Liberty claims a share of the Big South conference championship with their 56-14 win over Charleston Southern. Here are a few quick hit notes following the win:

  • The win gives the Flames at least a share of 6 of the past 7 Big South Conference championships.
  • With the win, Coastal Carolina claims the Big South auto-bid to the FCS playoffs due to their head to head win over Liberty.
  • The Flames keep their hopes alive for an at-large bid to the playoffs.
  • With the exception of the 1 long run play at the start of the 2nd half, Liberty’s defense was lights out all afternoon.
  • Walt Aikens led the Flames with 8 tackles.
  • Jacob Hagen had 2 interceptions, Kenny Scott and Kevin Fogg each had 1.
  • Josh Woodrum did a masterful job of managing the game. The redshirt-sophomore finished 23/28 passing for 239 yards and 3 touchdowns. He also added 40 rushing yards and 1 touchdown on 5 carries.
  • Woodrum spread the ball around to his receivers. The Flames had 6 different receivers with at least 2 receptions. Gabe Henderson led the way with 5 receptions for 55 yards.
  • The Buccaneers continually shot themselves in the foot in the first half with inopportune penalties. They had 9 penalties called against them in the first 30 minutes.
  • The win is Liberty’s first road victory over a ranked opponent since 2008 when they defeated #23 Youngstown State 31-28.
  • This was a very nice, convincing win for the Flames who conclude their regular season with 5 consecutive victories and an 8-4 overall record.

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