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.
Linebacker Myles Jack, who suffered a season-ending knee injury, said Thursday he decided to leave UCLA and enter the 2016 NFL draft because he wants to be compensated for his skills.
The tougher tests await down the road for No. 3 Baylor Bears, but coach Art Briles has seen enough of his Bears to know this is his best team.
A decision has been made that Randy Edsall will not be the football coach at Maryland next season, and discussions are taking place about how and when to separate, a source said Thursday night.
Florida State running back Mario Pender has been released from the hospital but could be given a medical redshirt if he cannot return to the field this season.
Tennessee chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek has issued a statement amid rumors that alleges coach Butch Jones fought and punched senior offensive lineman Mack Crowder during a fall practice session.
With the addition of a few tweaks, UConn football coach Bob Diaco is still planning to bring a rivalry trophy with him to Florida on Saturday when the Huskies play UCF.