It wasn’t pretty and got dicey late, but BYU held on to beat Liberty 31-24 Saturday night at Lavell Edwards Stadium.
QB Gunner Romney once again played a solid game, throwing for 262 yards and 3 TDs, and the rest of the offense did a good enough job to outscore Liberty. The Flames lived up to their billing as a high flying passing attack, with Stephen “Buckshot” Calvert throwing for 303 yards. WR Antonio Gandy-Golden showed why he was one of the most prolific receivers in the nation coming in, as he carved up with 162 yards on 10 catches and 1 touchdown.
BYU had chances to pull away from Liberty, but costly mistakes kept the game close. BYU came out halftime on a good drive, but a Sione Finau fumble inside the 25 gave the ball back to Liberty and kept BYU from going up 24-7.
BYU had some questionable play calls at the end, particularly the fake field from the 30 on fourth and 2.
Overall, BYU moves to 5-4 on the year and next plays the two weakest teams on the schedule in Idaho State and UMass. BYU will end the season versus #24 San Diego State.
Next Saturday’s home game versus Idaho State is at 1pm MST on BYUtv.