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Gill Talks About Liberty's Prep for No. 3/4 Jacksonville State

September 22, 2016  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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Gill Talks About Liberty's Prep for No. 3/4 Jacksonville State

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Following Liberty's final full practice of the week, Head Coach Turner Gill met with the media to discuss his team's preparation for their matchup against No. 3/4 Jacksonville State on Saturday.

Uncommon Occurrence
• Saturday's game will mark the first time a team which played in the previous season's FCS title game has ever visited Williams Stadium the following year.
• Liberty's only prior meeting with a participant from the previous season's national title game was a 42-0 loss at 1992 runner-up Youngstown State on Oct. 16, 1993.
• Liberty is 1-3 the four previous times it has hosted an FCS Top 5 opponent at Williams Stadium.
• These include a win over No. 4 Coastal Carolina (2015) and losses to No. 3 Appalachian State (1999), No. 4 Appalachian State (2002) and No. 4 Coastal Carolina (2013).

Flames vs. the FCS Top 25
• Liberty is 18-51 all-time versus nationally ranked FCS opponents, but 6-3 in its last nine meetings.
• The Flames have recorded four wins over Top 10 foes under Head Coach Turner Gill, including No. 6/8 Stony Brook (2012), No. 2/1 Coastal Carolina (2014), No. 8/7 Montana (2015) and No. 4/4 Coastal Carolina (2015).

Liberty vs. the OVC
• Liberty is 6-9 all-time versus OVC foes.
• The Flames' last OVC matchup was a 35-28 home loss to Eastern Kentucky on Nov. 2, 2002.
• Liberty's most recent OVC win was a 42-13 home victory over Morehead State on Sept. 22, 1990.

The Liberty Flames Sports Network (LFSN) will provide radio coverage for the contest, with the Flames Pregame Tailgate Show scheduled to go on the air at 5:30 p.m. The LFSN TV will televise the game through its various outlets, including the ESPN3, the Big South Network and The Walk Network. For more information about where to watch and/or listen to the game, check out the Game Day Central page for this Saturday's contest.