NCAAF Game Recap - Florida International at Liberty
Sat Sep 26, 2020 1:00 PM EDT

Ala
38
Mizzu
19
F
K St
38
Okla
35
F
UGA
37
Ark
10
F
Fla
51
Miss
35
F
MisSt
44
LSU
34
F
KY
13
Aub
29
F
Tex
63
TxTch
56
F OT
Vand
12
TxAM
17
F
FlaSt
10
MiaFL
52
F
UCF
51
ECU
28
F
Army
10
Cin
24
F
WVU
13
OkSt
27
F
Tenn
31
SCar
27
F
Troy
7
BYU
48
F
GaSo
18
ULLaf
20
F
NCSt
24
VaTec
45
F
Lou
20
Pitt
23
F
UAB
42
SoAl
10
F
MidTN
35
UTSA
37
F
Camp
21
App
52
F
GATec
20
Syr
37
F
FLInt
34
Lib
36
F
IASt
37
TCU
34
F
Tul
66
SMiss
24
F
UTEP
31
ULMon
6
F
Duke
20
UVA
38
F
TxSt
21
BC
24
F
HBU
38
LaTec
66
F
SFA
7
SMU
50
F
Kans
14
Bayl
47
F

Sep 26, 2020, 1:00 PM EDT

Final

1

2

3

4

T

Florida International (0-1)

14

0

14

6

34

Liberty (2-0)

14

0

13

9

36

Willis' 370 yards of offense helps Liberty beat FIU 36-34
Sat Sep 26, 2020 6:54 PM

LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) Malik Willis threw two touchdown passes and accounted for 370 yards of offense to lead Liberty to a 36-34 victory over Florida International on Saturday.

Willis was 24-of-30 passing for 285 yards and added 85 yards rushing. His 67-yard run helped set up Alex Barbir's 27-yard field goal that stretched the Flames' lead to 36-28 with 6:32 remaining.

Lexington Joseph returned the ensuing kickoff 63 yards. Four plays later Stone Norton made it 36-34 with a 6-yard TD pass to D'vonte Price with 4:30 to play. Joseph also ran 100 yards into the end zone on the opening kickoff.

Norton was sacked twice as the Panthers went four-and-out on their final possession deep inside their own territory with 1:32 left.

DJ Stubbs had eight catches for 119 yards that included a spectacular one-handed 14-yard touchdown catch in the third quarter for Liberty (2-0). Joshua Mack had a 2-yard TD run in the fourth and finished with 107 yards rushing.

Price, a senior, ran for a career-high 148 yards with TD runs from 30 and 65 yards in the Panthers' season opener. The freshman Norton was 9-of-13 passing for 120 yards with two touchdown passes.

Capacity was limited to 1,000 at 25,000-seat Williams Stadium. It was the first meeting between the teams.

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Passing

FLInt Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
S. Norton 13 9 69.2 2 120 45 0 137.8
M. Bortenschlager 3 1 33.3 0 11 11 0 45.1
Lib Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
M. Willis 30 24 80.0 2 285 36 0 128.5
C. Ferguson 2 1 50.0 0 23 23 0 91.7

Rushing

FLInt Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
L. Joseph 1 0 0.0 0 0
D. Price 13 148 11.4 65 2
Lib Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
J. Mack 13 107 8.2 33 1
M. Willis 13 85 6.5 67 0

Receiving

FLInt Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
L. Joseph 1 0 0.0 0 0
B. Singleton 2 50 25.0 45 1
Lib Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
C. Barrett 1 0 0.0 0 0
D. Stubbs 8 119 14.9 36 1

Fumbles

Lib F FL
M. Willis 1 0

Returning

FLInt KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
L. Joseph 6 42.5 1 100 0 - 0 0
Lib KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
S. Louis 1 23.0 0 23 0 - 0 0

Punting

FLInt Punt Yds Avg LgPu
T. Heatherly 4 163 40.8 51
Lib Punt Yds Avg LgPu
A. Alves 2 61 30.5 33

Takeaways

Team Stats Comparison

FLInt Lib
Points For 34 36
Total Yards 324 527
Rushing Yards 188 219
Passing Yards 136 308
Passing Completions / Attempts 11/20 25/32
Turnovers 0 0
Interceptions Thrown 0 0
Fumbles - Lost 0/0 2/0
First Downs 17 31
Penalties - Yards 15/127 4/40
Time Of Possession 39:39 21:21
Third Down Conversions/Attempts 4/10 10/18
Fourth Down Conversions/Attempts 1/2 1/1
Punts - Average Yards 0/0 0/0

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter FLInt Lib
FLInt 0:09 TD Lexington Joseph 100 yd kick return (Chase Gabriel kick) 7 0
Lib 2:20 TD Noah Frith 24 yd pass from Malik Willis (Alex Barbir kick) 7 7
Lib 9:40 TD Peytton Pickett 2 yd run (Alex Barbir kick) 7 14
FLInt 12:44 TD D'vonte Price 30 yd run (Chase Gabriel kick) 14 14
2nd Quarter FLInt Lib
No scores this quarter
3rd Quarter FLInt Lib
Lib 2:34 FG Alex Barbir 27 yd FG 14 17
Lib 6:23 TD DJ Stubbs 14 yd pass from Malik Willis (Alex Barbir kick) 14 24
FLInt 6:58 TD D'vonte Price 65 yd run (Chase Gabriel kick) 21 24
Lib 10:25 FG Alex Barbir 21 yd FG 21 27
FLInt 13:18 TD Bryce Singleton 45 yd pass from Stone Norton (Chase Gabriel kick) 28 27
4th Quarter FLInt Lib
Lib 2:33 TD Joshua Mack 2 yd run (failed 2pt rush) 28 33
Lib 8:28 FG Alex Barbir 27 yd FG 28 36
FLInt 10:30 TD D'vonte Price 6 yd pass from Stone Norton (failed 2pt pass) 34 36

Game Information

Stadium: Williams Stadium, Lynchburg, Virginia
Attendance: 1,000
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