Liberty vs. Norfolk State football game moved to Dec. 1

Liberty FootballDue to the forecast weather related to Hurricane Florence, Liberty and Norfolk State have agreed to postpone this weekend’s football game to Dec. 1.

Provided Norfolk State has not qualified for postseason play, the Flames will host the Spartans on Dec. 1 at Williams Stadium for a 2 p.m. kickoff.

All tickets sold for the Sept. 15 matchup between Liberty and Norfolk State will be valid for the game on Dec. 1.

“The decision to postpone the game was based on student-athlete, staff and fan safety,” stated Liberty University Director of Athletics Ian McCaw. “We look forward to hosting Norfolk State on Dec. 1.”

Norfolk State University and much of the areas around Norfolk, Va., have been placed on a mandatory evacuation order due to the threat of flooding. Norfolk State has cancelled all classes starting at 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday. The university will officially close at 5 p.m. today and will not reopen until Monday, Sept. 17.

The Norfolk State game was to serve as Liberty’s Hall of Fame Weekend. Liberty Athletics will now celebrate its 10th Athletics Hall of Fame class during next weekend’s football game against North Texas.

The Hall of Fame banquet will be held on Friday, Sept. 21 at 6:30 p.m. and the five-member Hall of Fame class will be honored during Liberty’s 6 p.m. contest against North Texas inside Williams Stadium.

What’s Next

The Flames will welcome the Mean Green of North Texas to Williams Stadium on Sept. 22, marking the first-ever matchup between the two programs. The game will feature two of the best FBS passing attacks in the country. North Texas leads all FBS teams in 2018, having averaged 457.5 passing yards per game, while Liberty is averaging 326.0 passing yards per contest.

  • Date: Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018
  • Location: Lynchburg, Va. (Williams Stadium)
  • Radio: LFSN Radio (Flagship Station: The Journey 88.3 FM Lynchburg)
  • TV: ESPN3 (LFSN TV Production)
  • Kickoff: 6:06 p.m.

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