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Liberty pulls away from Gardner-Webb 51-28

Nov 14, 2009 - 11:01 PM BOILING SPRINGS, N.C.(AP) -- Tommy Beecher threw three touchdown passes and Mike Brown rushed for two scores to help Liberty pull away from Gardner-Webb 51-28 Saturday.

Liberty (8-2, 5-0 Big South Conference) took sole possession of first place in the league following Stony Brook's 30-27 overtime loss to Charleston Southern. Liberty plays at Stony Brook next week.

David Montgomery took the opening kickoff 100 yards for a 7-0 Runnin' Bulldogs lead.

After the first half was tied on three occasions, Liberty took the lead for good at 30-28 on the third of Matt Bevins' three straight field goals with 3:26 left in the third quarter.

Liberty sealed the win with three touchdowns, including Demetrius Ward's 18-yard fumble return.

Beecher was 23-for-32 for 337 yards for the Flames, who had 510 yards of offense.

Stan Doolittle went 25-for-42 for 221 yards and one touchdown for Gardner-Webb (5-5, 2-3).








  • NCAAF FINAL
    1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    LIBERTY 14 13 10 14 51
    GARDNER-WEBB 7 21 0 0 28 FINAL

    Liberty 51, Gardner-Webb 28  FinalNov 14 4:18 PM


  • NCAAF END, 3RD QTR
    1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    LIBERTY 14 13 10 37
    GARDNER-WEBB 7 21 0 28 END, 3RD QTR

    Liberty 37, Gardner-Webb 28  End of 3rdNov 14 3:48 PM


  • NCAAF HALFTIME
    1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    LIBERTY 14 13 27
    GARDNER-WEBB 7 21 28 HALFTIME

    Liberty 27, Gardner-Webb 28  HalfNov 14 3:02 PM


  • NCAAF END, 1ST QTR
    1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    LIBERTY 14 14
    GARDNER-WEBB 7 7 END, 1ST QTR

    Liberty 14, Gardner-Webb 7  End of 1stNov 14 2:07 PM


  • NCAAF
    LIBERTY 0
    GARDNER-WEBB 7 11:25 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Liberty 0, Gardner-Webb 7  1st - 11:25Nov 14 1:41 PM