Liberty's Uses Ground Game to Score a Win

      LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) -- Aldreakis Allen rushed for 179 yards and three touchdowns to lead Liberty to a 26-12 Big South Conference victory over Charleston Southern on Saturday.

      Allen's scoring runs covered 56, 35 and 30 yards as the Flames (4-5, 3-1) amassed 302 yards on the ground, the fourth time this season Liberty has surpassed 200 yards rushing. It was Allen's fourth 100-yard game of the season.

      Liberty led 13-6 at halftime and scored 13 third-quarter points to seal the victory. The Flames' Josh Woodrum passed for 108 yards and a touchdown, hitting Nicky Fualaau on a 5-yarder.

      Malcolm Dixon passed for 185 yards and a touchdown -- a 41-yarder to Kirby Broome -- for Charleston Southern (4-5, 2-2), and he also rushed for 45 yards and a score.

      It was Liberty's seventh consecutive victory over Charleston Southern for an 18-2 advantage in the series.