LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP/Wire Services) — Malik Willis threw for four touchdowns and ran for two more as Liberty shut out Old Dominion in the second half to earn a 45-17 in a non-conference game.
The half-dozen scores were his second highest career total, falling just short of his program record seven touchdowns set against Southern Miss, last year (six passing, one rushing). Willis was efficient through the air, completing 21-of-28 passing attempts for 242 yards, his highest passing total of the season. He also led the Flames rushing attack with nine carries for 77 yards, including a season-long 56 yard run in the second quarter.
With the win, the Flames extend their school record home win streak to 13 consecutive games, which is the sixth longest active FBS home win streak in the country.
Liberty had three third-quarter sacks and held the Monarchs to minus-1 yard of offense in the period. Kendy Charles had a career-high three sacks for the Flames.
The Flames will close out the month of September on the road next Friday night when Liberty returns to the Carrier Dome for the second year in a row to face Syracuse. Last year, Liberty defeated Syracuse, 38-21, at the Dome, accounting for the Flames’ first-ever win over an ACC program.