Turnovers help Liberty beat Gardner-Webb 33-17
BOILING SPRINGS, N.C. (AP) — Stephen Calvert threw for 333 yards and two touchdowns, and Liberty capitalized on Jeremy Peters’ three interceptions to snap a four-game losing streak with a 33-17 victory over Gardner-Webb on Saturday.
Carrington Mosley rushed for 123 yards and two TDs, including a 1-yarder in the fourth to cap a 16-play, 97-yard drive, for Liberty (4-4, 1-2 Big South).
Peters had two fourth-quarter interceptions, including a 15-yard pick-six, and his third-quarter interception led to Mosely’s first 1-yard scoring run for a 19-7 lead.
Calvert completed 21 of 34 passes and his 40-yarder to Antonio Gandy-Golden opened the scoring. Gandy-Golden caught four passes for 123 yards and Damian King had eight for 108, including a 22-yard TD reception.
Gardner-Webb (1-7, 0-2) closed to 19-17 in the fourth on Jayln Cagle’s 37-yard TD run before Calvert mounted Liberty’s big drive.
Tyrell Maxwell was 13 of 32 for 206 yards and a touchdown, and Cagle rushed for 179 yards for Gardner-Webb, which is assured of a fourth consecutive losing season for the first time in program history.