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Liberty 49, Hofstra 42 (OT)

11/22/2003

LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) -- Eugene Goodman scored on an 8-yard run in
overtime to give Liberty a 49-42 victory over Hofstra on Saturday.

Goodman carried 40 times for 212 yards and three touchdowns for
Liberty (6-6).

Bobby Seck completed touchdown passes of 16 and 59 yards to
Marques Colston in the fourth quarter for Hofstra (2-10). After
Colston's second TD reception with 1:12 left, Seck passed to Isaac
Irby for a two-point conversion to send the game into overtime.

Liberty got the ball first in overtime and needed only three
plays, all runs by Goodman, to score.

A holding penalty forced Hofstra into a first-and-20 situation
from its 25 on its overtime possession. Two short passes moved
Hofstra to the 10, but Seck's fourth-down pass over the middle fell
incomplete.

With 7:51 left in the third quarter, Goodman put Liberty on top
28-21 with an 8-yard touchdown run. He increased the Flames' lead
to 42-27 on a 1-yard scoring run with 6:57 remaining in the fourth
quarter before Hofstra rallied.

Dre Barnes rushed 16 times for 100 yards, and his touchdown less
than a minute into the game put the Flames ahead 6-0. Barnes
finished the season with 1,346 yards, breaking his own school
record.

Seck finished with 496 yards and four touchdowns on 24-of-47
passing. Colston scored on a 91-yard pass from Seck with 1:59 left
in the first quarter.