Presbyterian College, Kyle O'Donnell recorded his 100th career tackle at Liberty and now has 101 career stops.
• Kevin Fogg picked off his second pass of the season against Presbyterian College and now joins Danny Broggin as players on Liberty's roster with more than one interception this season.
• Kevin Fogg finished the game with two pass break-ups and now is tied with Kyle O'Donnell for the team lead with four pass break-ups this season.
• Liberty finished the game with a season-low 44 tackles, with 40 of those stops by solo tackles.