1. LU will beat an FBS team for the 2nd straight seasonpetey

The Flames beat Appalachian State last season and will get 2 opportunities to duplicate that feat in 2015. Most are predicting Liberty to be able to knock off Sun Belt member Georgia State in Atlanta on October 3rd, but don’t rule out Liberty’s chances against West Virginia. Under Turner Gill, the Flames have nearly knocked off a couple of Power 5 teams previously in UNC and Wake Forest.

2. Liberty will win the Big South’s auto-bidnewman

Neither Coastal Carolina or Liberty will lose more than 1 conference game prior to their season finale clash in Lynchburg making that game the winner take all Big South Championship game. With LU being at home and having a very experienced team, they will have a great opportunity to seize control of their FCS playoff fate.

3. Josh Woodrum will be a first-team All-Americanwoodrum2

The 5th-year senior quarterback enters his 4th season as a starter, and when his Liberty career is over he should own all the major passing records. If Woodrum plays to his potential, and leads the Flames to their 2nd straight FCS playoff appearance, he could be a first-team All-American.

4. The Flames will advance to the FCS quarterfinalsteam

With a couple of nonconference wins, a first round bye in the playoffs is within reach. Then all Liberty has to do is win a playoff game at home to advance to the FCS quarterfinals for the first time in school history.

5. John Lunsford will be selected in the 2016 NFL draftlunsford

The draft isn’t until April 28th, but Lunsford being drafted would be such a rare occurrence it deserves a mention. He would be just the 8th Flame ever selected in the NFL draft and would be the first kicker. If Lunsford is able to show he’s automatic within 40 yards this season, he should land himself on NFL Draft boards next spring.