There was no Baylor hangover for the Flames Saturday as they got out to a quick start against Morehead State. After the Eagles (1-1) deferred to the second half, it took Liberty three plays to go 50 yards and possess the lead for the remainder of the game. It was another offensive extravaganza as the Flames amassed 523 total yards, the second straight game in which they had that type of production. This was fueled by a ground game that put 196 rushing yards, a focal point after the Baylor game. This defense also had an impressive game, not allowing the Eagles to mount any type of drive until the end of the 1st half. They also limited the Eagles to 64 rushing yards on the night.



WR BJ Farrow

After some eligibility uncertainty, Farrow made his first appearance of the season Saturday night. He presence was immediately felt as he caught a 25-yard TD pass from QB Buckshot Calvert just 1:10 into the game. His night wouldn’t end there as Farrow continued to post highlights against Morehead State. His 5 caught passes went for 177 yards and a career-high 3 TDs, one of which was a 75-yard bomb from QB Buckshot Calvert. Farrow adds another dimension to this offense that was already impressive without him.

RB Kentory Matthews

With the game in control early on, JUCO transfer RB Kentory Matthews got a bulk of the load against the Eagles. On 13 carries, Matthews rushed for 103 yards and 2 TDs. The most eye-popping stat for him has to be an average of 7.9 yards a carry. Most of his long runs came off the edge of the line opposed to straight up the gut. This was the 2nd week in a row the Flames had a rusher go over the century mark.


MVP: DE Dia’Vante Brown

The “Agent of Chaos” took a couple bows thanks to his performance against Morehead State. He was all over the field with 3 tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss, and a QB hurry. Brown also accounted for the only sack the Flames have so far this season. Considering the state of the game in the 3rd quarter, back-ups saw great playing time against the Eagles. No doubt Brown would have caused more disarray if he was called on.

Special Teams

MVP: K Alex Probert

While some other names are starting to pop out on special teams, Probert gets the edge in this week’s MVP discussion. He was 3 for 3 on the night with kicks from 33, 37, and 38 yards. He also added 7 extra points to that. After two games, Probert sits atop the FCS leaderboards in field goals attempted and field goals made. On the season, he is perfect on 7 of 7 attempts and hasn’t missed a point after. I don’t imagine it will be long before we are highlighting some other impressive performances on this squad.