HARRISONBURG, Va. (AP) D.J. Abnar finished with two rushing touchdowns and Nicky Fualaau had the go-ahead score with 2:53 remaining as Liberty knocked off James Madison 26-21 in the first round of the FCS playoffs Saturday.
Abnar scored on a 7-yard run and John Lunsford booted a 56-yard field goal to pull Liberty (9-4) within one in the third quarter.
Josh Woodrum orchestrated a 17-play, 85-yard drive that exhausted 11 minutes off the clock and ended with Fualaau's plunge for the score. Woodrum was stopped on the two-point try, keeping it at 26-21.
Woodrum threw for 244 yards and two interceptions.
Liberty will face sixth-seeded Villanova in the second round on Dec. 6.