LYNCHBURG, Va. – In the first meeting between the two teams on the gridiron, the Liberty Flames defeated the North Alabama Lions 28-7. This is the first time since 2017 that Liberty has started the season 3-0.
Maine transfer quarterback Chris Ferguson made the start in today’s game. In the first half he was 9-of-15 for 63 yards and 1 TD pass to Demario Douglas. Ferguson finished with 3 passing TDs.
Malik Willis is available but has not entered the game. He’s in a brace after suffering an elbow injury in last week’s win over FIU.
While the passing game wasn’t quite as effective, the rushing attack was relentless. For the third straight game, running back Joshua Mack tallied more than 100 yards (130) while the team finished with 250 yards.
The Flames defense also brought the heat, notching 6 sacks in the game. Durrell Johnson and Stephen Sings V each had 1.5 sacks. Linebacker Anthony Butler hauled in 2 interceptions, while Appomattox native Javon Scruggs was second on the team with 7 tackles on the day.
Liberty will stay in the Hill City to host Louisiana-Monroe next Saturday, at 12:00 p.m. from Williams Stadium.