Scores

Final

Liberty 31

(8-3, 4-0 Big South)

Gardner-Webb 0

(5-6, 2-2 Big South)

3:30 PM ET, November 17, 2007

Ernest W. Spangler Stadium, Boiling Springs, NC

1 2 3 4 T
LIB 21 3 7 031
WEBB 0 0 0 00

Top Performers

Passing: B. Smith (LIB) - 204 YDS, 3 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: Z. Terrell (LIB) - 9 CAR, 81 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: R. Jennings (LIB) - 2 REC, 60 YDS, 1 TD

Liberty 31, Gardner-Webb 0

Associated Press

BOILING SPRINGS, N.C. (AP) -- Brock Smith threw for 204 yards and three touchdowns Saturday to help Liberty clinch its first Big South Conference title by beating Gardner-Webb 31-0.

Rashad Jennings added 114 yards rushing and a long TD catch for the Flames (8-3, 4-0), who won here for the first time in 27 years. Liberty also handed Gardner-Webb (5-6, 2-2) its first shutout loss since September 2003 and its first home shutout loss in 22 years.

Liberty scored on its first three possessions, with Smith throwing for touchdowns on each drive to help the Flames build a 24-0 halftime lead.

Gardner-Webb reached Liberty's 20-yard line just once, but fumbled the ball away early in the fourth quarter to end its best drive.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
LIB
WEBB
1st Downs2910
Total Yards469187
Passing214171
Rushing25516
Penalties4-399-66
3rd Down Conversions7-135-13
4th Down Conversions1-10-1
Turnovers23
Possession37:4722:13

Passing Leaders

LibertyC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Smith14/242048.531
Gardner-WebbC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Campbell14/201185.901

Rushing Leaders

LibertyCARYDSAVGTDLG
Jennings261144.4013
Terrell9819.0133
Gardner-WebbCARYDSAVGTDLG
Montgomery8232.909
Petty177.007

Receiving Leaders

LibertyRECYDSAVGTDLG
Jennings26030.0152
Turner44812.0114
Gardner-WebbRECYDSAVGTDLG
Flagler56212.4022
Hernandez6305.008

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERLIBWEBB
TD11:38Brandon Turner 14 Yd Pass From Brock Smith (Noah Greenbaum Kick)
Drive: 5 plays, 40 yds, 1:58
70
TD10:08Rashad Jennings 52 Yd Pass From Brock Smith (Noah Greenbaum Kick)
Drive: 1 plays, 52 yds, :16
140
TD02:38Chris Stokes 5 Yd Pass From Brock Smith (Noah Greenbaum Kick)
Drive: 8 plays, 54 yds, 5:12
210
SECOND QUARTERLIBWEBB
FG03:18Noah Greenbaum 39 Yd
Drive: 17 plays, 72 yds, 8:36
240
THIRD QUARTERLIBWEBB
TD08:43Zach Terrell 3 Yd Run (Noah Greenbaum Kick)
Drive: 9 plays, 96 yds, 4:10
310