LYNCHBURG, Va. -- Nick Sigmon returned an interception for a touchdown as Liberty's defense forced five turnovers in a 28-14 win over Stony Brook Saturday.
Liberty's opportunistic defense in the second half led to the win. Sigmon intercepted Kyle Essington's third-quarter pass and returned it 21 yards for the score, extending the Flames' lead to 21-7.
After Maysonet's 13-yard touchdown run early in the fourth cut the lead to 21-14, Sigmon forced Maysonet to fumble. Jacob Hagen scooped up the loose ball and returned it 44 yards for a score.
Miguel Maysonet's 1-yard run put Stony Brook (9-2, 5-1 Big South) ahead early in the first quarter.
Brian Hudson answered for Liberty (5-5, 4-1) in the second, connecting with Desmond Rice for a 49-yard touchdown strike, and later running it in himself on a quarterback draw to help Liberty build a 14-7 halftime lead.
Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher hopes quarterback Sean Maguire is ready to go full speed by the middle of June.
Graduate transfer quarterback Davis Webb has officially joined California, giving the Golden Bears an experienced option to replace No. 1 overall NFL draft pick Jared Goff.
First-year football coach Dino Babers, hired by former Syracuse AD Mark Coyle, is on the committee that will search for Coyle's replacement.
Hugh Freeze has some major holes to fill on offense with the departures of Laremy Tunsil and Laquon Treadwell, but there is Chady Kelly and good depth.
After transferring in from Montana State, Dakota Prukop has a checklist he's working from as he prepares to compete for the Oregon job.
The destination for Week 6 of the Big 12 Ultimate Road Trip is unanimous, as all three conference reporters would head to the Red River Rivalry.
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