LYNCHBERG, Va. -- Josh Woodrum led the Liberty offense, completing 13 of 19 for 237 yards and two touchdowns as the Flames scorched Monmouth 45-15 on Saturday.
Woodrum had a spectacular second quarter, connecting with Darrin Peterson for a pair of touchdowns, one from 26 yards and another on an 85-yard bomb. Peterson had just three receptions but led the receiving squad with 124 yards. The Flames ground game, led by Desmond Rice with 50 yards, rounded out the offensive push that totaled 399 yards.
Liberty scored five unanswered touchdowns before Monmouth managed to rally slightly in the fourth quarter with a 42-yard Greg DePugh touchdown pass to Zach Fabel and an Eric Spillane field goal. But it was too little too late.
The Flames defense held Monmouth to just 87 rushing yards and picked off three of starting QB Brandon Hill's passes.
Joey Counts scored on a 1-yard run on fourth-and-goal with 2 seconds left to give Montana a 38-35 victory over four-time defending FCS champion North Dakota State on Saturday.
Transfer Vernon Adams will be the starting quarterback when Oregon begins its season against Eastern Washington on Sept. 5.
Tim Beckman is threatening legal action after Illinois fired him as football coach Friday amid allegations of influencing medical decisions and pressuring players to play hurt.
LSU offensive coordinator Cam Cameron revealed in a post-practice news conference that he has been treated for prostate cancer but plans to coach this season.
The woman who accused former Baylor defensive end Sam Ukwuachu of raping her in 2013 has hired a Title IX law firm to represent her in potential civil litigation.
Arkansas tight end C.J. O'Grady has been arrested by Fayetteville police and charged with driving while intoxicated and being a minor in possession of alcohol.