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Liberty holds off New Mexico State 28-21

LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) Stephen Calvert threw two touchdown passes, Solomon Ajayi returned an interception 26 yards for a score and Liberty jumped out to a big lead and held on for a 28-21 victory over New Mexico State on Saturday.

The Flames (5-6) took a 7-0 lead on Calvert's 5-yard TD toss to Antonio Gandy-Golden. Alex Probert kicked a 25-yard field goal and Ajayi had his pick-6 on the Aggies' ensuing possession just 8:51 into the game.

New Mexico State got on the scoreboard on the ensuing kickoff when Jason Huntley raced 85 yards to the end zone. Javahn Ferguson picked off Calvert and raced 37 yards for a score with 37 seconds left in the opening quarter to pull the Aggies (3-9) within 17-14.

Liberty added a 51-yard third-quarter field goal by Probert with 2:06 left, and after the Aggies turned the ball over on downs, Calvert connected with B.J. Farrow for a 31-yard score and a 28-14 halftime lead. NMSU's final score came when Josh Adkins hit Naveon Mitchell for a 4-yard TD with 1:46 left to play.

Frankie Hickson had his fourth 100-yard rushing game for the Flames, running for 116 yards on 27 carries.

Johnathan Boone snagged seven passes for 91 yards for NMSU.

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Scoring Summary
No Scoring Plays
Team Stats
1st Downs 0 0
Rushing 0 0
Passing 0 0
Penalty 0 0
3rd Down Conv 0-0 0-0
4th Down Conv 0-0 0-0
Total Net Yards 0 0
Total Plays 0 0
Avg Gain 0 0
Net Yards Rushing 0 0
Rush Attempts 0 0
Avg Rush Yards 0 0
Net Yards Passing 0 0
Comp. - Att. 0-0 0-0
Yards Per Pass 0 0
Sacked - Yards Lost 0-0 0-0
Penalties - Yards 0-0 0-0
Touchdowns
Rushing TDs 0 0
Passing TDs 0 0
Other
Turnovers 0 0
Fumbles - Lost 0-0 0-0
Int. Thrown 0 0
Punts - Avg 0-0 0-0
Return Yards
Punts - Returns 0-0 0-0
Kickoffs - Returns 0-0 0-0
Int. - Returns 0-0 0-0
Kicking / /
Extra Points 0/0 0/0
Field Goals 0/0 0/0
Safeties 0 0
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New Mexico St. 3-9 1400721
Liberty 5-6 17110028
0 PASS YDS 0
0 RUSH YDS 0
0 TOTAL YDS 0
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
Defense T-A SACK INT
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
Defense T-A SACK INT
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD