Scores

Final

Gardner-Webb 35

(0-5, 0-1 Big South)

Liberty 42

(1-4, 1-0 Big South)

Coverage: GamePlan

3:30 PM ET, October 6, 2012

Williams Stadium, LYNCHBURG, VA

1 2 3 4 T
WEBB 14 7 7 735
LIB 3 7 18 1442

Top Performers

Passing: J. Woodrum (LIB) - 373 YDS, 3 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: A. Allen (LIB) - 17 CAR, 97 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: C. Heard (SCAR) - 7 REC, 137 YDS, 1 TD

Liberty 42, Gardner-Webb 35

Associated Press

LYNCHBURG, Va. -- Josh Woodrum threw for 373 yards and three touchdowns and running back Aldreakis Allen threw an option pass for another as Liberty rallied from an early deficit to edge Gardner-Webb 42-35 Saturday.

In this Big South opener between 0-4 teams, Woodrum out-dueled Lucas Beatty. The Gardner-Webb quarterback completed 27 of 32 passes for 383 yards but just one touchdown. Woodrum completed scoring passes to three different receivers. Two came in the fourth quarter: a 45-yarder to Ryan Ferguson, tying it at 35-all, then a decisive 5-yard touchdown pass to Brandon Apon with 5:11 left.

The most important completion might have been Allen's 15-yard option pass to Justin Gunn to cut it to 28-23. Then Woodrum hit Pat Kelly on a two-point conversion pass to draw Liberty within 28-25. Aldreakis also rushed for 97 yards and a touchdown.

Juanne Blount had two of Gardner-Webb's four rushing touchdowns.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
WEBB
LIB
1st Downs2125
Total Yards481508
Passing383388
Rushing98120
Penalties5-364-40
3rd Down Conversions2-74-11
4th Down Conversions0-11-1
Turnovers21
Possession25:4334:17

Passing Leaders

Gardner-WebbC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Beatty27/3238312.011
LibertyC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Woodrum25/3137312.031

Rushing Leaders

Gardner-WebbCARYDSAVGTDLG
Little8607.5131
Blount10323.2211
LibertyCARYDSAVGTDLG
Allen17975.7130
Holloway12332.8016

Receiving Leaders

Gardner-WebbRECYDSAVGTDLG
Cook714620.9046
Heard713719.6154
LibertyRECYDSAVGTDLG
Kelly612320.5136
Ferguson510821.6149

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERWEBBLIB
TD12:20Carlton Heard 54 Yd Pass From Lucas Beatty (Trever Austin Kick) 70
FG06:05John Lunsford 22 Yd 73
TD01:36Juanne Blount 8 Yd Run (Trever Austin Kick) 143
SECOND QUARTERWEBBLIB
TD12:24JJ Hubbard 10 Yd Run (Trever Austin Kick) 213
TD12:04Aldreakis Allen 6 Yd Run (John Lunsford Kick) 2110
THIRD QUARTERWEBBLIB
TD13:53Kenny Little 1 Yd Run (Trever Austin Kick) 2810
TD10:15Pat Kelly 30 Yd Pass From Josh Woodrum (John Lunsford Kick) 2817
TD03:39Justin Gunn 15 Yd Pass From Aldreakis Allen (Josh Woodrum Pass To Pat Kelly For Two-Point Conversion) 2825
FG00:07John Lunsford 33 Yd 2828
FOURTH QUARTERWEBBLIB
TD11:59Juanne Blount 2 Yd Run (Trever Austin Kick) 3528
TD10:12Ryan Ferguson 45 Yd Pass From Josh Woodrum (John Lunsford Kick) 3535
TD05:11Brandon Apon 5 Yd Pass From Josh Woodrum (John Lunsford Kick) 3542