LYNCHBURG, Va.: Malik Willis threw two landing passes and accounted for 370 yards of offense to guide Liberty to a 36-34 victory over Florida International on Saturday.
Willis was 24-of-30 passing for 285 yards and added 85 yards speeding. His 67-yard run helped arrange Alex Barbir’s 27-yard subject objective that stretched the Flames’ result in 36-28 with 6:32 remaining.
Lexington Joseph returned the following kickoff 63 yards. Four performs later Stone Norton made it 36-34 with a 6-yard TD move to Dvonte Price, pulling FIU to 36-34 with 4:30 to play. Joseph additionally ran 100 yards into the top zone on the opening kickoff.
Norton was sacked twice because the Panthers went four-and-out on their last possession deep inside their very own territory with 1:32 left.
Joshua Mack had a 2-yard TD run within the fourth quarter and completed with 107 yards speeding for Liberty (2-0).
Price, a senior, ran for a career-high 148 yards with TD runs from 30 and 65 yards within the Panthers’ season opener. The freshman Norton was 9-of-13 passing for 120 yards with two landing passes.
Capacity was restricted to 1,000 at 25,000-seat Williams Stadium. It was the primary assembly between the groups.
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