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Game Day Central: Idaho State

October 17, 2018  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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The Flames will welcome the Bengals of Idaho State to Williams Stadium on Saturday for Liberty's annual Homecoming football game.

Game Day Central Links:
Live Audio (LFSN Radio)
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Live Video (ESPN3)
Liberty Game Notes
Idaho State Game Notes
Williams Stadium
Williams Stadium Clear Bag Policy
Liberty University Homecoming Weekend Information
Flames Ticket Office
Weather – Lynchburg, Va.

Flames Nation Facts - Top Five Things Fans Need to Know for Satuday!
• Gates Open at 12 p.m. - For more information about game day, see Williams Stadium Fan Guide
Flames Fan Fest - New Game Day tradition free fan event to all with a game ticket
• What to do when I arrive on campus - Tailgating and Parking Information
Game Day Promotional Items: 5,000 Rise With Us T-Shirts
Feeling Safe at the Stadium - Increased security measures, magnetometers, clear bag policy and more

Official Kickoff:
2:06 p.m. (EST)

TV Coverage:
ESPN3 (LFSN TV Production)
Play-By-Play Broadcaster: Matt Warner
Color Commentator: Joe Jauch
Sideline Reporter: Bobbie Bohlig  

Radio Coverage:
Liberty Flames Sports Network – Radio

LFSN Radio Network Affiliates List
• Pregame: 12:30 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. Liberty (3-3) plays host to Idaho State (4-2, 3-1 Big Sky) for the first time in program history during the Flames' 45th annual Homecoming game.
2. On the heels of their come-from-behind 22-16 home triumph over Troy last Saturday, the Flames will seek their first back-to-back wins of the 2018 season.
3. Liberty is 30-14 all-time in Homecoming games. They are 8-3 in their last 11 Homecoming tilts, averaging 46.6 ppg over that stretch.
4. The game has the makings of a potential shootout, as Liberty and Idaho State average a combined 71.6 points and 992.2 yards of offense per game between them. Both the Flames and Bengals have gone over the 40-point mark three times this season.
5. Liberty QB Stephen Calvert led his second career game-winning drive during the final 5:00 of regulation, last Saturday versus Troy. He is one of only four active FBS juniors who have thrown for 7,000 career yards (7,188) and 50 career TDs (58).
6. The Liberty defense will look to build upon arguably its best game of the season. After yielding 92 combined points during the previous two contests, the Flames limited Troy to 16 points and 293 yards of offense. Liberty forced three turnovers and recording a season-high four sacks.

A Liberty Win Would ...
• Achieve a program milestone, pushing their all-time record to 250-234-4 in 46 seasons of football.
• Give the Flames their first back-to-back victories since they won three straight games between Oct. 28-Nov. 11, 2017.
• Improve the Flames' all-time record on Homecoming to 31-14.
• Boost the Flames' all-time record against Big Sky opponents to 2-3, including 2-0 at home.
• Give the Flames a 4-1 all-time mark in home games against opponents who have traveled 1,000 or more miles.
• Be the Flames' first-ever win against a team from Idaho, improving their record versus opponents from the Gem State to 1-2.
• Give the Flames a 6-1 all-time record on Oct. 20.

High-Scoring Homecoming games

Liberty is 30-14 all-time on Homecoming, including 8-3 in its last 11 Homecoming contests.

The Flames are averaging 46.6 points per contest during their last 11 Homecoming games. The span includes four 50-point outbursts.

Liberty is 3-3 on Homecoming under Turner Gill, with two of the setbacks coming in double overtime. Gill's first win with the Flames was a 42-35 Homecoming victory over Gardner-Webb on Oct. 6, 2012.