Hunter caps Liberty comeback, edges Gardner-Webb, 21-20

Oct 15, 2022, 4:38 AM | Updated: 4:40 pm

LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — Dae Dae Hunter’s fourth-quarter touchdown run from a yard out lifted Liberty to a 21-20 win over Gardner-Webb in a non-conference game on Saturday.

Liberty earned its sixth win of the season and fourth straight following a 37-36 loss to No. 19 Wake Forest.

Shedro Louis scored on a short run early in the second quarter to put Liberty up 14-7, but the Bulldogs rallied behind two Jay Billingsley field goals, the longest from 41 yards out, and Bailey Fisher’s 10-yard touchdown strike to T.J. Luther to take a 20-14 lead early in the fourth quarter.

Hunter’s score capped a 10-play, 67-yard drive by the Flames

Fisher was 23 of 43 for 239 yards and a touchdown but was picked off twice. T.J. Luther had eight catches for 131 yards for Gardner-Webb (2-5), his fourth 100-yard receiving game of the season. Narii Gaither 21 carries for 100 yards and a touchdown.

Johnathan Bennett was 17 of 30 for 222 yards and a touchdown, but threw two interceptions. Hunter finished with 76 yards on nine carries for Liberty (6-10).

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