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Liberty 21, Gardner-Webb 20

Associated Press

LYNCHBURG, Va. - Dae Dae Hunter's fourth-quarter touchdown run from a yard out lifted Liberty to a 21-20 win over Gardner-Webb.

Shedro Louis scored on a short run early in the second quarter to put Liberty up 14-7, but the Bulldogs rallied behind two Jay Billingsley field goals, the longest from 41 yards out, and Bailey Fisher's 10-yard touchdown strike to T.J. Luther to take a 20-14 lead early in the fourth quarter.

Hunter's score capped a 10-play, 67-yard drive by the Flames

Fisher was 23 of 43 for 239 yards and a touchdown but was picked off twice. T.J. Luther had eight catches for 131 yards for Gardner-Webb (2-5), his fourth 100-yard receiving game of the season. Narii Gaither 21 carries for 100 yards and a touchdown.

Johnathan Bennett was 17 of 30 for 222 yards and a touchdown, but threw two interceptions. Hunter finished with 76 yards on nine carries for Liberty (6-10).


Scoring Summary
First Quarter G-WebbLib
Lib TD 4:29 Jerome Jackson 7 yd pass from Johnathan Bennett (Nick Brown kick) 0 7
Second Quarter G-WebbLib
G-Webb TD 10:41 Narii Gaither 2 yd run (Jay Billingsley kick) 7 7
Lib TD 10:01 Shedro Louis 2 yd run (Nick Brown kick) 7 14
G-Webb FG 0:00 Jay Billingsley 22 yd FG 10 14
Third Quarter G-WebbLib
G-Webb TD 9:29 T.J. Luther 10 yd pass from Bailey Fisher (Jay Billingsley kick) 17 14
Fourth Quarter G-WebbLib
G-Webb FG 14:50 Jay Billingsley 41 yd FG 20 14
Lib TD 10:11 Dae Dae Hunter 1 yd run (Nick Brown kick) 20 21
Team Stats
  Gardner-Webb Liberty
First downs 22 14
  Rushing 5 3
  Passing 13 10
  Penalty 4 1
3rd Down Efficiency 5-14, 36% 1-12, 8%
4th down efficiency 0-0, -% 1-2, 50%
Rushes-Yards 34-86 29-93
Passing Yards 239 222
Return Yards -1 27
Completions-Attempts-Int 23-44-3 17-32-2
Sacks-Yards Lost 5--31 5--17
Punts 8 8
Punts-Average 37.1 41.1
Fumbles Lost 0-0 2-1
Penalties - Yards 6-42 6-44
Time of Possession 34:27 25:33
Gardner-Webb Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
B. Fisher 23 43 239 1 2
E. Floyd 0 1 0 0 1
Liberty Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
J. Bennett 17 30 222 1 2
N. Hampton 0 2 0 0 0
Gardner-Webb Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
N. Gaither 21 100 4.8 1
J. Brown 2 3 1.5 0
J. Crankfield 1 0 0.0 0
B. Fisher 10 -17 -1.7 0
Liberty Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
D. Hunter 9 76 8.4 1
S. Louis 6 15 2.5 1
T. Green 2 4 2.0 0
N. Hampton 2 1 0.5 0
J. Bennett 9 -2 -0.2 0
Gardner-Webb Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
T. Luther 8 131 16.4 1
C. Haywood 9 57 6.3 0
E. Floyd 1 27 27.0 0
A. Herock 2 16 8.0 0
N. Gaither 3 8 2.7 0
Liberty Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
N. Frith 4 97 24.3 0
D. Douglas 8 87 10.9 0
D. Hunter 2 25 12.5 0
J. Jackson 1 7 7.0 1
J. Lofton 2 6 3.0 0
Gardner-Webb Interceptions
Player Int Yards
J. Mitchell 1 0
J. Brown 1 -1
Liberty Interceptions
Player Int Yards
R. Rahimi 1 1
J. Scruggs 1 0
D. Anthony 1 0
Gardner-Webb Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
A. Hendley 8 297 37.1
Liberty Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
A. Alves 8 329 41.1
Gardner-Webb Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
Liberty Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
D. Douglas 4 11 2.8
Gardner-Webb Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
Liberty Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
D. Douglas 1 15 15.0
T. Sibley 1 0 0
Gardner-Webb Missed FG
Player Length
Liberty Missed FG
Player Length




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