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Liberty punches ticket to Conference USA title game with 42-29 win at Western Kentucky

Chris Graham
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Liberty, college football’s Tuesday Night Warriors, are headed to the Conference USA title game after another midweek win, defeating Western Kentucky, 42-29, last night.

The win moves the Flames to 8-0 on the season, and sends the program to the CUSA championship game in Liberty’s first season in the league.

It was the third straight Tuesday night win for Liberty, which controlled the line of scrimmage in first-year coach Jamey Chadwell’s spread-option offense, gashing the Hilltoppers for 323 yards on the ground, 234 yards coming in the second half.

QB Kaidon Salter passed for three TDs and 189 yards, and added 117 yards and a TD on the ground for the Flames, who improved to 6-0 in CUSA play in 2023.

Austin Reed threw for 365 yards and four TDs for Western Kentucky (4-4, 2-2 CUSA).

Chris Graham

Chris Graham

Chris Graham, the king of "fringe media," is the founder and editor of Augusta Free Press. A 1994 alum of the University of Virginia, Chris is the author and co-author of seven books, including Poverty of Imagination, a memoir published in 2019, and Team of Destiny: Inside Virginia Basketball’s Run to the 2019 National Championship, and The Worst Wrestling Pay-Per-View Ever, published in 2018. For his commentaries on news, sports and politics, go to his YouTube page, or subscribe to his Street Knowledge podcast. Email Chris at [email protected].