NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee rookie quarterback Malik Willis made a business decision when he found himself facing off against Pro Bowl defensive lineman Jeffery Simmons in a live tackle drill at training camp.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans have wrapped up the last of their nine-man draft class just ahead of training camp by agreeing to terms on a multi-year contract with quarterback Malik Willis.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee rookie quarterback Malik Willis says his new teammate Ryan Tannehill is a good dude, and Titans coach Mike Vrabel dismissed any lingering issue over his veteran pointing out the obvious.
NASHVILLE, TEnn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans capped their second night of the NFL draft by trading up and selecting a quarterback.
The Titans insist making Malik Willis of Liberty the third quarterback taken in this draft was simply about picking the best player available, nothing more.
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — On a draft night the Atlanta Falcons focused on their defense, adding two edge rushers, the new name in the quarterback room stole the show.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on the NFL draft.
The second day of the NFL draft ended appropriately with another wide receiver being selected.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Malik Willis has quickly become the darling of the 2022 NFL scouting combine, turning heads with his impressive showing both on and off the field.
He showed off an exceptionally strong arm on deep throws and pinpoint accuracy on intermediate passes during the quarterbacks' prime-time workouts at Lucas Oil Stadium on Thursday night.
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — The pass rushers did their best to steal the show from quarterbacks Desmond Ridder and Kenny Pickett in the Senior Bowl.
Cincinnati's Ridder threw two touchdown passes and the National team had eight sacks in a 20-10 victory over the American team Saturday.
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — The Senior Bowl quarterbacks are vying to be No. 1.
In an NFL draft where it seems unlikely for a passer to be the top overall pick, that means a competition among players like Pittsburgh’s Kenny Pickett, North Carolina’s Sam Howell and Liberty’s Malik Willis to be the first quarterback taken.
Lending Tree Bowl: Eastern Michigan (7-5) vs. Liberty (7-5), Dec. 18, 5:45 p.m. Eastern (ESPN)
Line: Liberty by 9 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook
Liberty (7-5, Independent) vs. Eastern Michigan (7-5, Mid-American), Dec. 18, 5:45 ET
LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — Jakobi Buchanan ran for three touchdowns and Christian Anderson threw for a score and Army beat Liberty 31-16 on Saturday.
After Liberty turned it over on downs in five plays to start the game, Cole Talley kicked a 26-yard field goal to give Army (8-3) a 3-0 lead.
LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — Levi Lewis threw for 166 yards and three touchdowns, Louisiana-Lafayette had six takeaways and seven sacks and the No. 22 Ragin’ Cajuns capped the nonconference portion of their schedule with a 42-14 victory over Liberty on Saturday night.
LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — Something's got to give when No. 22 Louisiana-Lafayette plays at Liberty on Saturday.
The Ragin' Cajuns (9-1) have won a program-record nine straight, including four in a row on the road, but will be facing a Flames team coming off a bye whose 15-game home winning streak is tied for the fourth-longest in the country.
No. 22 Louisiana (9-1) at Liberty (7-3), 4 p.m. (ESPNU)
Line: Liberty by 4 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
Malik Willis refused to settle for a backup role.
Liberty's biggest star and potentially the first quarterback selected in April's NFL draft left Auburn after two seasons of mop-up duty and transferred to play for coach Hugh Freeze in Lynchburg, Virginia.
Liberty (7-2) at No. 15 Mississippi (6-2, No. 16 CFP), Saturday at noon EDT (SEC Network).
Line: Mississippi by 8 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
Hugh Freeze will be back pacing the sidelines in Oxford, Mississippi, and two of college football’s top quarterbacks will square off on the field.
Several intriguing storylines will play out when Freeze and quarterback Malik Willis lead Liberty (7-2) against Matt Corral and No.
LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — Malik Willis threw for four scores and Liberty put up two quick touchdowns to open the game in defeating Massachusetts 62-17 on Saturday.
The Flames (7-2) scored touchdowns just over a minute apart on their first two possessions, led 21-3 after one quarter and 41-3 by halftime in winning their 15th straight home game, a program record.
LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — Malik Willis threw for 222 yards and two touchdowns, Joshua Mack rushed for 91 yards and Liberty defeated Middle Tennessee 42-13 on Saturday.
The Flames (5-1), an FCS independent, featured a balanced offense, running for 227 yards to go with Willis' passing numbers.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) —
Andre Szmyt kicked the game-winning 35-yard field goal with no time on the clock as Syracuse used a late turnover to defeat Liberty 24-21 on Friday night.
LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — Malik Willis threw for four touchdowns and ran for two more as Liberty shut out Old Dominion in the second half to earn a 45-17 in a non-conference game Saturday.
Liberty had three third-quarter sacks and held the Monarchs to minus-1 yard of offense in the period.
LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — Malik Willis threw for a touchdown and ran for another, and Liberty opened the season with a 48-7 victory over Campbell on Saturday night.
Willis threw a 35-yard TD pass to Demario Douglas to open the scoring and scored on a 12-yard run with 25 seconds left in the first half for a 27-7 lead.