Liberty has officially lost its first football game of the 2020 season.

The Flames’ out-of-conference contest with North Carolina A&T, scheduled for Sept. 12 inside Williams Stadium, has been canceled. The MEAC officially announced on Thursday all fall sports will be canceled.

There have been rumors that other games will be canceled, including the three scheduled against ACC schools, but the game that was set to be the Flames’ season opener is the first to officially go.

If the college football season does go on amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the Flames could look for a replacement game on short notice. Several teams have lost games with the MEAC canceling football and the Big Ten and PAC-12 opting for conference only seasons.

With the MEAC’s decision, South Florida, Arkansas State, and Charlotte have all lost home games scheduled for Sept. 12, as have the Flames.

There has been talk of the FBS Independents scheduling home-and-home series to fill out a schedule. The Flames already have UMass and UConn on the 2020 slate, and we could soon see the likes of BYU, Army, and New Mexico State added to the docket.