The Hokies lead the Flames 24-13. The Hokies got on the board early via a TD pass from Jerod Evans to Cam Phillips. The crowd noise was incredible, and Liberty had 5 false starts in the early going. The Liberty Flames caught a break on special teams, when a punt hit the back of a Hokie player, and they recovered deep in Hokie territory. The defense held, and the shutout was intact. Jerod Evans turned the ball over deep in Flames' territory at the 3:33 mark in the first quarter. Liberty RB Todd Macon plunged in from 2 yards for the score, but the Flames missed the point after. It was 7-6 with 2:47 left in the first quarter. Joey Slye hit a 34 yarder early in the second to make it 10-6 Hokies. Greg Stroman picked off Stephon Masha, setting up the Hokies in good position. The next play changed the tone of the half.
Cam Phillips was fighting for extra yards on a reverse, and was stripped. Liberty's Alpha Jalloh scooped it, and took it 71 yards to the house. 13-10, Liberty. Tech went 3 and out, punted, and then Terrell Edmunds had his first pick of 2016. After some "punt tradin'", Evans found Isaiah Ford, and the Hokies retook the lead, 17-13. Liberty was 0-9 on third down, but the Hokies' turnovers were keeping Liberty in the game. Near the end of the half, Bucky Hodges reeled in a 18 yard throw to make it 24-13 Hokies.
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