Liberty holds off FIU, 36-34 Saturday in Lynchburg

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Published: Sep. 26, 2020 at 4:29 PM EDT
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LYNCHBURG, Va. (WDBJ/AP) - Liberty slipped by for a win by a margin of just two points Saturday, defeating the visiting Florida International Panthers, 36-34.

Malik Willis threw two touchdown passes and accounted for 370 yards of offense. 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.

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 with 4:30 left. Joseph also ran 100 yards into the end zone on the opening kickoff.

The Flames move to 2-0, while the Panthers drop to 0-1.

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