#25 Liberty defeats Virginia Tech, 38-35

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Published: Nov. 7, 2020 at 1:46 PM EST
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BLACKSBURG, Va. (WDBJ/AP) - UPDATE: #25 Liberty defeats Virginia Tech, 38-35 Saturday in Blacksburg.

Alex Barbir hit a career-long 51-yard field goal with 1 second remaining to lift the Flames to a win. Barbir had a 59-yard attempt blocked with 8 seconds left, and Virginia Tech’s Jermaine Waller returned it to the end zone for what appeared to be the game-winning score for the Hokies (4-3), but officials ruled that Virginia Tech had called a timeout before the attempt.

Malik Willis led the Flames on the ground and in the air on Saturday, contributing to four total touchdowns (1 rush, 3 pass). He rushed for 108 yards and threw for another 217.

Hendon Hooker mirrored Willis’s passing totals for the Hokies, hitting the exact same totals for touchdowns (3) and yards (217).

The #25 Flames move to 7-0 on the year, while Virginia Tech falls to 4-3.

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EARLIER: The Hokies bring a narrow lead into the half against the newly-ranked #25 Liberty Flames in Blacksburg, 20-14.

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