Scores

Final

Liberty 27

(2-0, 1-0 away)

Ball State 23

(1-1, 1-1 home)

7:00 PM ET, September 11, 2010

Scheumann Stadium, Muncie, IN

1 2 3 4 T
LIB 14 0 7 627
BALL 3 0 17 323

Top Performers

Passing: M. Brown (LIB) - 276 YDS, 2 TD, 3 INT

Rushing: M. Brown (LIB) - 18 CAR, 87 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: C. Summers (LIB) - 11 REC, 146 YDS, 2 TD

Liberty 27, Ball St. 23

Associated Press

MUNCIE, Ind. -- Mike Brown threw for two touchdowns and rushed for a third as Liberty rallied to defeat Ball State 27-23 Saturday night.

Brown scored on a 1-yard keeper with 4:55 to play, and the Flames (2-0) held on from there.

The Cardinals (1-1) reached Liberty's 26-yard line on the ensuing possession but fumbled on fourth down.

Chris Summers caught 11 passes for 146 yards and two TDs for the Flames.

Aaron Mershman scored Ball State's only offensive touchdown -- a 15-yard pass from Keith Wenning -- and Charlie Todd scored on a 36-yard interception return. Ian McGarvey added three field goals.

Brown finished 24 of 38 for 276 yards and led Liberty with 87 rushing yards. SirChauncey Holloway added a rushing TD.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
LIB
BALL
1st Downs2319
Total Yards395338
Passing276193
Rushing119145
Penalties3-358-81
3rd Down Conversions6-113-11
4th Down Conversions0-00-2
Turnovers32
Possession30:5829:02

Passing Leaders

LibertyC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Brown24/382767.323
Ball StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Wenning13/181297.210

Rushing Leaders

LibertyCARYDSAVGTDLG
Brown18874.8114
Garner3206.7013
Ball StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Sykes11655.9022
Williams10444.4018

Receiving Leaders

LibertyRECYDSAVGTDLG
Summers1114613.3265
Hayes66210.3025
Ball StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Mershman24020.0125
Lewis33110.3013

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERLIBBALL
TD08:59Chris Summers 21 Yd Pass From Mike Brown (Matt Bevins Kick) 70
FG05:25Ian McGarvey 28 Yd 73
TD00:11SirChauncey Holloway 4 Yd Run (Matt Bevins Kick) 143
THIRD QUARTERLIBBALL
TD14:06Charlie Todd 36 Yd Interception Return (Ian Mcgarvey Kick) 1410
TD09:54Aaron Mershman 15 Yd Pass From Keith Wenning (Ian Mcgarvey Kick) 1417
TD08:47Chris Summers 65 Yd Pass From Mike Brown (Matt Bevins Kick) 2117
FG07:03Ian McGarvey 22 Yd 2120
FOURTH QUARTERLIBBALL
FG14:57Ian McGarvey 21 Yd 2123
TD04:55Mike Brown 1 Yd Run (Two-Point Conversion Failed) 2723