Liberty football cruises past MTSU 41-13

Liberty moves to 5-1 on the season.
Published: Oct. 9, 2021 at 7:04 PM EDT
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LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP/WDBJ) - The Flames manufactured a comfortable gap to close out the win Saturday against Middle Tennessee State University, 41-13.

Malik Willis threw for 222 yards and two touchdowns, Joshua Mack rushed for 91 yards.

The Flames, an FCS independent, featured a balanced offense, running for 227 yards to go with Willis’ passing numbers. They outgained their Conference USA opponent 449-265.

Willis’ touchdowns both came in the first quarter — 35 yards to Demario Douglas and five yards to Jerome Jackson.

Douglas caught six passes for 156 yards and a touchdown.

T.J. Green added a 1-yard run midway through the second quarter and the Flames led 21-0. Chase Cunningham threw two TD passes to get Middle Tennessee close, but only briefly.

Liberty moves to 5-1 on the season.

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