LYNCHBURG, Va. (WFXR) — After becoming bowl eligible for the first time in school history, Liberty accepted an invite to the FBC Mortgage Cure Bowl Sunday afternoon. The Flames will face the Georgia Southern Eagles on Dec. 21 at 2:30 p.m. in Orlando at the Exploria Stadium.
However, according to Liberty’s Athletic Communications department, this will be the fourth time the Flames face off against the Eagles in football. Georgia Southern won all three previous games, the most recent taking place in 1996.
LU finished the regular season with a 7-5 record, becoming bowl eligible in its first season as a full member of the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS).
This marks the program’s first appearance in the postseason since 2014, when the Flames made the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) playoffs and defeated James Madison in the first round.
Georgia Southern also finished with a 7-5 record from the regular season. In addition, the Eagles maintain a 5-3 record from the Sun Belt Conference.
The Cure Bowl will mark the first American football game to take place at Exploria Stadium, which opened in 2017 as the home stadium for the Orlando City Soccer Club.
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