Scores

Final

Liberty 19

(3-0, 1-0 away)

W Carolina 16

(1-2, 1-1 home)

6:00 PM ET, September 13, 2008

E.J. Whitmire Stadium, Cullowhee, NC

1 2 3 4 T
LIB 3 3 13 019
WCU 7 0 0 916

Top Performers

Passing: A. Horn (WCU) - 228 YDS, 1 TD

Rushing: R. Jennings (LIB) - 28 CAR, 116 YDS

Receiving: M. Pittman (WCU) - 1 REC, 78 YDS, 1 TD

Liberty 19, W. Carolina 16

Associated Press

CULLOWHEE, N.C. -- Brock Smith accounted for 181 total yards and a touchdown to lead Liberty to a 19-16 victory against Western Carolina on Saturday night.

Smith completed 16 of 26 passes for 154 yards and rushed for a score for the Flames (3-0). Liberty's Rashad Jennings also added 116 yards rushing on 28 carries.

Andy Horn threw for 228 yards for the Catamounts (1-2).

The Flames outgained Western Carolina 338-247 in the game. The Liberty defense held the Catamounts to 19 yards rushing and had two fumble recoveries to help seal the victory.

Liberty took the lead early on a Ben Shipps 29-yard field goal only to give it up when Western Carolina's Quan Warley scored on a 15-yard run at the close of the first quarter. But after trailing 7-6 at halftime, the Flames scored 16 unanswered points.

The scoring charge began with Dominic Bolden's 3-yard touchdown run, followed by Smith's 2-yard scoring run that ended the third frame at 19-7.

Horn threw a 78-yard touchdown pass to Marquel Pittman and a Blake Bostic 38-yard field goal in the fourth, but the Catamounts pulled no closer.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
LIB
WCU
1st Downs2015
Total Yards338247
Passing148228
Rushing19019
Penalties11-995-42
3rd Down Conversions6-172-10
4th Down Conversions1-22-3
Turnovers02
Possession37:3622:24

Passing Leaders

LibertyC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Smith16/261485.700
Western CarolinaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Horn18/332286.910

Rushing Leaders

LibertyCARYDSAVGTDLG
Jennings281164.1038
Terrell8516.4023
Western CarolinaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Warley12584.8115
Hearns231.505

Receiving Leaders

LibertyRECYDSAVGTDLG
Crawford4369.0020
Terrell4276.8012
Western CarolinaRECYDSAVGTDLG
Pittman17878.0178
James5499.8021

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERLIBWCU
FG07:40Ben Shipps 29 Yd 30
TD01:52Quan Warley 15 Yd Run (Blake Bostic Kick) 37
SECOND QUARTERLIBWCU
FG00:33Ben Shipps 27 Yd 67
THIRD QUARTERLIBWCU
TD08:44Dominic Bolden 3 Yd Run (Ben Shipps Kick) 137
TD00:45Brock Smith 2 Yd Run (Pat Blocked) 197
FOURTH QUARTERLIBWCU
TD14:46Marquel Pittman 78 Yd Pass From Andy Horn (Pat Failed) 1913
FG07:12Blake Bostic 38 Yd 1916