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Liberty 21, Troy 13

Associated Press

TROY, Ala. - Malik Willis threw two touchdown passes and ran for another score to lead Liberty to a 21-13 victory over Troy.

Willis was 13-of-18 passing for 154 yards and added 93 yards rushing on 20 carries. He threw a 32-yard touchdown strike to Demario Douglas in the first quarter, and then floated a 2-yard TD pass to tight end Jerome Jackso n in the second. Willis sprinted to the right end zone pylon for a 4-yard touchdown that capped a 90-yard drive with 12:22 remaining.

Storey Jackson sacked Taylor Powell on a third-and-goal, but Powell connected with Deyunkrea Lewis for an 11-yard touchdown pass to pull Troy (1-1) to 21-13 with 1:14 to play.

Benjamin Alexander recovered the ensuing onside kick for Liberty (2-0).

B.J. Smith had a 5-yard touchdown run for the Trojans in the first quarter. Powell completed 18 of 25 passes for 211 yards.


Scoring Summary
First Quarter LibTroy
Troy TD 9:40 B.J. Smith 5 yd run (Brooks Buce kick) 0 7
Lib TD 4:29 Demario Douglas 32 yd pass from Malik Willis (Alex Barbir kick) 7 7
Second Quarter LibTroy
Lib TD 7:29 Jerome Jackson 2 yd pass from Malik Willis (Alex Barbir kick) 14 7
Fourth Quarter LibTroy
Lib TD 12:22 Malik Willis 4 yd run (Alex Barbir kick) 21 7
Troy TD 1:10 Deyunkrea Lewis 11 yd pass from Taylor Powell (blocked XP) 21 13
Team Stats
  Liberty Troy
First downs 22 13
  Rushing 14 3
  Passing 6 8
  Penalty 2 2
3rd Down Efficiency 6-13, 46% 4-11, 36%
4th down efficiency 2-2, 100% 2-2, 100%
Rushes-Yards 47-185 24-21
Passing Yards 154 211
Return Yards 28 0
Completions-Attempts-Int 13-18-0 18-25-1
Sacks-Yards Lost 5--28 5--41
Punts 4 5
Punts-Average 42 38.4
Fumbles Lost 0-0 1-0
Penalties - Yards 8-65 4-35
Time of Possession 38:59 21:01
Liberty Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
M. Willis 13 18 154 2 0
Troy Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
T. Powell 18 25 211 1 1
Liberty Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
M. Willis 20 93 4.7 1
T. Green 10 56 5.6 0
J. Mack 8 20 2.5 0
S. Louis 7 19 2.7 0
Troy Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
K. Vidal 11 38 3.5 0
B. Smith 5 17 3.4 1
T. Powell 7 -33 -4.7 0
Liberty Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
D. Douglas 3 41 13.7 1
D. Stubbs 3 34 11.3 0
T. Hobbs 1 31 31.0 0
S. Louis 3 28 9.3 0
K. Shaa 1 11 11.0 0
C. Daniels 1 7 7.0 0
J. Jackson 1 2 2.0 1
Troy Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
L. Whittemore 3 71 23.7 0
K. Vidal 5 37 7.4 0
R. Todd 2 34 17.0 0
D. Lewis 2 29 14.5 1
T. Johnson 3 25 8.3 0
B. Smith 1 8 8.0 0
A. Lewis 1 5 5.0 0
J. Barber 1 2 2.0 0
Liberty Interceptions
Player Int Yards
D. Lowe 1 8
Troy Interceptions
Player Int Yards
Liberty Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
A. Alves 4 168 42.0
Troy Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
L. Magliozzi 5 192 38.4
Liberty Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
Troy Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
T. Johnson 1 0 0
Liberty Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
S. Louis 1 20 20.0
Troy Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
Liberty Missed FG
Player Length
A. Barbir 32
Troy Missed FG
Player Length




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