Liberty runs wild in 30-24 victory over WKU

The Flames ran for over 350 rushing yards
Western Kentucky quarterback Tyrrell Pigrome drops back against Liberty.
Western Kentucky quarterback Tyrrell Pigrome drops back against Liberty.(Hunter Smith)
Published: Sep. 19, 2020 at 3:38 PM CDT
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BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WBKO) - This is not the way the WKU Hilltoppers expected to start the season. As they fall to 0-2 after the 30-24 loss to the Liberty Flames.

Liberty was able to dominate on the ground as they racked up 354 rushing yards on 58 carries for an average of 6 yards per attempt and four rushing touchdowns.

They were led by dual-threat quarterback Malik Willis who ran for 168 yards on 21 carries and three touchdowns. Through the air, Willis was 13-21 for 133 yards.

Hilltopper quarterback Tyrell Pigrome had a decent game going 18-25, 193 yards, and three touchdowns. Piggy T added 62 yards on the ground as well.

Overall it was another struggle for Tops ground game as they were only able to rack up 98 yards rushing. All-CUSA running back Gaej Walker only finished with 34 rushing yards on 11 carries.

The Flames outgained the WKU 487-291 while also winning the time of possession battle 34:59 to 25:01.

The Hilltoppers are now headed into a bye week before starting conference play against rival MTSU on October 3.

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