Liberty edges Coastal Carolina 15-14 to win title
CONWAY, S.C. (AP) Liberty blocked a field goal with 3 seconds to play in a 15-14 comeback win over No. 1-ranked Coastal Carolina on Saturday to end the Chanticleers’ 11-game winning streak and claim the Big South Conference title.
Liberty’s John Lunsford kicked the go-ahead 32-yard field goal with 1:20 to play, and Coastal Carolina drove nine plays later to the 6, but Alex Catron’s 24-yard field goal try was blocked.
Stephon Masha was 20 of 30 for 285 yards and an interception for Liberty (8-4, 4-1). Darrin Peterson caught four passes for 113 yards, setting a school single-season receiving record of 1,214 yards.
Masha threw a 72-yard TD pass to Peterson in the third quarter, but the two-point conversion attempt failed.
Alex Ross threw a 33-yard TD pass to Bruce Mapp and De’Angelo Henderson scored on a 19-yard run and Coastal Carolina (11-1, 4-1) led 14-6 at halftime.