The Flames’ offense dominated the Blue Hose on the ground, controlling the clock and rushing into the endzone 4 times. Desmond Rice had another big game, and was supported by over 140 yards from his fellow runners. Josh Woodrum didn’t have to do too much this game, other than protect the ball, and he did that, throwing no interceptions. Looking ahead to next week, the Flames have one last chance to tune up their offense before their biggest game of the regular season.
They gave up 14 points, which seems like a lot after the previous two games, but Liberty again dominated on defense. They limited Heys McMath and company to 244 yards and forced two turnovers. They also showed that they can make a big play when it really matters. After Kevin Fogg’s fumble of a punt return set Presbyterian up with great field position, Jacob Hagen forced a fumble to keep the Blue Hose from scoring and give the Flames the ball. That turned momentum back to Liberty for the rest of the game.
Special Teams: C
Special teams has been getting bad grades for most of the season. Kevin Fogg’s nearly costly fumble has already been discussed. John Lunsford also missed his only field goal attempt, something Flames’ fans have come to expect. However, Grant Bowden had a good game punting, pinning Presbyterian inside their own 20 on both punts. Also, they did manage to snuff all of Presbyterian’s kick returns.
Liberty controlled the game, offensively and defensively. Again, special teams’ miscues were made easy to forget by the margin of victory, but could be the difference in a potential close game against Charleston Southern, and possible playoff games.