Liberty falls to Coastal Carolina, 42-7. Here’s our quick-hit notes.

  • Such an odd night with the news of Jeff Barber resigning earlier today and a game against Coastal that oddly has so little riding on it compared to previous seasons. Throw in the fact that Turner Gill was watching the game from the hotel as he was serving his 1 game suspension, and the game was just weird.
  • The Chanticleers jumped all over the Flames to start the game, running out to a 28-0 lead. Liberty didn’t pick up their first 1st down of the game until there were only 2 minutes remaining in the 1st half.
  • Injuries to both the offensive and defensive lines have really mounted, and it showed against the Chanticleers. Coastal completely controlled the line of scrimmage on both sides of the ball. Coastal out-gained 400-200 in total offense. The Flames had -23 rushing yards on the evening compared to CCU’s over 300 rushing yards.
  • Buckshot Calvert had no time all night. He was sacked 6 times. The offense finished the game with 1 3rd down conversions.
  • 3 games against ranked FCS opponents and 3 blowouts this season.
  • The Flames will finish the regular season at 6-5, the third time in Gill’s 5 seasons that Liberty has finished 6-5.
  • The series between Liberty and Coastal Carolina will conclude, at least for the foreseeable future, knotted 7-7.
  • If you thought Liberty had a chance at an at-large bid with a win over Coastal, that option is obviously out the window now. Still, the Flames can back their way into the playoffs with a Kennesaw State win over Charleston Southern. How weird would that be?
  • And now the Turner Gill watch commences…