Kickoff times and television info for the first five games of Liberty’s 2021 football season has been announced.
The Flames will open the season at Williams Stadium in Lynchburg, Virginia on Saturday, Sept. 4 against Campbell. Kickoff has been scheduled for 6 pm on ESPN3 with Hall of Fame festivities taking place on the same day.
Liberty will then hit the road for a trip to Alabama to take on Troy in a game that will kickoff at 7 pm on ESPN+ on Sept. 11. The Flames will then return home to play in-state FBS foe Old Dominion on Sept. 18 with kickoff scheduled for 6 pm on ESPN3.
The Flames’ next two games will be on the road, travelling to New York to face Syracuse on Friday, Sept.24 at 8 pm on the ACC Network. Liberty will then return to Alabama for a date against UAB on Oct. 2 at 7 pm on CBS Sports Network.
Liberty is coming off a record campaign in 2020 when the Flames finished 10-1 following the team’s dramatic bowl win over Coastal Carolina in the Cure Bowl. The Flames also picked up the program’s first ever wins over an ACC opponent when Liberty defeated Syracuse and Virginia Tech. Those two wins made Liberty the first non-Power Five team to post a pair of wins over ACC schools in the same season since Houston did so in 2015. Liberty finished the 2020 season ranked No. 17 in the Associated Press Top 25 poll and No. 18 in the Amway Coaches Poll, the highest ever ranking for the Flames as an FBS program.