LYNCHBURG, Va. -- Quarterback Mike Brown threw for 310 yards and three touchdowns and ran for 93 yards and two scores to lead Liberty past Charleston Southern 44-20 in a Big South Conference opener on Saturday.
Liberty (4-2, 1-0) jumped out to a 13-0 lead in the second quarter after a 1-yard touchdown pass from Brown to SirChauncey Holloway and a 40-yard scoring strike to Pat Kelly. Matt Bevins kicked a 26-yard field goal to give the Flames a 16-7 halftime lead.
Brown ran for two scores and threw a 29-yard touchdown to Chris Summers with 28 seconds remaining in the final period.
Charleston Southern wideout Gerald Stevenson had a 100-yard kickoff return for a touchdown in the loss.
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In 1998, Brenda Tracy said she was gang-raped by four men, including two Oregon State football players. Since the day of the attack, Tracy has sought a meeting with then-coach Mike Riley. Years later, the two finally meet.
The Sooners will lean on their leader, quarterback Baker Mayfield, to try to make it back to the College Football Playoff in 2016.
Arizona State's talented defense has upper-echelon potential, especially along the line, but its high-risk style at times leaves it exposed.
Vanderbilt's bowl hopes likely require a fast start to the season, making the matchup against Georgia Tech cruical for Derek Mason's squad.