Scores

Final

Liberty 35

(3-3, 1-0 Big South)

Gardner-Webb 3

(1-4, 0-1 Big South)

Coverage: GamePlan

4:00 PM ET, October 8, 2011

Ernest W. Spangler Stadium, Boiling Springs, NC

1 2 3 4 T
LIB 14 7 7 735
WEBB 0 3 0 03

Top Performers

Passing: M. Brown (LIB) - 363 YDS, 3 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: K. Little (WEBB) - 17 CAR, 103 YDS

Receiving: C. Summers (LIB) - 9 REC, 133 YDS, 1 TD

Liberty 35, Gardner-Webb 3

Associated Press

BOILING SPRINGS, N.C. -- Mike Brown passed for two touchdowns and rushed for another as Liberty routed Gardner-Webb 35-3 on Saturday in the Big South opener for both teams.

Liberty led 14-0 before Gardner-Webb's offense touched the ball. Brown gave the Flames (3-3) a 7-0 lead on a 1-yard run, then threw a 33-yard touchdown pass to Chris Summers after the Bulldogs fumbled the ensuing kickoff. Brown finished with a career-high 363 yards passing for the Flames. His second touchdown pass went 17 yards to Tommy Shaver in the third quarter for a 28-3 lead.

It was the fifth straight win in the series for the Flames, who have won those games by an average of 30 points. The win gives the Flames a 9-8-1 edge in the series.

Summers caught nine passes for 133 yards while Shaver had four catches for 110 yards.

Gardner-Webb (1-4, 0-1) converted only 2 of 13 third downs.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
LIB
WEBB
1st Downs2515
Total Yards494288
Passing363169
Rushing131119
Penalties3-245-38
3rd Down Conversions8-132-13
4th Down Conversions1-10-2
Turnovers32
Possession31:0128:59

Passing Leaders

LibertyC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Brown22/3036312.131
Gardner-WebbC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Beatty17/311625.201

Rushing Leaders

LibertyCARYDSAVGTDLG
Rice9525.8022
Holloway13352.708
Gardner-WebbCARYDSAVGTDLG
Little171036.1046
Rhodes9121.305

Receiving Leaders

LibertyRECYDSAVGTDLG
Summers913314.8133
Shaver411027.5138
Gardner-WebbRECYDSAVGTDLG
Perry III55711.4015
Schley44310.8015

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERLIBWEBB
TD10:28Mike Brown 1 Yd Run (Matt Bevins Kick) 70
TD09:32Chris Summers 33 Yd Pass From Mike Brown (Matt Bevins Kick) 140
SECOND QUARTERLIBWEBB
TD13:44Ervin Garner 10 Yd Pass From Mike Brown (Matt Bevins Kick) 210
FG00:05Trever Austin 27 Yd 213
THIRD QUARTERLIBWEBB
TD06:33Thomas Shaver 17 Yd Pass From Mike Brown (Matt Bevins Kick) 283
FOURTH QUARTERLIBWEBB
TD11:40Aldreakis Allen 2 Yd Run (Matt Bevins Kick) 353