Tornados Bested by Liberty
LYNCHBURG, Va.- The Brevard College football team wrapped up their 2013 campaign with a 59-21 loss to Division I FCS Liberty University on Saturday afternoon at Williams Stadium.
A Kelvin Jeter 75-yard touchdown run in the second quarter brought the Tornados to within seven points of the Flames with 8:48 left in first half before Liberty snapped off three straight scores to pull away en route to the victory.
Liberty got out to a 14-0 lead after reaching the end zone on their first two drives, scoring when Josh Woodrum found Dexter Herman for a 25-yard touchdown reception at the 9:26 mark of the first quarter and again on a D.J. Abnar 10-yard rush with 1:45 left in the quarter.
BC’s Andre Overholt returned the ensuing kickoff 56 yards to the Liberty 42-yard line to set the Tornados up for their first score. Overholt also caught a 27-yard pass on the scoring drive, and the Tornados cut Liberty’s lead in half when BC quarterback Kevin Herbst connected with Jordan Ollis for a four-yard TD pass 1:28 into the second quarter.
The Flames extended the lead back to 14 points with a 67-yard scoring drive on their next possession.
Kelvin Jeter cut Liberty’s lead back to seven on the first play of BC’s following drive with a 75-yard touchdown run. The score made it 21-14 in Liberty’s favor with 8:48 left in the half.
The Flames, however, answered with three unanswered scores before halftime to storm into the break with a 42-14 lead. Liberty carried that momentum into the second half by scoring 17 straight points out of the half before Jeter reached pay dirt on a 35-yard touchdown run in the 4th quarter to make it 59-21.
Jeter was Brevard's leading rusher, finishing the game with 15 carries for 148 yards and two rushing touchdowns. Herbst scrambled for 51 yards and finished 2-of-3 for 31 passing yards.
BC’s Jacob McCleery was the game's top tackler with 11 stops and a pass breakup.
The Tornados finish the season in 6th place in the South Atlantic Conference at 3-8 overall, and 2-5 in conference play.