Scores

Final

VMI 34

(2-8, 0-4 Southern)

Liberty 73

(7-3, 3-0 Big South)

1:00 PM ET, November 10, 2007

Williams Stadium (VA), Lynchburg, VA

1 2 3 4 T
VMI 0 28 0 634
LIB 24 21 21 773

Top Performers

Passing: B. Smith (LIB) - 246 YDS, 3 TD

Rushing: R. Jennings (LIB) - 17 CAR, 77 YDS, 3 TD

Receiving: B. Turner (LIB) - 5 REC, 91 YDS, 1 TD

Liberty 73, VMI 34

Associated Press

LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) -- Brock Smith threw three touchdown passes and ran for a fourth score to lead Liberty to a 73-34 win over VMI on Saturday.

The 73 points scored fell just short of the Liberty record of 76 set against West Virginia Tech in 1995.

Rashad Jennings ran for three TDs for the Flames (7-3, 3-0 Big South). Smith completed 11-of-14 passes for 246 yards, including first-half TD tosses of 6, 52 and 14 yards. He also had a 9-yard scoring run in the first quarter.

Liberty jumped ahead 24-0 before VMI cut the deficit to 45-28 at halftime. Liberty put the game away with 28 unanswered points in the second half, including TD runs of 4 and 6 yards by Jennings.

Liberty's Dominic Bolden, who had a TD catch, scored on an 83-yard kickoff return and teammate Jonathan Crawford had a 65-yard punt return for a score.

VMI's Howard Abegesah led all rushers with 120 yards. Abegesah, Joey Robinson and Tim Maypray ran for one score apiece for VMI (2-8, 0-4). Maypray also caught a 33-yard TD pass from Kyle Hughes and Bryant Youngblood scored on an 87-yard fumble return for VMI.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
VMI
LIB
1st Downs2421
Total Yards396475
Passing105280
Rushing291195
Penalties7-668-66
3rd Down Conversions0-00-0
4th Down Conversions0-00-0
Turnovers53
Possession36:4423:16

Passing Leaders

Virginia Military InstituteC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Hughes5/1010510.511
LibertyC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Smith11/1424617.630

Rushing Leaders

Virginia Military InstituteCARYDSAVGTDLG
Abegesah251204.810
Robinson11968.710
LibertyCARYDSAVGTDLG
Terrell78311.910
Jennings17774.530

Receiving Leaders

Virginia Military InstituteRECYDSAVGTDLG
Maypray25929.510
Robinson23919.500
LibertyRECYDSAVGTDLG
Turner59118.210
Bolden26633.020

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERVMILIB
FG13:26Noah Greenbaum 26 Yd 03
TD08:26Brandon Turner 6 Yd Pass From Brock Smith (Noah Greenbaum Kick) 010
TD06:07Dominic Bolden 52 Yd Pass From Brock Smith (Noah Greenbaum Kick) 017
TD03:12Brock Smith 9 Yd Run (Noah Greenbaum Kick) 024
SECOND QUARTERVMILIB
TD12:11Howard Abegesah 14 Yd Run (Pat Blocked) 624
TD09:37Rashad Jennings 7 Yd Run (Noah Greenbaum Kick) 631
TD06:56Dominic Bolden 14 Yd Pass From Brock Smith (Noah Greenbaum Kick) 638
TD03:55Timothy Maypray 33 Yd Pass From Kyle Hughes (Kyle Hughes Pass To Josh Favaro For Two-Point Conversion) 1438
TD03:40Dominic Bolden 83 Yd Kickoff Return (Noah Greenbaum Kick) 1445
TD00:45Timothy Maypray 11 Yd Run (Patrick Sweeney Kick) 2145
TD00:02Bryant Youngblood 87 Yd Fumble Return (Patrick Sweeney Kick) 2845
THIRD QUARTERVMILIB
TD07:34Rashad Jennings 4 Yd Run (Noah Greenbaum Kick) 2852
TD04:04Rashad Jennings 6 Yd Run (Noah Greenbaum Kick) 2859
TD01:47Jonathan Crawford 65 Yd Punt Return (Noah Greenbaum Kick) 2866
FOURTH QUARTERVMILIB
TD10:15Zach Terrell 3 Yd Run (Noah Greenbaum Kick) 2873
TD02:30Joey Robinson 8 Yd Run (Pat Failed) 3473