Kickoff for Liberty’s Oct. 22 home football game against BYU has been set for 3:30 p.m. with the contest televised on ESPN 2 or ESPNU.
This game will mark the 2nd meeting all-time between Liberty and BYU with the first meeting coming during the 2019 season. BYU leads the series 1-0, as they knocked off the Flames, 31-24, on Nov. 9, 2019 during Hugh Freeze’s first season as Liberty’s head coach.
The Cougars are currently 4-2 on the season and are coming off a 28-20 setback against Notre Dame in Las Vegas this past Saturday. That loss knocked BYU out of both top 25 polls as they are now in the ‘Others Receiving Votes’ category. Liberty joins BYU receiving votes in the Coaches Top 25 poll this week, as the Flames picked up five votes. This marks the first time Liberty has received votes in one of the major top 25 polls since week 9 of the 2021 season. The Flames received votes for a streak of 22 out of 23 weeks during much of the 2020 and 2021 campaigns.
This will be the last season for both programs as FBS Independent members. BYU is scheduled to join the Big 12 while Liberty moves to Conference USA beginning with the 2023 schedule.
Liberty (5-1) welcomes Gardner-Webb (2-4) to Williams Stadium in Lynchburg, Virginia for homecoming this weekend. Kick is slated for 3:30 p.m. and will be streamed on ESPN+. BYU plays host to Arkansas this Saturday at 3:30 p.m. on ESPN.