Here’s how Liberty football’s 2021 opponents fared in week 6:
Campbell (3-2): Beat Gardner-Webb 42-28
Locked in a tie through three quarters, the Fighting Camels used two late touchdowns to rally past Gardner-Webb. Campbell faces Monmouth next week.
Troy (3-3): Beat Georgia Southern 27-24
The Trojan defense forced three interceptions en-route to a 27-24 victory. Troy quarterback Gunnar Watson also threw for 270 yards and two touchdowns in the victory.
Old Dominion (1-5): Lost to Marshall 20-13
Monarch running back Blake Watson’s 168 yards on 26 carries weren’t enough to offset quarterback D.J. Mack Jr.’s 168-yard, two-interception performance as ODU lost an overtime heartbreaker.
Syracuse (3-3): Lost to #19 Wake Forest 40-37
Syracuse quarterback Garrett Shrader (338 total yards, 3 touchdowns) and running back Sean Tucker (153 yards rushing, 2 touchdowns) tormented Wake Forest’s defense, but the Demon Deacons escaped with a victory in overtime. Wake is 6-0 for the first time since 1944.
Alabama-Birmingham (4-2): Beat Florida Atlantic 31-14
UAB’s defense forced three interceptions and one fumble to earn the Dragons their first win in their new home: Protective Stadium. UAB travels to Southern Miss next week.
Louisiana-Monroe (2-3): Lost to Georgia State 55-21
Georgia State quarterback Darren Grainger completed 18 of 25 passes for 230 yards and two touchdowns as Georgia State rolled to an easy victory over ULM. The Warhawks are a 32-point home underdog against Liberty in week 6.
North Texas (1-4): Lost at Missouri 48-35
North Texas out-gained Missouri 493 to 474, but three turnovers doomed the Mean Green in a high-scoring road loss. North Texas hosts Marshall in week 6.
Massachusetts (1-5): Beat Connecticut 27-13
In a battle of two winless teams, UMass used a big fourth quarter to rally past UConn. UMass running back Ellis Merriweather carried the ball 39 times for 171 yards and two touchdowns. UConn drops to 0-7.
#13 Mississippi (4-1): Beat #17 Arkansas 52-51
Arkansas scored as time expired and elected to go for the two-point conversion, but quarterback, KJ Jefferson’s pass fell incomplete as Ole Miss hung on for a one-point win.