LEXINGTON, Va. -- Aldreakis Allen and Sirchauncey Holloway combined for four touchdowns -- including two in the fourth quarter -- and Liberty defeated Virginia Military Institute on Saturday in the season finale for both teams.
VMI (2-9, 1-5 Big South Conference) took a 7-0 lead behind a 32-yard touchdown pass from Eric Kordenbrock with seven seconds left in the first quarter. But Liberty scored twice in the second quarter -- including a 3-yarder from Holloway -- to take a 14-7 advantage into halftime.
Kordenbrock threw his second touchdown pass of the day, this time a 6-yarder, to pull VMI within five, 19-14, to begin the fourth quarter.
Liberty (6-5, 4-1) used the ground game to control the final stanza, as Allen scored from 9 yards out to put the Flames ahead 26-14 and Holloway scored from the 1-yard line to create the final margin.
Kordenbrock finished with 220 passing yards for VMI.
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