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Bye Week Update with Coach Joe Dailey

October 5, 2016  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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Bye Week Update with Coach Joe Dailey

With the Flames being midway through their annual bye week, LFSN reporter Nick Pierce recently had a chance to visit with Offensive Coordinator and Quarterbacks Coach Joe Dailey.

Liberty's young offense has shown it is capable of running and passing the football during the Flames' victories over Jacksonville (55-7) and Robert Morris (41-7).

Against the Dolphins, Liberty rushed for 319 yards and four touchdowns and averaged 6.3 yards per carries. In its most recent win over Robert Morris, last Saturday, the Flames threw for a season-high 340 yards and four touchdowns.

The Flames struggled to find consistency in their passing game the first four games of the season. True freshman Stephen Calvert was named the starter for the Robert Morris game and threw for a program record 340 yards. The figure accounted for the most passing yards by a freshman quarterback in his first career start.

Liberty's top receiver in 2016 is Dante' Shells, who has 17 receptions for 353 yards and five touchdowns. The senior has recorded a receiving touchdown in each of his last four games and ranks No. 11 in the country in touchdown receptions (5).

Carrington Mosley (67 carries, 258 yards and two touchdowns), Frankie Hickson (46 carries, 228 yards and three touchdowns) and Todd Macon (42 carries, 191 yards and two touchdowns) have shared the workload in Liberty's limited rushing attack (124.4 yards per game).

Following the Flames' annual bye week, Liberty begins Big South play on the road when the Flames travel to Kennesaw, Ga., to face Kennesaw State. Kickoff from Fifth Third Bank Stadium is set for 7 p.m. on Oct. 15.