Here’s a few quick-hit notes following Liberty’s 27-24 come from behind win against Duquesne:
- It was a cold, rainy afternoon and the rain picked up as the game progressed. The Dukes jumped out to a 24-7 lead in the 2nd quarter before the Flames responded with 20 unanswered points to grab the win.
- The win marks Liberty’s first win over a team that still has a winning record. Duquesne was 7-1 entering the game and had won 7 straight contests dating back to their season opening loss.
- Running back A.J. Hines had 214 rushing yards and 2 touchdowns in the first half. The reigning Jerry Rice Award winner finished the game with 253 yards as Liberty’s defense limited him to 39 2nd half rushing yards. His performance was foretelling of his team as the Dukes racked up 361 yards of offense in the first half, but were held to 73 yards of offense in the 2nd half. The Flames also forced 3 of their 4 turnovers in the 2nd half.
- Carrington Mosley had career highs of 30 carries for 151 yards and added 2 touchdowns. His 2nd touchdown came with 4:14 left in the game to give the Flames the winning margin of 27-24.
- Alex Probert struggled in the wet weather, connecting on just 2 of his 6 field goal attempts. He missed 2 from 48 yards, including one that was blocked, and also missed from 33 and 42 yards. He was a perfect 3/3 on his extra points.
- Liberty ran 100 plays on offense, the team’s most since their season opening win against Baylor. Since then, the Flames have not had more than 75 plays in a game.
- The Flames return to Big South play as they take on the Presbyterian Blue Hose in the season finale at Williams Stadium.