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Game Day Central: VMI

November 14, 2012  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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Game Day Central: VMI


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Note: Includes all important Game Day links (Live Stats, Live Video, Foster Stadium info, Directions, Parking, Ticket information, etc.)

Game Notes:
VMI Game Notes

Television Coverage:

National Coverage: (Exclusive Broadcast)

Radio Coverage:

Broadcast Times:
Pregame Tailgating Show: Noon
Kickoff: 1:34 p.m.

Flagship Station:
Victory FM (88.3 FM WRVL)

Network Affiliates:
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VMI Series Notes:
• Liberty leads the series, 8-3
• The Flames have won the last six meetings in the series
• During its current six-game winning streak against VMI, the Flames have won by an average margin of 22.8 points per game
• Liberty is scoring an average of 46.8 points per game against VMI during its current six-game winning streak
• Liberty is 8-1 all-time against the Keydets in Big South contests (VMI joined the BSC in 2003)
• The Flames are 4-2 when facing VMI in Lexington and have won the last four meetings at Foster Stadium

A Look Back at the Stony Brook Series:
• Liberty leads the series, 3-2
• The home team has won each of the five meetings
• The Flames outscored Stony Brook 115-42 in the three games played at Williams Stadium
• Liberty and Stony Brook are not currently scheduled to face each other in the future, as Stony Brook will be joining the Colonial Athletics Association in 2013

Featured Notes from Stony Brook Matchup:
• The Flames honored 16 senior student-athletes on their roster last Saturday. The game was the final regular season home game in the careers of Korrey Davis, Elliott Dutra, Ryan Ferguson, Justin Gunn, Stan Herring, Sirchauncey Holloway, Pat Kelly, Bryant Lewellyn, Aaron Lundy, Nick Martin, Thomas Nelson, Greg Schuster, D.J. Sellman, Brent Vinson and Jay Weatherington
• The victory over No. 6/8 Stony Brook marked the highest ranked opponent Liberty has defeated in program history
• The win extended Liberty's Big South Conference record home winning streak in league games to 18-straight contests (the last time the Flames dropped a Big South game at home was on Oct. 21, 2006 to Gardner-Webb – L/ 21-24)
• Liberty picked up its fifth win in its last six games

Versus Ranked Opponents:
• Liberty pushed its record to 12-43 all-time against nationally ranked teams
• The win marked the first time the Flames have defeated a ranked opponent under first-year head coach Turner Gill
• The win marked the highest ranked opponent the Flames have defeated in program history (previous record was a 26-3 win over No. 12 Elon to close out the 2008 season)
• The game against No. 6/8 Stony Brook was the Flames fourth matchup of the season against a nationally ranked opponent
• It is the sixth time in program history the Flames have faced four or more nationally ranked teams in the same season (also in 1987, 1991, 1993, 1997 and 1999)
• Prior to Saturday's victory over No. 6/8 Stony Brook, the Flames were 0-14 all-time against Top 10 ranked opponents

Attendance Record Notes:
• Liberty had 14,419 fans in attendance on Senior Day and Military Appreciation Day
• Prior to the game, Liberty announced it was going to give $1 for every fan in attendance at the game to Hurricane Sandy relief efforts. With the attendance, Liberty Athletics was able to donate $14,419 dollars to Gleaning for the World to help them transport already gathered supplies to the Northeast
• The attendance figure at the Stony Brook game upped Liberty's season attendance total to 97,910, which is the second highest home attendance season total in program history (program record was 98,515 in 2011)
• Following the game, Liberty ranks No. 9 in the country in total home attendance (97,910), No. 12 in average home attendance (16,318) and No. 23 in filling stadium capacity (84.99 percent)
• The Stony Brook game was the eighth highest attended FCS game in the county last week
• The attendance figure for all six of Liberty's 2012 home games finished inside the Top 10 respectively in total home attendance during their specific week in terms of highest attended FCS games in the country

Big South Title and FCS Playoff Picture:
• With their victory over Stony Brook, the Flames kept alive their chances of claiming their fifth Big South title in the last six seasons (Liberty's earned titles in 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010)
• The game marked the final regular season contest on Stony Brook's schedule with the Seawolves finishing the year 9-2 overall and 5-1 in Big South play
• Both Liberty and Coastal Carolina (defeated Presbyterian College, 65-7, in Clinton) won on Saturday, upping their records in Big South play to 4-1
• If both Liberty (at VMI) and Coastal Carolina (home vs. Charleston Southern) lose on Saturday, Stony Brook claims the Big South's outright championship and earns the league's automatic bid to the NCAA FCS Playoffs
• If Liberty defeats VMI and Coastal Carolina loses to Charleston Southern, Liberty and Stony Brook share the 2012 Big South title and Liberty receives the conference's automatic bid to the NCAA FCS Playoffs (based upon their head-to-head record against Stony Brook)
• If Liberty loses to VMI and Coastal Carolina defeats Charleston Southern, Stony Brook and Coastal Carolina share the 2012 Big South title and Stony Brook receives the conference's automatic bid to the NCAA FCS Playoffs (based upon their head-to-head record with Stony Brook defeating Coastal Carolina, 27-21, in Conway, S.C., on Oct. 13)
• If both Liberty and Coastal Carolina post victories on Saturday in their regular season finales, Liberty, Stony Brook and Coastal Carolina share the 2012 Big South title and Coastal Carolina receives the conference's automatic bid to the NCAA FCS Playoffs (BSC's three-way tiebreaker is road conference record – Coastal Carolina finishes 3-0 and Stony Brook and Liberty finish 2-1 in road conference games)
• Two years ago, Liberty, Stony Brook and Coastal Carolina finished Big South play with identical 5-1 BSC records and Coastal Carolina was awarded the Big South automatic bid to the NCAA FCS Playoffs based upon their BSC's then three-way tiebreaker (fewest points allowed in BSC games)

What is on the Line in the VMI game:
• Liberty will be playing for a share of its fifth Big South title in the last six years
• With a win, the Flames will secure their seventh-consecutive winning season and the 20th in program history
• With a win, Liberty will finish off the month of November undefeated for the 10th time in program history (1973, 1979, 1982, 1988, 1992, 2003, 2004, 2006 and 2007)
• With a win, the Flames will finish their fifth-straight Big South season with five victories