Liberty football announces games with Western Kentucky, Middle Tennessee

Liberty FootballLiberty has added a home-and-home football series with Western Kentucky and adjusted one of its future match ups against Middle Tennessee.

The Flames will travel to Bowling Green, Ky., to face the Hilltoppers in Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium on Sept. 19, 2020. Liberty will welcome Western Kentucky to Williams Stadium on Sept. 6, 2025, completing the home-and-home series.

Liberty had previously announced it would travel to Murfreesboro, Tenn., on Sept. 19, 2020, to face Middle Tennessee. The Flames will now face the Blue Raiders at Johnny “Red” Floyd Stadium on Oct. 3, 2026. Liberty will still host Middle Tennessee on Oct. 9, 2021.

As part of its FBS transition process, Liberty has now announced completed football schedules for the next four seasons, plus match ups that extend through the 2031 season.

The previously announced schedules include future games against seven ACC opponents, including home contests against Syracuse (2019), Virginia Tech (2022 and 2030), Wake Forest (2025), Duke (2026), Virginia (2027 and 2029) and North Carolina (2028).

On Feb. 16, 2017, the NCAA approved Liberty’s waiver request to begin the two-year FBS reclassification process. Liberty completed its final season as a FCS program in 2017, playing as a member of the Big South Conference.

During the 2018 season, Liberty will compete as a FBS independent program and will not be eligible for postseason competition. At the conclusion of the two-year transition process, Liberty will be a full-fledged FBS program in 2019, which will include the opportunity to compete for bowl game appearances.

The Flames will host their first FBS home game against Old Dominion on Sept. 1, 2018, the first of four FBS teams to visit Williams Stadium in 2018 to meet the FBS reclassification criteria. The 2018 home schedule also features FBS matchups against North Texas (Sept. 22), Troy (Oct. 13) and New Mexico State (Nov. 24).

Fans can support Liberty Football and enjoy special game-day privileges by joining the Flames Club. The Flames Club exists to underwrite Liberty Athletics’ three-fold mission to train Champions for Christ, provide a world-class student-athlete experience and achieve victory with integrity.

Flames Club membership starts at just $60 and members can enjoy preferred parking, seating and pregame hospitality benefits, based upon membership level.

For more information about west (red) reserved benchback seats, west (blue) premium chairback seats, west club seats or future loge box seats, call 434-582-CLUB (2582), email FlamesClub@liberty.edu, or visit www.LibertyFlames.com/FlamesClub.

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