College Football Today:Liberty over VA Tech 38-35, on late Alex Barbir 51-yard Field Goal with One Second left in the game[One of the Wildest Endings in College Football History](More scores to follow on the Sprinkle 1&2 Scoreboard/ND 47, Clemson 40 Double OT)

Posted by Andy Durham on November 7, 2020 at 3:31 pm under College, Photos, Video | Read the First Comment

Final from South Bend, Indiana:Notre Dame 47, Clemson 40 2 OT
Notre Dame(7-0)/Clemson(7-1)

Final from Blacksburg, Virginia:
Liberty University 38, Virginia Tech 35
Liberty(7-0)/VA Tech(4-3)
Late Alex Barbir 51-yard FG with just one second left in the football game, and #25 Liberty University shocks Virginia Tech at home, in Blacksburg, Virginia…

Liberty had tried a field goal with just five seconds left in the game, and VA Tech blocked that field goal and Tech took it back for a touchdown, but VA TECH had called a timeout prior to the FG attempt, and Liberty got the ball back, with another chance, and Liberty completed one pass and that set up the game-winning field goal by Alex Barbir…VA Tech would have won the game on the blocked FG return, but the Hokies had called that timeout, and that gave Liberty another chance and the Flames took advantage of that strange turn of events, and Liberty wins their biggest game in school/program history….

Tech got a late TD on a pass from Hendon Hooker(Dudley HS/Greensboro, N.C.) to Tre Turner(Northwest Guilford HS/Greensboro, N.C.), and the Hokies were able to tie the game at 35-35….

Hooker was 20-27 for 217 yards and Hooker threw 3 TD passes on the day…..No interceptions for Hooker today…Hooker ran the ball 20 times for 156 yards, and Hendon Hooker scored one TD on the ground today…Tre Turner with 6 receptions for 90 yards, and one TD catch today for the VA Tech Hokies…Alan Tisdale(Page HS) with 7 tackles for VA Tech, and Tisdale had 2 Solo Tackles…

Without a doubt, the biggest win in Liberty University football history….Now will Liberty be able to keep Coach Hugh Freeze, after the season Liberty University has been having??? Some kind of crazy game today, there in Blacksburg, Virginia…

Final:Liberty University 38, Virginia Tech 35

Liberty QB is Malik Willis…Willis 20-30 for 217 yards, with 3 TD’s and 0 INT’s…108 yards rushing for Willis on 19 carries, with 1 TD on the ground for Willis…

Also so far today, we have on the Spinkle Oil 1&2 Scoreboard, with Tim Rich, at Sprinkle #1, located at 2918 East Market Street, and from Chris Rich, at Sprinkle #2, 1400 West Gate City Blvd., here in Greensboro, N.C.

North Carolina 56, Duke 24
North Carolina(5-2)/Duke(2-6)
UNC QB Sam Howell goes 18-27 for 35 yards and 3 TD passes/0 INT’s…UNC RB Javonte Williams 12 carries for 151 yards and 3 TD’s…UNC’s Michael Carter with 17 carries for 85 yards and one touchdown run….Duke’s RB Mataeo Durant with 11 carries for 132 yards and 1 TD for the day/game…..

Boston College 16, Syracuse 13
BC(5-3)/Syracuse(1-7)

Pittsburgh 41, Florida State 17
Pitt(4-4)/FSU(2-5)

Appalachian State 38, Texas State 17
APP State(5-1)/Texas State(1-8)
Thomas Hennigan(Northwest Guilford HS) with 4 receptions for 32 yards for APP State…

Tulane 38, East Carolina 21
Tulane(4-4)/ECU(1-5)
Blake Proehl, son of local former NFL star Ricky Proehl, had 13 reception for 182 yards and 2 TD catches for ECU…Nolan Johnson(Southwest Guilford HS) with 3 tackles and were solo tackles for ECU…Chad Stehpens(Southeast Guilford HS) with 2 tackles, both were solo tackles and he had a Sack and a Tackle for a Loss for ECU…

Louisville(2-5) at Virginia(2-4) Postponed

Charlotte(2-3) at Middle Tennessee(2-5) Postponed

Wake Forest(4-2) OFF

from Friday night:
Miami 44, N.C. State 41
Miami(6-1)/N.C. State(4-3)


  • Andy Durham said,

    from the News and Advance in Lynchburg, Virginia:

    BLACKSBURG — Virginia Tech coach Justin Fuente wants a do-over.

    Fuente called a timeout right before the snap on a 59-yard field goal attempt from Liberty kicker Alex Barbir with eight seconds to go.

    The kick was blocked by offensive lineman Silas Dzansi and returned for a touchdown by cornerback Jermaine Waller, but officials waved it off once they realized Fuente called the timeout.

    Liberty ran another play to get a couple extra yards and connected on a 51-yard field goal with one second remaining to score the 38-35 win. Barbir had never attempted a field goal before this season and was 2 of 6 from 30 or more yards.

    Virginia Tech had to let Liberty score in the final two minutes to even get the ball back with a chance to tie the game. It was the Hokies only move after giving up a first down at their own 9-yard line with only one timeout.

    Liberty running back Peytton Pickett sauntered into the end zone without a defender in sight to put his team up 35-28. Tech didn’t even need the full two minutes to tie the game back up. Hooker was 4 of 4 for 55 yards with three of those passes going to Tre Turner.

    Turner tied the game with a 12-yard touchdown catch with 52 seconds to go.

    Virginia Tech was short-handed in the loss with Khalil Herbert staying on the bench with a hamstring injury after he returned an early kickoff. Starting tight end James Mitchell, who leads the team with 18 catches for 311 yards, also didn’t play.

    Tech’s starting middle linebacker Rayshard Ashby went down with an injury late in the second quarter and didn’t play in the second half.