Scores

Final

VMI 31

(1-8, 1-3 Southern)

Liberty 37

(7-3, 5-0 Big South)

3:30 PM ET, November 5, 2011

Williams Stadium (VA), Lynchburg, VA

1 2 3 4 T
VMI 7 10 7 731
LIB 9 7 14 737

Top Performers

Passing: E. Kordenbrock (VMI) - 320 YDS, 3 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: A. Allen (LIB) - 15 CAR, 75 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: T. Hairston (VMI) - 6 REC, 94 YDS, 2 TD

Liberty 37, VMI 31

Associated Press

LYNCHBURG, Va. -- Mike Brown passed for 286 yards and two touchdowns, and ran for a third as Liberty edged Virginia Military Institute 37-31 Saturday in Big South play.

The Flames (7-3, 5-0) withstood the upset bid by VMI (1-8, 1-3). The Keydets, behind Eric Kordenbrock, nearly pulled it off. He was 31 of 47 passing for 320 yards and three touchdowns. Two went to Tracy Hairston, including a 55-yarder to open the scoring. But once VMI took a 17-9 lead, Brown took control.

He hit Brandon Apon on a 3-yard scoring pass, then scored from the 1 for a 23-17 lead. T.J. Talley's touchdown run gave VMI its last lead, 24-23. On the ensuing kickoff, Kevin Fogg sped 90 yards to score. Brown then hit Chris Summers for a 22-yard score and a needed cushion. Kordenbrock hit Dexter Bridge on a 22-yard touchdown with 14 seconds left, but an onside kickoff failed.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
VMI
LIB
1st Downs2021
Total Yards403420
Passing320286
Rushing83134
Penalties1-54-35
3rd Down Conversions6-155-11
4th Down Conversions2-21-2
Turnovers22
Possession30:4529:15

Passing Leaders

Virginia Military InstituteC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Kordenbrock31/473206.831
LibertyC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Brown24/342868.420

Rushing Leaders

Virginia Military InstituteCARYDSAVGTDLG
Talley19733.8124
Turner263.004
LibertyCARYDSAVGTDLG
Allen15755.0113
Brown12332.8118

Receiving Leaders

Virginia Military InstituteRECYDSAVGTDLG
Hairston69415.7255
White8678.4021
LibertyRECYDSAVGTDLG
Kelly610517.5032
Summers88410.5122

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERVMILIB
TD09:41Tracy Hairston 55 Yd Pass From Eric Kordenbrock (Jeff Sexton Kick) 70
TD05:53Aldreakis Allen 1 Yd Run (Pat Failed) 76
FG04:45Alex Kacere 35 Yd 79
SECOND QUARTERVMILIB
TD12:50Tracy Hairston 3 Yd Pass From Eric Kordenbrock (Jeff Sexton Kick) 149
FG10:58James Devens 37 Yd 179
TD06:16Brandon Apon 3 Yd Pass From Mike Brown (Alex Kacere Kick) 1716
THIRD QUARTERVMILIB
TD07:00Mike Brown 1 Yd Run (Alex Kacere Kick) 1723
TD04:08T.J. Talley 12 Yd Run (Jeff Sexton Kick) 2423
TD03:53Kevin Fogg 90 Yd Kickoff Return (Alex Kacere Kick) 2430
FOURTH QUARTERVMILIB
TD06:43Chris Summers 22 Yd Pass From Mike Brown (Alex Kacere Kick) 2437
TD00:14Dexter Bridge 22 Yd Pass From Eric Kordenbrock (Jeff Sexton Kick) 3137