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Liberty 36, Florida International 34

LYNCHBURG, Va. Malik Willis threw two touchdown passes and accounted for 370 yards of offense to lead Liberty to a 36-34 victory over Florida International on Saturday.

Willis was 24-of-30 passing for 285 yards and added 85 yards rushing. His 67-yard run helped set up Alex Barbir's 27-yard field goal that stretched the Flames' lead to 36-28 with 6:32 remaining.

Lexington Joseph returned the ensuing kickoff 63 yards. Four plays later Stone Norton made it 36-34 with a 6-yard TD pass to D'vonte Price, pulling FIU to 36-34 with 4:30 to play. Joseph also ran 100 yards into the end zone on the opening kickoff.

Norton was sacked twice as the Panthers went four-and-out on their final possession deep inside their own territory with 1:32 left.

Joshua Mack had a 2-yard TD run in the fourth quarter and finished with 107 yards rushing for Liberty (2-0).

Price, a senior, ran for a career-high 148 yards with TD runs from 30 and 65 yards in the Panthers' season opener. The freshman Norton was 9-of-13 passing for 120 yards with two touchdown passes.

Capacity was limited to 1,000 at 25,000-seat Williams Stadium. It was the first meeting between the teams.

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  FIU Liberty
First downs 17 31
  Rushing 7 13
  Passing 7 13
  Penalty 3 5
3rd Down Efficiency 5-11, 45% 10-18, 56%
4th down efficiency 1-2, 50% 1-1, 100%
Rushes-Yards 31-168 47-219
Passing Yards 136 308
Return Yards 255 23
Completions-Attempts-Int 11-20-0 25-32-0
Sacks-Yards Lost 5-46 3-29
Punts 4 2
Fumbles Lost 0-0 2-0
Penalties - Yards 15-127 4-40
FIU Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
S. Norton 9 13 120 2 0
M. Bortenschlager 1 3 11 0 0
K. Wiggins 1 4 5 0 0
Liberty Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
M. Willis 24 30 285 2 0
C. Ferguson 1 2 23 0 0
FIU Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
D. Price 13 148 11.4 2
K. Wiggins 3 35 11.7 0
S. Peterson Jr. 8 34 4.3 0
L. Joseph 1 0 0.0 0
M. Bortenschlager 1 -8 -8.0 0
S. Norton 5 -41 -8.2 0
Liberty Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
J. Mack 13 107 8.2 1
M. Willis 13 85 6.5 0
P. Pickett 12 43 3.6 1
S. Louis 4 8 2.0 0
C. Ferguson 1 -8 -8.0 0
D. Stubbs 1 -9 -9.0 0
FIU Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
B. Singleton 2 50 25.0 1
S. Palmer 3 28 9.3 0
J. Holloman 2 25 12.5 0
R. Fairweather 1 22 22.0 0
D. Price 1 6 6.0 1
N. Jefferson 1 5 5.0 0
L. Joseph 1 0 0.0
0
Liberty Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
D. Stubbs 8 119 14.9 1
K. Shaa 6 91 15.2 0
N. Frith 3 56 18.7 1
D. Douglas 3 21 7.0 0
J. Mack 1 7 7.0 0
P. Pickett 1 6 6.0 0
J. Jackson 1 5 5.0 0
J. Huntley 1 3 3.0 0
C. Barrett 1 0 0.0
0
FIU Interceptions
Player Int Yards
Liberty Interceptions
Player Int Yards
FIU Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
T. Heatherly 4 163 40.8
Liberty Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
A. Alves 2 61 30.5
FIU Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
Liberty Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
FIU Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
L. Joseph 6 255 42.5
Liberty Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
S. Louis 1 23 23.0
FIU Missed FG
Player Length
Liberty Missed FG
Player Length
A. Barbir 36


4th Quarter
3rd&8 at FIU 8 (0:21) TEAM rush for -2 yards to the FIU10.
2nd&5 at FIU 5 (0:43) TEAM rush for -3 yards to the FIU8.
1st&3 at FIU 3 (1:32) TEAM rush for -2 yards to the FIU5.
4th&13 at FIU 22 (1:40) Stone Norton sacked by Jayod Sanders for -19 yards to the FIU3.
3rd&13 at FIU 22 (1:46) Stone Norton incomplete pass to the left.
2nd&2 at FIU 33 (1:52) Stone Norton sacked by Durrell Johnson for -11 yards to the FIU22. FIU penalized 0 yards.
1st&10 at FIU 25 (2:11) Stone Norton pass completion to the left to Sterling Palmer for 8 yards to the FIU33.
4th&14 at Lib 42 (2:20) Aidan Alves punts. No return. Ball on FIU25.
4th&9 at Lib 47 (2:20) Liberty penalized -5 yards.
3rd&9 at Lib 47 (2:24) Chris Ferguson incomplete pass to the right.
2nd&9 at Lib 47 (3:09) Joshua Mack rush right for 0 yards.
Defensive Time Out (3:09) FIU time out.
1st&10 at Lib 46 (3:13) Joshua Mack rush middle for 1 yard to the Lib47.
3rd&12 at Lib 23 (4:20) Chris Ferguson pass completion to the middle to Kevin Shaa for 23 yards to the Lib46.
2nd&18 at Lib 17 (4:25) Joshua Mack rush left for 6 yards to the Lib23.
Defensive Time Out (4:25) FIU time out.
1st&10 at Lib 25 (4:30) Chris Ferguson rush middle for -8 yards to the Lib17. Chris Ferguson fumbles, Chris Ferguson of Liberty recovers and returns 0 yards.
Kick Return (4:30) FIU kicks off. Touchback. Ball on Lib25.
2pt Incompletion (4:30) Stone Norton two point pass is NO GOOD - intended for Rivaldo Fairweather.
4th&3 at Lib 3 (4:30) FIU penalized -10 yards.
2nd&5 at Lib 6Lib 36-34 (4:35) Stone Norton pass completion to the right to D'vonte Price for 6 yards for a TOUCHDOWN.
1st&10 at Lib 11 (5:11) Stone Norton pass completion to the right to Nate Jefferson for 5 yards to the Lib6.
2nd&10 at Lib 33 (5:44) Stone Norton pass completion to the left to Rivaldo Fairweather for 22 yards to the Lib11.
1st&10 at Lib 33 (6:20) D'vonte Price rush for 0 yards.
Kick Return (6:32) Liberty kicks off. Lexington Joseph returns 65 yards to the Lib33.
4th&7 at FIU 9Lib 36-28 (6:36) Alex Barbir 27 yard FIELD GOAL.
3rd&8 at FIU 10 (7:18) Malik Willis rush for 1 yard to the FIU9.
Offensive Time Out (7:18) Liberty time out.
2nd&12 at FIU 14 (8:05) Shedro Louis rush right for 4 yards to the FIU10.
1st&10 at FIU 12 (8:36) Malik Willis rush for -2 yards to the FIU14.
3rd&7 at Lib 21 (9:06) Malik Willis rush for 67 yards to the FIU12.
2nd&15 at Lib 13 (9:39) Peytton Pickett rush middle for 8 yards to the Lib21.
2nd&10 at Lib 18 (9:39) Liberty penalized -5 yards.
1st&10 at Lib 18 (9:44) Malik Willis incomplete pass to the middle.
4th&9 at FIU 46 (9:50) Tommy Heatherly punts. No return. Ball on Lib18.
3rd&7 at FIU 48 (10:30) Stone Norton sacked by TreShaun Clark and Durrell Johnson for -2 yards to the FIU46.
2nd&10 at FIU 45 (11:07) D'vonte Price rush right for 3 yards to the FIU48.
1st&10 at FIU 45 (11:07) Stone Norton incomplete pass to the right.
3rd&5 at FIU 30 (11:21) Liberty penalized 15 yards.
2nd&5 at FIU 30 (11:47) Stone Norton pass completion to the right to Lexington Joseph for 0 yards.
1st&10 at FIU 25 (12:27) D'vonte Price rush right for 5 yards to the FIU30.
Kick Return (12:27) Liberty kicks off. Touchback. Ball on FIU25.
2pt Rush (12:27) Malik Willis two point rush -FAILED.
2nd&2 at FIU 2Lib 33-28 (12:32) Joshua Mack rush right for 2 yards for a TOUCHDOWN.
1st&7 at FIU 7 (13:04) Malik Willis pass completion to the right to Jerome Jackson for 5 yards to the FIU2.
1st&5 at FIU 15 (13:38) Malik Willis rush right for 8 yards to the FIU7.
1st&10 at FIU 20 (13:43) FIU penalized 5 yards.
2nd&1 at FIU 24 (14:06) Joshua Mack rush middle for 4 yards to the FIU20.
1st&10 at FIU 33 (14:21) Malik Willis pass completion to the right to Kevin Shaa for 9 yards to the FIU24.
4th&1 at Lib 34 (15:00) Joshua Mack rush left for 33 yards to the FIU33.
3rd Quarter
3rd&14 at Lib 21 (0:21) Malik Willis rush for 13 yards to the Lib34.
2nd&21 at Lib 14 (1:05) Malik Willis pass completion to the right to Joshua Mack for 7 yards to the Lib21.
1st&10 at Lib 25 (1:42) Malik Willis sacked by Tevin Jones for -11 yards to the Lib14. Malik Willis fumbles, Johnny Huntley of Liberty recovers and returns 0 yards.
Kick Return (1:42) FIU kicks off. Touchback. Ball on Lib25.
Point AfterFIU 28-27 (1:42) Chase Gabriel PAT - GOOD.
1st&10 at Lib 45Tied 27-27 (1:50) Stone Norton pass completion to the middle to Bryce Singleton for 45 yards for a TOUCHDOWN.
3rd&1 at 50 (2:22) Shaun Peterson Jr. rush for 5 yards to the Lib45.
2nd&9 at FIU 42 (2:57) Stone Norton pass completion to the left to Sterling Palmer for 8 yards to the 50.
1st&10 at FIU 41 (3:32) Shaun Peterson Jr. rush left for 1 yard to the FIU42.
3rd&6 at FIU 29 (3:53) Stone Norton pass completion to the middle to Sterling Palmer for 12 yards to the FIU41.
2nd&10 at FIU 25 (4:30) Shaun Peterson Jr. rush right for 4 yards to the FIU29.
1st&10 at FIU 25 (4:34) Stone Norton incomplete pass to the right.
Kick Return (4:35) Liberty kicks off. No return. Ball on FIU25.
4th&3 at FIU 3Lib 27-21 (4:38) Alex Barbir 21 yard FIELD GOAL.
3rd&3 at FIU 3 (4:44) Malik Willis incomplete pass to the right.
2nd&5 at FIU 5 (5:24) Malik Willis rush left for 2 yards to the FIU3.
1st&7 at FIU 7 (5:44) Peytton Pickett rush for 2 yards to the FIU5.
1st&5 at FIU 29 (5:59) Malik Willis pass completion to the right to Kevin Shaa for 15 yards to the FIU14. FIU penalized 7 yards.
1st&10 at FIU 34 (6:22) FIU penalized 5 yards.
1st&10 at FIU 45 (6:28) Peytton Pickett rush for 11 yards to the FIU34.
3rd&5 at Lib 30 (6:54) Malik Willis pass completion to the middle to Noah Frith for 25 yards to the FIU45.
2nd&11 at Lib 24 (7:28) Malik Willis pass completion to the left to Kevin Shaa for 6 yards to the Lib30.
1st&10 at Lib 25 (8:02) Peytton Pickett rush left for -1 yard to the Lib24.
Kick Return (8:02) FIU kicks off. Touchback. Ball on Lib25.
Point AfterLib 24-21 (8:02) Chase Gabriel PAT - GOOD.
1st&10 at FIU 35Lib 24-20 (8:13) D'vonte Price rush for 65 yards for a TOUCHDOWN.
1st&10 at FIU 21 (8:31) Stone Norton pass completion to the right to JJ Holloman for 14 yards to the FIU35.
Kick Return (8:37) Liberty kicks off. Lexington Joseph returns 18 yards to the FIU21.
Point AfterLib 24-14 (8:37) Alex Barbir PAT - GOOD.
1st&10 at FIU 14Lib 23-14 (8:45) Malik Willis pass completion to the left to DJ Stubbs for 14 yards for a TOUCHDOWN.
2nd&1 at FIU 18 (9:11) Shedro Louis rush middle for 4 yards to the FIU14.
1st&10 at FIU 27 (9:27) Malik Willis pass completion to the right to Kevin Shaa for 9 yards to the FIU18.
Defensive Time Out (9:27) FIU time out.
3rd&5 at Lib 44 (9:47) Malik Willis pass completion to the left to Kevin Shaa for 29 yards to the FIU27.
2nd&2 at Lib 47 (10:25) Shedro Louis rush right for -3 yards to the Lib44.
1st&5 at Lib 44 (11:00) Shedro Louis rush left for 3 yards to the Lib47.
1st&10 at Lib 39 (11:00) FIU penalized 5 yards.
4th&24 at FIU 10 (11:09) Tommy Heatherly punts. No return. Ball on Lib39.
3rd&18 at FIU 16 (11:36) Stone Norton sacked by TreShaun Clark for -6 yards to the FIU10.
2nd&15 at FIU 19 (12:17) Stone Norton rush middle for -3 yards to the FIU16.
1st&15 at FIU 19 (12:21) Stone Norton incomplete pass to the left.
1st&10 at FIU 24 (12:21) FIU penalized -5 yards.
Kick Return (12:26) Liberty kicks off. Lexington Joseph returns 18 yards to the FIU24.
4th&5 at FIU 9Lib 17-14 (12:31) Alex Barbir 27 yard FIELD GOAL.
3rd&5 at FIU 9 (12:35) Malik Willis incomplete pass to the right.
2nd&6 at FIU 10 (13:19) Joshua Mack rush left for 1 yard to the FIU9.
1st&10 at FIU 14 (13:53) Malik Willis pass completion to the left to DJ Stubbs for 4 yards to the FIU10.
1st&10 at Lib 35 (14:23) Malik Willis pass completion to the right to DJ Stubbs for 36 yards to the FIU29. FIU penalized 15 yards.
1st&10 at Lib 25 (15:00) Joshua Mack rush for 10 yards to the Lib35.
Kick Return (15:00) FIU kicks off. Touchback. Ball on Lib25.
2nd Quarter
3rd&2 at FIU 28 (0:32) Kaylan Wiggins rush for 14 yards to the FIU42.
Defensive Time Out (0:32) Liberty time out.
2nd&5 at FIU 25 (0:37) Shaun Peterson Jr. rush left for 3 yards to the FIU28.
1st&10 at FIU 20 (1:14) Shaun Peterson Jr. rush middle for 5 yards to the FIU25.
4th&13 at FIU 17 (1:20) 36 yard field goal attempt by Alex Barbir is NO GOOD.
3rd&4 at FIU 8 (1:56) DJ Stubbs sacked by Alexy Jean-Baptiste for -9 yards to the FIU17.
2nd&2 at FIU 6 (2:40) Malik Willis rush for -2 yards to the FIU8.
1st&10 at FIU 14 (3:14) Joshua Mack rush left for 8 yards to the FIU6.
Defensive Time Out (3:14) FIU time out.
1st&10 at FIU 44 (3:23) Joshua Mack rush right for 30 yards to the FIU14.
1st&10 at Lib 43 (3:51) Malik Willis pass completion to the left to DJ Stubbs for 13 yards to the FIU44.
3rd&1 at Lib 41 (4:27) Joshua Mack rush left for 2 yards to the Lib43.
2nd&4 at Lib 38 (4:52) Peytton Pickett rush middle for 3 yards to the Lib41.
1st&10 at Lib 32 (5:18) Malik Willis pass completion to the middle to Peytton Pickett for 6 yards to the Lib38.
1st&10 at Lib 17 (5:54) Malik Willis rush middle for 15 yards to the Lib32.
3rd&6 at Lib 5 (6:15) Malik Willis pass completion to the left to DJ Stubbs for 12 yards to the Lib17.
2nd&5 at Lib 6 (7:01) Peytton Pickett rush for -1 yard to the Lib5.
2nd&10 at Lib 1 (7:07) FIU penalized 5 yards.
1st&10 at Lib 1 (7:39) Peytton Pickett rush middle for 0 yards.
4th&21 at Lib 41 (7:54) Tommy Heatherly punts. No return. Ball on Lib1.
3rd&21 at Lib 41 (8:03) Kaylan Wiggins incomplete pass to the right.
2nd&21 at Lib 41 (8:09) Kaylan Wiggins incomplete pass to the right.
1st&25 at Lib 45 (8:44) Kaylan Wiggins rush right for 4 yards to the Lib41.
1st&15 at Lib 35 (8:51) FIU penalized -10 yards.
1st&10 at Lib 30 (9:15) FIU penalized -5 yards.
2nd&6 at Lib 47 (9:58) Kaylan Wiggins rush right for 17 yards to the Lib30.
1st&10 at FIU 49 (10:18) D'vonte Price rush middle for 4 yards to the Lib47.
3rd&2 at FIU 44 (10:53) Kaylan Wiggins pass completion to the left to Bryce Singleton for 5 yards to the FIU49.
2nd&10 at FIU 36 (11:28) D'vonte Price rush right for 8 yards to the FIU44.
1st&10 at FIU 36 (12:07) Lexington Joseph rush middle for 0 yards.
4th&1 at FIU 29 (12:42) Shaun Peterson Jr. rush right for 7 yards to the FIU36.
3rd&2 at FIU 28 (13:24) Shaun Peterson Jr. rush middle for 1 yard to the FIU29.
2nd&2 at FIU 28 (13:32) Kaylan Wiggins incomplete pass to the middle.
1st&10 at FIU 20 (14:04) Shaun Peterson Jr. rush for 8 yards to the FIU28.
4th&10 at FIU 48 (14:15) Aidan Alves punts. No return. Ball on FIU20.
3rd&10 at FIU 48 (14:19) Malik Willis incomplete pass to the left.
2nd&10 at FIU 48 (14:25) Malik Willis incomplete pass to the middle.
1st&10 at FIU 48 (14:30) Malik Willis incomplete pass to the right.
3rd&7 at Lib 45 (15:00) Malik Willis pass completion to the right to Noah Frith for 7 yards to the FIU48.
1st Quarter
2nd&7 at Lib 45 (0:06) Malik Willis pass completion to the right to Chris Barrett for 0 yards.
1st&10 at Lib 42 (0:39) Malik Willis pass completion to the left to Demario Douglas for 3 yards to the Lib45.
3rd&4 at Lib 30 (0:55) Malik Willis pass completion to the left to Demario Douglas for 12 yards to the Lib42.
2nd&7 at Lib 27 (1:34) Malik Willis pass completion to the right to Johnny Huntley for 3 yards to the Lib30.
1st&10 at Lib 24 (2:10) Joshua Mack rush for 3 yards to the Lib27.
Kick Return (2:16) FIU kicks off. Shedro Louis returns 23 yards to the Lib24.
Point AfterTied 14-14 (2:16) Chase Gabriel PAT - GOOD.
3rd&2 at Lib 30Lib 14-13 (2:24) D'vonte Price rush left for 30 yards for a TOUCHDOWN.
2nd&7 at Lib 35 (2:56) D'vonte Price rush middle for 5 yards to the Lib30.
1st&10 at Lib 38 (3:17) D'vonte Price rush left for 3 yards to the Lib35.
2nd&10 at FIU 43 (3:45) D'vonte Price rush right for 4 yards to the FIU47. Liberty penalized 15 yards.
1st&10 at FIU 43 (3:53) Max Bortenschlager incomplete pass to the left.
2nd&5 at FIU 34 (4:21) D'vonte Price rush middle for 9 yards to the FIU43.
1st&10 at FIU 29 (4:53) D'vonte Price rush right for 5 yards to the FIU34.
1st&10 at FIU 18 (5:15) Max Bortenschlager pass completion to the right to JJ Holloman for 11 yards to the FIU29.
Kick Return (5:20) Liberty kicks off. Lexington Joseph returns 18 yards to the FIU18.
Point AfterLib 14-7 (5:20) Alex Barbir PAT - GOOD.
2nd&2 at FIU 2Lib 13-7 (5:24) Peytton Pickett rush for 2 yards for a TOUCHDOWN.
1st&2 at FIU 2 (5:55) Peytton Pickett rush middle for 0 yards.
2nd&12 at FIU 12 (6:01) FIU penalized 10 yards.
1st&5 at FIU 5 (6:45) Malik Willis rush for -7 yards to the FIU12.
3rd&1 at FIU 8 (7:24) Peytton Pickett rush middle for 3 yards to the FIU5.
2nd&4 at FIU 11 (8:03) Malik Willis rush right for 3 yards to the FIU8.
1st&10 at FIU 17 (8:30) Malik Willis pass completion to the right to Demario Douglas for 6 yards to the FIU11.
2nd&8 at FIU 25 (8:52) Peytton Pickett rush right for 8 yards to the FIU17.
1st&10 at FIU 27 (9:40) Malik Willis pass completion to the right to DJ Stubbs for 2 yards to the FIU25.
1st&10 at FIU 42 (9:58) FIU penalized 15 yards.
2nd&2 at FIU 49 (10:29) Malik Willis rush left for 7 yards to the FIU42.
1st&10 at Lib 43 (11:11) Peytton Pickett rush for 8 yards to the FIU49.
4th&11 at FIU 36 (11:24) Tommy Heatherly punts. No return. Ball on Lib28. FIU penalized 15 yards.
3rd&3 at FIU 44 (11:54) Max Bortenschlager sacked by Durrell Johnson for -8 yards to the FIU36.
2nd&10 at FIU 37 (12:25) D'vonte Price rush right for 7 yards to the FIU44.
1st&10 at FIU 37 (12:31) Max Bortenschlager incomplete pass to the left.
Kick Return (12:40) Liberty kicks off. Lexington Joseph returns 36 yards to the FIU37.
Point AfterTied 7-7 (12:40) Alex Barbir PAT - GOOD.
1st&10 at FIU 24FIU 7-6 (12:44) Malik Willis pass completion to the left to Noah Frith for 24 yards for a TOUCHDOWN.
3rd&12 at FIU 38 (13:05) Malik Willis pass completion to the middle to DJ Stubbs for 14 yards to the FIU24.
2nd&19 at FIU 45 (13:44) Joshua Mack rush for 7 yards to the FIU38.
1st&10 at FIU 36 (14:36) Malik Willis sacked by Davon Strickland for -9 yards to the FIU45.
1st&10 at Lib 25 (14:51) Malik Willis pass completion to the right to DJ Stubbs for 24 yards to the Lib49. FIU penalized 15 yards.
Kick Return (14:51) FIU kicks off. Touchback. Ball on Lib25.
Point AfterFIU 7-0 (14:51) Chase Gabriel PAT - GOOD.
Kick ReturnFIU 6-0 (15:00) Liberty kicks off. Lexington Joseph returns 100 yards for a TOUCHDOWN.

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Septebmer 26, 2020


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