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Liberty whips UB 35-17

The Buffalo Bulls drop their second straight game, fall to 1-2 on the season.
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Liberty linebacker Brandon Tillmon, left, tackles Buffalo running back Kevin Marks during an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019 in Lynchburg, Va. (Taylor Irby/The News & Advance via AP)

LYNCHBURG, Va. — Antonio Gandy-Golden caught two of Stephen Calvert's four touchdown passes, and Liberty coach Hugh Freeze collected his first win with the Flames in a 35-17 victory over Buffalo on Saturday night.    

Calvert was 23 of 30 for 325 yards passing, and Gandy-Golden finished with eight receptions for 174 yards that included many spectacular catches. Gandy-Golden made an over-the-shoulder, two-handed catch then jumped over his defender at the goal line for a 36-yard score in the second quarter. On the Flames' next series, he beat safety Tyrone Hill to the ball for a 30-yard catch, setting up Frankie Hickson's 1-yard touchdown run one play later.    

Gandy-Golden made a finger-tip catch around the Bulls 20-yard line, and then dragged two defenders with him into the end zone for a 55-yard touchdown, pushing the Flames (1-2) to a 35-10 lead late in the third quarter.     

Matt Myers was 15-of-33 passing for 167 yards and threw a pair of touchdown passes for Buffalo (1-2). Kevin Marks had 108 yards rushing on 18 carries.

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