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Football Weekly Recap: Coastal Carolina

November 14, 2010  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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Football Weekly Recap: Coastal Carolina

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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. The Flames had their five-game winning streak snapped in a 45-31 road loss at Coastal Carolina on Saturday at Brooks Stadium.

News and Notes from the Coastal Carolina game:
• The loss to Coastal Carolina snapped a five-game winning streak for Liberty, which was tied for the fifth-longest winning streak in five seasons under head coach Danny Rocco.
• The loss also snapped a two-game road winning streak for the Flames.
• Following the loss, the Flames are now 20-4 all-time under head coach Danny Rocco in Big South Conference games.
• The 14-point loss to Coastal Carolina is the largest margin of defeat for the Flames in a Big South game under head coach Danny Rocco, after losing the first three games by a combined eight points.
• Marked just the third loss in the month of November during five years under head coach Danny Rocco (now 12-3).
• The 45 points allowed was the second most points allowed by the Flames in five years under head coach Danny Rocco (most was 48 in an overtime loss at William & Mary in 2007).
• The 45 points allowed was the second most points the Flames have allowed in a Big South game since conference play started in 2002 (most allowed by Liberty was 56 against Elon in 2002).
• Liberty allowed Coastal Carolina to finish the game with 541 total offensive yards, the most yards the Flames have allowed since 2005 (634 against No. 16 William & Mary on Sept. 24, 2005).
• The two teams combined to finish the game with 18 penalties for 148 penalty yards, the most combined penalties and penalty yards this season in a Liberty football game.
• For the third-straight week, Liberty finished a game with eight or more penalties (eight penalties for 52 yards) after averaging just 4.28 penalties for 38.57 penalty yards per game in the first seven games of the season.
• The Flames lost the time of possession battle by 11:20 (35:40 to 24:20) after finishing the previous three games with a combined 37:16 time of possession advantage.
SirChauncey Holloway finished the game as Liberty's leading rusher with 72 yards on 12 carries, marking the third game this season that Mike Brown has not led the team in rushing.
Mike Brown extended his program and Big South record for consecutive 200-yard passing games, as the junior finished the game 21-of-39 for 274 yards.
• Mike Brown finished the game with 345 yards of total offense, as the junior rushed for 71 yards and passed for 274 yards.
• Following the performance against Coastal Carolina, Mike Brown now ranks No. 2 nationally in total offense (averaging 331.60 yards per game).
• With the 345 total offensive yard effort against Coastal Carolina, Mike Brown is Liberty's new single-season total offensive yard record holder with 3,316 yards (surpassing Phil Basso's 1984 record of 3,127 yards).
• Mike Brown's 3,316 total offensive yards this season ranks second best in Big South history behind Coastal Carolina's Tyler Thigpen, who finished the 2006 season with 3,952 total offensive yards.
• Mike Brown threw two touchdown passes against Coastal Carolina and now has 21 touchdown passes on the season.
• Mike Brown's 21 passing touchdowns this year ranks third-best in Liberty's single-season program history behind Phil Basso (1984) and Robby Justino (1990).
• Mike Brown's 21 passing touchdowns also ranks third-best in Big South history behind Coastal Carolina's Tyler Thigpen's 29-touchdown passing season in 2006 and Charleston Southern's Tibble Reese's 23-touchdown effort in 2008.
• Following the game, Mike Brown has thrown for 2,622 yards in 2010, which is the fifth-best single-season mark in program history.
• Chris Summers posted his sixth 100-yard receiving game of the season, as he finished the game with seven receptions for 127 yards.
• With six 100-yard receiving games, Chris Summers is now tied with Charleston Southern's Maurice Price for the most 100-yard games in Big South single-season history.
• With his 127 receiving yards, Chris Summers became the program's single-season receiving record holder with 1,081 yards (surpassing Pat Nelson's record of 1,075 yards in 1991).
• Chris Summer' 127-yard receiving effort against Coastal Carolina makes the junior the Big South's single-season receiving yard record holder, surpassing Coastal Carolina's Jerome Simpson who finished the 2006 season with 1,077 receiving yards.
• Chris Summers caught his 15th touchdown pass of the season, extending his single-season program record and leaving him one touchdown pass shy of the Big South all-time single-season receiving touchdown record (16 by Jerome Simpson in 2006).
• With his 80-yard touchdown reception late in the game against Coastal Carolina, Chris Summers is now tied for the national lead in touchdown receptions (tied with Stephen F. Austin's Cordell Roberson).
• Kyle DeArmon finished the game with a career-best 84 receiving yards, while scoring his third receiving touchdown of the season.
• For the fifth game in a row and the sixth time in seven games, Mike Larsson averaged 40 or more yards per punt, as the finished the game averaging 40.3 yards per punt (three punts for 121 yards).
Matt Bevins finished the game with seven points (four extra points and a field goal), tying the junior with Daniel Whitehead (1991-94) for the program's all-time record with 250 career points scored.
Matt Bevins connected on a career-long 52-yard field goal late in the second quarter, bettering his 50-yard field goal at Charleston Southern in 2009.
• Matt Bevins' 52-yard field goal late in the second quarter was his ninth-straight field goal, setting a new career-best record for consecutive field goals.
• Matt Bevins has now recorded a field goal of 40 or more yards in three out the last four games.
• Matt Bevins currently ranks No. 5 nationally with 16 field goals (1.60 per game) and No. 11 in points scored (8.70).
Kyle O'Donnell finished the game tied with Chad Brown for the lead with eight tackles, marking the sixth time in the last eight games O'Donnell has led the team in tackles.
Chad Brown tied a season high with eight tackles, as he also recorded eight stops against James Madison earlier this year.
• Chad Brown finished the game with 2.5 tackles for a loss, tying a career high (also had 2.5 tackles for a loss against Western Carolina in 2008).
Larry Claiborne finished the game with a career-best seven solo tackles, bettering his five-solo tackle effort at Ball State earlier this year.
Donald Manns finished the game with a career-high seven tackles, surpassing his five-tackle effort against Charleston Southern earlier this year.
Brent Vinson finished the game with a career-best five solo tackles, bettering his previous career-high of four solo stops against Charleston Southern in 2009.