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Bye Week Review: Defense

September 27, 2012  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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During the annual bye week, will provide a series of interviews to review the different areas of Liberty's football team, continuing today with the defense.

Liberty's defense has been one of its strengths through the first four games of the 2012 season. Entering Big South play, Liberty ranks No. 23 in the country in total, allowing 308.2 yards of total offense per game.

Liberty has held two of its four opponents below 100 passing yards (Norfolk State – 92 yards; Montana – 95) and all four below 200 passing yards. On the season, Liberty ranks No. 13 in the country in passing defense, allowing 144.25 passing yards per game.

The Flames' defense also ranks No. 5 in the country in first downs allowed, as they are giving up an average of 14.00 first downs per game.

Liberty's defense is paced by linebacker Scott Hyland (25 tackles) and defensive lineman Greg Schuster (22 tackles), followed by senior defensive backs Brent Vinson and Kevin Fogg with 18 stops.