Strong second half leads to 36-12 Liberty win over UAB

Liberty Flames football (WSLS 10)

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Malik Willis accounted for three touchdowns, all in the third quarter, and Liberty pulled away in the second half to defeat UAB 36-12 in nonconference action. Willis used just five plays to get the Flames (4-1) into the end zone on their first possession of the third quarter. He connected with Demario Douglas for a 34-yard gain on first down and then ran three times to cover the final 33 yards capping the drive with an 8-yard run for a 10-3 lead. After a three-and-out by the Blazers (3-2), Douglas returned a punt 14 yards to the UAB 39-yard line and Willis fired a scoring strike to CJ Daniels on first down to put Liberty up 17-3. After another three-and-out by UAB, Willis hooked up with Douglas for a 70-yard gain and capped the drive with a 1-yard TD run for a 24-3 advantage.