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Flames Game Day Central - Liberty vs. Charleston Southern

November 9, 2006  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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Stephen Sene is one of nine seniors who will be honored on Saturday.

Stephen Sene is one of nine seniors who will be honored on Saturday.

The Flames close out their 2006 home schedule on Saturday when they host nationally-ranked Charleston Southern (24th in the Sports Network poll and 25th in the College Sports Network poll). Kickoff for the contest is set for 1 p.m. at Williams Stadium.

Liberty will honor one of its smaller senior classes in recent history before the game as nine players and a student assistant will be participating in the final home game of these careers as a Flame.

Charleston Southern enters the game with a perfect 9-0 record and a 2-0 mark in Big South Conference action. Charleston Southern holds the second-longest active winning streak by an I-AA team at 14 games (first is San Diego at 16 games).

The Buccaneers are led by Big South Preseason Offensive Player of the Year Collin Drafts who ranks fourth nationally in passing efficiency as he has thrown for 2,287 yards and 21 touchdowns along with a 72.7 completion percentage (186-for-256). Wide receiver Maurice Price leads the nation in receptions per game as he has caught 84 passes for 863 yards and 10 touchdowns.

Big South Defensive Player of the Year Jada Ross leads the Big South and ranks fourth nationally in tackles (12.11 per game). Ross is part of the best rushing defense in the Big South as the Buccaneers are holding opponents to 108.3 rushing yards per game, which currently ranks 17th nationally in rushing defense. Charleston Southern has yet to allow a play rush for 100 yards this year. 

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