Sep 17, 2022; Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA;  Liberty Flames running back Dae Dae Hunter (0) runs with the ball past Wake Forest Demon Deacons defensive lineman Kevin Pointer (91) during the first half at Truist Field. Mandatory Credit: James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports

No. 19 Wake Forest stops Liberty’s 2-point play to prevail 37-36

Wake Forest’s Justice Ellison scored on a 1-yard run with 3:39 remaining to break a tie and the No. 19 Demon Deacons still needed to stop visiting Liberty’s two-point conversion play to hold on for a 37-36 victory Saturday at Winston-Salem, N.C.

Liberty gambled after scoring with 1:11 left, but the decision backfired.

Wake Forest’s Sam Hartman threw two of his three touchdown passes to Jahmal Banks.

The Demon Deacons (3-0), who were playing on homecoming, survived to set up next week’s Atlantic Coast Conference showdown with visiting Clemson.

Kaidon Salter’s 18-yard pass to Demario Douglas on fourth-and-4 allowed Liberty to have a chance for a go-ahead play.

Hartman, who was making his season’s home debut after missing the opener because of a blood clot that required medical treatment in August, went 26-for-44 for 325 yards with two interceptions.

Salter finished 19-for-34 for 192 yards with two touchdown throws and two interceptions.

Salter scored on a 43-yard keeper on Liberty’s first possession of the second half, closing the gap to 20-15. The Flames (2-1) went ahead for the first time on Dae Dae Hunter’s 43-yard touchdown run just four plays into its next possession.

Wake Forest failed to convert a fourth-and-1 from its own territory on its next possession, but Nick Brown’s 53-yard field goal attempt missed for Liberty.

The Demon Deacons pulled even on Matthew Dennis’ 46-yard field goal with 12:39 to play.

Liberty fumbled on the ensuing possession, with Ryan Smenda’s return putting Wake Forest at the Flames’ 4-yard line. Hartman’s 3-yard toss to Banks in the back of the end zone gave the Demon Deacons the lead to complete a 10-point swing in less than 2 1/2 minutes.

It was 30-30 after Salter’s 38-yard scoring pass to Douglas with 5:50 left.

Earlier, Wake Forest seemed in good shape, going up 20-5 after Hartman’s 8-yard touchdown toss to Blake Whitehart with 52 seconds to play before halftime.

Liberty countered with Brown’s 28-yard field goal on the last play of the half.

The Demon Deacons scored first on Dennis’ 33-yard field goal. Then Banks caught a 16-yard pass from Hartman to help push the lead to 10-0 early in the second quarter.

Liberty finally got on the board on Brown’s 47-yard field goal at the 10:55 mark of the second quarter. After Dennis booted a 27-yard field goal for a 13-3 advantage, Liberty blocked a Wake Forest punt and the ball rolled out of the end zone for a safety.

–Field Level Media

Sep 2, 2021; Salt Lake City, Utah, USA; Utah Utes quarterback Charlie Brewer (12) warm up prior to their game against the Weber State Wildcats  at Rice-Eccles Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeffrey Swinger-USA TODAY Sports

Liberty names grad transfer Charlie Brewer starting QB

Charlie Brewer will start the 2022 season at quarterback for Liberty, coach Hugh Freeze announced Monday.

The well-traveled graduate transfer will replace Malik Willis, now in the NFL with the Tennessee Titans. Brewer previously was the starter at both Baylor and Utah.

He decided to leave the Utah program last September after he was replaced during the third game of the season. Cameron Rising took over in a 33-31 loss to San Diego State in triple overtime and led the Utes to a 10-3 record and a berth in the Rose Bowl against Ohio State.

Brewer transferred to Liberty in December and has one year of eligibility remaining.

Following four seasons (2017-20) at Baylor, Brewer moved on to Utah. He completed 48 of 79 passes for 484 yards with three touchdowns and three interceptions, compiling a 1-2 record as the Utes’ starter.

At Baylor, he passed for 9,700 yards, 65 touchdowns and 28 picks.

Liberty opens the season on Sept. 3 at Southern Miss.

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Feb 1, 2022; Mobile, AL, USA; American quarterback Malik Willis of Liberty (7) throws during American practice for the 2022 Senior Bowl at Hancock Whitney Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Vasha Hunt-USA TODAY Sports

Liberty’s Malik Willis feels he’s best of QB draft crop

Malik Willis doesn’t lack for confidence and feels he should be the first quarterback selected in the 2022 NFL Draft.

“I don’t make those decisions,” Willis told reporters on Wednesday morning at the NFL combine at Indianapolis.

After a pause, Willis cracked, “I hate that for me.”

Still, Willis is considered a first-round draft choice so he could indeed end up being the first one off the board.

Willis had a solid 2021 season at Liberty as he passed for 2,857 yards, 27 touchdowns and 12 interceptions, He also rushed for 878 yards and 13 scores. It was his second season as the starter for the Flames after transferring from Auburn.

His performance and skills have put him in position to become an NFL team’s quarterback of the future — or even the present.

Willis has dissected the possibility of that occurring soon.

“Teams always are going to let you know how big your position is,” Willis said. “I mean, you’re the face of the franchise, literally. You’re the face of the city. So, you’ve got to understand everything that comes with that and making sure you’re doing all the right things and making sure you’re doing your job.”

Willis passed for three or more touchdowns on five occasions last season and also posted rushing outputs of 157 and 144 yards in a single game.

He won’t be showing off his running ability in Indianapolis when the quarterbacks hit the field on Thursday. Willis said he will throw at the combine but won’t run or participate in other drills.

One team being mentioned as a possible landing spot for Willis is the Pittsburgh Steelers, who need a replacement for the retired Ben Roethlisberger. The Steelers own the 20th pick.

The other quarterbacks pegged as first-round picks are Kenny Pickett of Pitt and Matt Corral of Ole Miss. North Carolina’s Sam Howell is a possible late first-round selection.

–Field Level Media

Dec 18, 2021; Mobile, Alabama, USA; Liberty Flames quarterback Malik Willis (7) is pressured by Eastern Michigan Eagles defensive lineman Turan Rush (99) in the first quarter during the 2021 LendingTree Bowl at Hancock Whitney Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert McDuffie-USA TODAY Sports

LendingTree Bowl: Malik Willis (5 TDs) leads Liberty’s rout of E. Michigan

Malik Willis threw for 231 yards and scored five touchdowns overall to lead Liberty to a 56-20 rout of Eastern Michigan at the LendingTree Bowl in Mobile, Ala., on Saturday.

Willis, who is expected to be one of the top quarterbacks selected in the 2022 NFL Draft, threw for three TDs and ran for two more on 58 yards rushing for Liberty (8-5), which won its third straight bowl game.

Ben Bryant went 23-of-36 passing for 200 yards in defeat for Eastern Michigan (7-6), which is still looking for its first bowl win since 1987.

Eastern Michigan opened the scoring with 7:48 left in the first quarter on a 27-yard field goal by Chad Ryland, but Liberty took a 7-3 lead with 3:08 remaining in the first on a 54-yard touchdown pass from Willis to DJ Stubbs.

Liberty then took a 13-3 lead when defensive back Skyler Thomas tipped a pass on a blitz, intercepted it, and returned it 27 yards for a touchdown with 2:27 left in the first quarter.

Eastern Michigan responded, driving down the field and cutting Liberty’s lead to 13-10 after a 2-yard touchdown run by Samson Evans, which finished off a 10-play, 75-yard drive.

Liberty answered right back, taking a 19-10 lead with 12:07 left in the second quarter on a 34-yard touchdown run by T.J. Green.

The Flames took a 26-10 lead with 6:22 remaining in the second on a 20-yard touchdown pass from Willis to Johnny Huntley.

Liberty then scored right before halftime, taking a 33-10 lead with 16 seconds remaining in the first half on a 2-yard touchdown run by Willis.

The Flames continued to pour it on in the third, taking a 39-10 lead with 11:02 left in the third quarter on a 35-yard touchdown run by Willis.

Liberty then took a 49-10 lead with 2:44 left in the third on a 3-yard touchdown pass from Willis to Demario Douglas.

–Field Level Media

Sep 18, 2021; Carson, California, USA; Utah Utes quarterback Charlie Brewer (12) throws against the San Diego State Aztecs during the first half at Dignity Health Sports Park. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Reports: QB Charlie Brewer transferring to Liberty

Quarterback Charlie Brewer, previously the starter at both Baylor and Utah, is transferring to Liberty, multiple outlets reported Saturday.

Brewer has one year of eligibility remaining.

He began the 2021 season as Utah’s starting quarterback but decided to leave the program in September after he was replaced during the third game of the season. Cameron Rising took over in a 33-31 loss to San Diego State in triple overtime and led the Utes to a 10-3 record and a berth in the Rose Bowl against Ohio State.

“Charlie has decided to move on and we wish him the best,” coach Kyle Whittingham said in a statement issued Sept. 21, three days after the loss to the Aztecs.

Brewer was 1-2 as a starter, Rising 9-1.

Brewer joined the Utes in 2021 as a graduate transfer after four seasons at Baylor. Brewer completed 48 of 79 passes for 484 yards with three touchdowns and three interceptions this season.

He passed for 9,700 yards, 65 touchdowns and 28 picks at Baylor (2017-20).

Liberty will need a quarterback to replace Malik Willis, a potential first-round selection in the 2022 NFL Draft. Also on the Liberty roster is Kaidon Salter, a four-star prospect in the Class of 2021 who committed to Tennessee but was dismissed from the program before the season after two run-ins with the law.

Liberty (7-5) will meet Eastern Michigan (7-5) in the LendingTree Bowl on Dec. 18.

–Field Level Media

Dec 21, 2019; Orlando, Florida, USA; Liberty Flames head coach Hugh Freeze (middle) celebrates with his team after winning the Cure Bowl  against Georgia the Southern Eagles at Exploria Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports

Hugh Freeze returns to Ole Miss with Liberty hunting upset

Homecoming has already come and gone at Ole Miss, but Liberty football head coach Hugh Freeze makes his return this Saturday.

The No. 15 Rebels (6-2) entertain the Flames – led by the ex-Ole Miss coach — in a non-conference game while attempting to regain their footing after a loss against Auburn.

An Oxford, Miss., native, the third-year coach at Liberty (7-2) will return to his hometown and former school after he resigned in disgrace in July of 2017.

Ole Miss was punished after its staff committed numerous recruiting violations under Freeze, while the coach’s issues stemmed from calls he made on a school-issued cell phone to escort services and a pattern of personal misconduct.

Freeze went 39-25 in his five seasons at Ole Miss, including two big upsets of Alabama and a No. 3 ranking – its highest since 1964.

On the other side, Rebels coach Lane Kiffin is trying to regroup from Saturday’s 31-20 defeat at the hands of then-No. 18 Auburn.

Down five starters on its explosive offense, dinged up Ole Miss and quarterback Matt Corral produced its lowest point total during Kiffin’s two-year tenure.

Meanwhile, Auburn quarterback Bo Nix – Corral’s opposite number in home blue – upstaged Corral with two rushing touchdowns and one passing.

Corral, who was 21-of-37 for 289 yards and an interception, had his consecutive streak of 19 games with a passing TD come to an end. He rushed for 45 yards and a score on 10 carries.

“I didn’t feel like we had great energy,” Kiffin said Monday. “We had some very valuable offensive players not playing. We did not play well on offense, especially in critical situations.”

As it was against then-No. 1 Alabama in a 42-21 loss on Oct. 2, those key moments were on four fourth-down conversions, with the Rebels successful on just one.

All three failures occurred inside the Auburn 25 with the Rebels trailing in a close one.

“In the two games where we’ve struggled on our fourth-down conversions, those are a big deal,” Kiffin explained.

Corral was named one of 15 semifinalists Monday for the 85th Maxwell Award for the Collegiate Player of the Year, but Kiffin said his team leader did not do anything in practice because of Saturday’s first-quarter ankle injury.

“It looked really bad when it happened – like season-ending, broken,” Kiffin said. “That’s how he felt it was, but it wasn’t.”

Kiffin will also have to concern himself with another quarterback — Liberty’s Malik Willis.

In his second season leading the FBS independent Flames, the 2019 Auburn transfer has connected on 140-of-210 pass attempts for 1,986 yards with 21 TDs and six interceptions. He has tallied nine rushing TDs.

The Atlanta junior hurt his left foot against North Texas, but returned to rally his club from a 12-point deficit in a 35-26 Flames victory.

“Of course, Malik continued to do some things that make you scratch your head at,” said Freeze, who is 25-8 at Liberty. “Man, that’s pretty phenomenal. Just love, love the way he wants to compete and fight.”

Kiffin said the contest is anything but a late-season tune-up before hosting Texas A&M.

“Yeah, I’d like this to be some opponent you’ve never heard of before that didn’t have a first-round draft pick quarterback. Would be nice,” he admitted.

“So it’s like basically having another SEC game.”

Dec 26, 2020; Orlando, FL, USA; Liberty Flames quarterback Malik Willis (7) looks to pass the ball during the second quarter against the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers during the Cure Bowl at Camping World Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Douglas DeFelice-USA TODAY Sports

Blocked FG in OT gives Liberty win over No. 12 Coastal Carolina

Quarterback Malik Willis ran for four touchdowns and Liberty used a game-ending blocked field goal in overtime to upend previously undefeated No. 12 Coastal Carolina 37-34 in Saturday night’s Cure Bowl in Orlando, Fla.

Brendan Schlittler batted down Massimo Biscardi’s 42-yard field goal attempt after both teams failed to post a first down in overtime. Alex Barbir of Liberty made a 44-yard field goal to complete the first possession of overtime.

Liberty (10-1) snapped a 12-game winning streak for Coastal Carolina (11-1).

Willis, a transfer from Auburn, scored on runs of 5, 6, 10 and 3 yards. He gained 137 yards on 21 carries, and he completed 19 of 29 passes for 220 yards with two interceptions.

On a potential winning possession in regulation, Liberty moved inside Coastal Carolina 5-yard line with about 1:30 to play, and the Chanticleers out of timeouts. The Flames chose to try to not score right away, but then running back Joshua Mack fumbled just inches from the goal line, and Coastal Carolina recovered and kept the ball until time expired.

Coastal Carolina quarterback Grayson McCall threw a 5-yard touchdowns pass to Greg Latushko with 3:01 remaining and then ran in the two-point conversion to tie the game at 34.

McCall was 21 of 32 for 318 yards and three touchdowns and one interception. He gained 96 yards on 15 carries. Coastal Carolina’s Jaivon Heiligh made 13 receptions for 178 yards.

Mack rushed for 105 yards on 14 attempts.

The Flames led 14-0 after the first quarter against Coastal Carolina, which a week earlier had its Sun Belt Conference championship game vs. Louisiana canceled because of coronavirus protocols.

The Chanticleers, who were appearing in their first bowl game, bounced back in the second quarter as McCall got the team moving.

McCall’s 43-yard touchdown pass to Latushko came with 4:36 to play in the third quarter. But McCall was on the sideline receiving medical attention during Coastal Carolina’s failed two-point conversion, leaving the score 24-19.

Willis scored his fourth touchdown on a 3-yard sprint and dive toward the pylon with 13:22 remaining. Coastal Carolina responded on its next possession, with McCall’s 1-yard run finishing the drive.

Barbir booted his second field goal of the game — this one from 32 yards with 5:03 left — to push the margin to 34-26.

These teams, who had a Dec. 5 regular-season matchup canceled, were former Big South Conference rivals in the Football Championship Subdivision before moving up in classification. The series was tied 7-7 entering the bowl meeting.

–Field Level Media

Oct 17, 2020; Syracuse, NY, USA;  Liberty Flames quarterback Malik Willis (7) scores on a touchdown run in the first half during a game against Syracuse on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020, at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse, N.Y.
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No. 12 Coastal Carolina, Liberty get delayed matchup in Cure Bowl

Let’s hope coaches and players for Coastal Carolina and Liberty kept their notes.

The teams were supposed to play earlier this month before coronavirus issues intervened. They’re going to try again, this time in the postseason.

The No. 12 Chanticleers and Flames are slated to meet Saturday in the Cure Bowl at Orlando, a chance to cap what have been memorable seasons for both teams.

“Obviously that game was meant to be,” Coastal Carolina coach Jamey Chadwell said.

Coastal Carolina (11-0), which will make its first bowl appearance, is one of five undefeated teams in the country.

“We made this move in 2016 for opportunities like this, to go compete in bowl games,” Chadwell said of reclassifying to the Football Bowl Subdivision. “Hopefully that will be something that’s a yearly deal.”

Liberty (9-1) cracked the national rankings before losing at North Carolina State on Nov. 21. Other than the College Football Playoff semifinal between Alabama and Notre Dame, the Cure Bowl matchup has teams with the best combined record.

“It’s a lot of hard work,” Chadwell said. “It was a big day (to receive a bowl bid). One we’re thankful for.”

The Dec. 5 scheduled game that would have sent Liberty to Coastal Carolina was scrapped because of Liberty’s positive tests and precaution. That created a much-discussed midweek revision to the schedule for Coastal Carolina, which welcomed then-undefeated BYU for a game on short notice and won with a thrilling finish with a tackle at the 1-yard line to maintain its unbeaten record.

The Chanticleers then produced a last-minute touchdown the next week to win at Troy. But they, too, experienced the fallout from coronavirus protocols, with last weekend’s Sun Belt Conference championship game against Louisiana called off less than 48 hours before the scheduled kickoff because of Coastal Carolina’s testing. Chadwell said players in quarantine could be cleared by midweek prior to the bowl.

Liberty’s lone loss came by a 15-14 score on the road against the Wolfpack, who held on by blocking a field-goal attempt in the last 80 seconds.

Liberty, which is winding down the best season in program history, hasn’t played since defeating Massachusetts 45-0 on Nov. 27. The Flames are trying to match a program record for wins, a mark set with a 10-2 record on the Football Championship Subdivision level in 2008.

“Having another chance to face Coastal Carolina after it was taken away from us at the end of our regular season gives us a chance to finish off a magical season with another special win,” Liberty coach Hugh Freeze said.

Liberty captured its first bowl victory last year in the Cure Bowl by defeating Georgia Southern, which like Coastal Carolina is a member of the Sun Belt Conference.

This year, the Flames are led by quarterback Malik Willis, who has thrown for 20 touchdowns and rushed for 10. He has 2,040 passing yards and 807 rushing yards.

Chadwell said the exposure from defeating BYU was an ideal fallout from the regular-season game with Liberty being called off. Even so, he is glad to be able to play the Flames.

“We did prepare for them there for about three days,” Chadwell said. “At least we have already some game plans and some things done for them. They’ll be fresh (with the long layoff), no doubt.”

Coastal Carolina and Liberty were Big South Conference members before each moving to the Football Bowl Subdivision. Liberty now plays as an independent. The series is tied 7-7, with the most recent meeting in 2016.

“It makes the bowl game that much more special because of the history we have with Liberty,” Chadwell said.

–Field Level Media

Sep 12, 2020; Lawrence, Kansas, USA; Coastal Carolina Chanticleers safety Alex Spillum (10) celebrates after making a play against the Kansas Jayhawks at David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

Unbeaten underdogs Coastal Carolina, BYU arrange Saturday game

Undefeated 13th-ranked BYU will travel to play No. 18 Coastal Carolina on Saturday in bowl-worthy matchup arranged on the fly due to COVID-19 issues.

ESPN’s College GameDay announced Thursday morning it would be on site at Brooks Stadium in Conway, S.C., which had been planned for Saturday’s game with Liberty (9-1).

Liberty, which is unranked in the College Football Playoff ranking but cracked the AP Top 25 this week, is unable to play at Coastal Carolina (9-0) this week due to concerns surrounding the coronavirus.

Coastal Carolina and BYU are sharing their own COVID-19 test results after nearly two days of discussions, per multiple reports, but each school announced the game was on Saturday at 5:30 p.m. ET with TV coverage on ESPNU.

The attention is unusual for the South Carolina school, a Sun Belt program that joined the FBS in 2017.

Coastal Carolina continues to make history, moving up two spots to No. 18 this week in the CFP rankings, its highest standing in the poll.

The CFP poll, released Tuesday night, comes two days after the Chanticleers posted the highest AP Top 25 ranking in program history at No. 14, which is also the loftiest rating ever for a Sun Belt Conference team.

“I’m sure we’ll see those media mentions skyrocket this weekend,” Coastal Carolina athletic director Matt Hogue said. “Already, the buzz you have during this week is going to bring enormous attention to our university. What a great time.”

The game helps stand up a statement from BYU athletic director Tom Holmoe who said the Cougars would travel to play “anytime, anywhere.”

“We remain open to exploring to add football games, and have been throughout the season,” Holmoe said in a Nov. 23 statement. “In that exploration process there are a variety of factors that need to be considered, including location, prep time for the game, the chances of the game being played, the testing protocols that are in place and what the game would do for our resume. At this point of the season, having played nine games and being nationally ranked, we are involved in discussions for possible matchups with other teams, on common open dates, for the benefit of both teams.”

Neither team had much time to prepare for its opponent and there is little familiarity to history to lean on in this matchup.

On paper, the matchup that jumps out immediately is BYU’s rushing defense — which allows 89.11 yards per game — against the Coastal Carolina rushing attack. The Chanticleers are powered by quarterback Grayson McCall and a running back tandem contributes to a total of more than 220 yards per game this season (19th in the FBS).

On the other side, BYU quarterback Zach Wilson is gaining national acclaim but the Chanticleers are No. 12 in pass defense.

–Field Level Media

Sep 12, 2020; Lawrence, Kansas, USA; Coastal Carolina Chanticleers running back CJ Marable (1) runs past Kansas Jayhawks linebacker Dru Prox (40) and  linebacker Denzel Feaster (18) at David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

No. 18 Coastal Carolina, Liberty draw rare attention

Coastal Carolina continues to make history, moving up two spots to No. 18 this week in the College Football Playoff ratings, its highest standing in the poll.

The CFP rating, released Tuesday night, comes two days after the Chanticleers posted the highest AP Top 25 ranking in program history at No. 14, which is also the loftiest rating ever for a Sun Belt Conference team.

“I’m sure we’ll see those media mentions skyrocket this weekend,” Coastal Carolina athletic director Matt Hogue said. “Already, the buzz you have during this week is going to bring enormous attention to our university. What a great time.”

The Chanticleers (9-0) are scheduled to host Liberty (9-1) on Saturday.

The Flames, an independent program ranked No. 25 in the AP Top 25, are also having a historic season under former Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze. They are off to their most successful 10-game start to a season, breaking the previous best of 8-1-1 to start the 1979 season.

The much-anticipated matchup will draw ESPN’s “College Football GameDay” show to Conway, S.C.

The game, pitting two old rivals from the Big South Conference, might be the closest thing to a bowl game that Liberty will experience this season.

The Flames do not have a guaranteed conference tie-in with a bowl. Without any win requirement for teams to qualify for bowls this season because of COVID-19, bowls are expected to fill their games with their designated conference affiliations.

“No idea if we will beat Coastal or not, but if we do, I think we have … the most impressive wins in the nation compared to the other Group of Five schedules,” Freeze said about Liberty’s bowl outlook.

Coastal Carolina clinched the Sun Belt East Division title last week with a 49-14 win at Texas State, its 10th straight win dating to last season. The Chanticleers were picked to finish last in the conference’s preseason poll.

“That’s so special,” running back CJ Marable said. “We’re all excited because we know last few years since I’ve been here, we’ve been 5-7 back to back. Everything falls into line like we thought it was going to be. It’s a blessing. It’s a blessing to be there.”

Marable ran for 157 yards and a career-high three touchdowns in a driving rainstorm at Texas State. The win came after Coastal Carolina’s 34-23 victory against visiting Appalachian State, which entered that game 6-1.

“It wasn’t an easy game to play with the weather up here (at Texas State),” Coastal Carolina coach Jamey Chadwell said. “Everybody was talking about how this could potentially be a trap game with the big win we had last week, but our team came out focused from the opening kickoff.”

Liberty has a balanced offense, led by quarterback Malik Willis, who is the first in program history with 20 touchdown passes and 10 rushing touchdowns in the same season.

Willis has completed 151 out of 236 pass attempts for 2,040 yards with 20 touchdowns and four interceptions. He also leads the Flames with 807 rushing yards on 120 carries with 10 TDs.

–Field Level Media