Liberty pulled out a 21-13 win over Troy on Saturday night in Alabama to open the season at 2-0 for the second consecutive year. Following the conclusion of week 2 of the college football season, here’s a look at what bowls Liberty is currently being projected into.
- ESPN’s Mark Schlabach: Barstool Sports Arizona Bowl vs San Diego State (2-0)
- ESPN’s Kyle Bonagura: Myrtle Beach Bowl vs East Carolina (0-2)
- CBS’ Jerry Palm: Cure Bowl vs Appalachian State (1-1)
- 247Sports: Cure Bowl vs Florida Atlantic (1-1)
- Action Network: Cure Bowl vs Florida Atlantic (1-1)
- College Football News: Union Home Mortgage Bowl vs Wake Forest (2-0)
- USA Today: Armed Forces Bowl vs Army (2-0)
The Flames are looking to return to a bowl game for the third straight season after Hugh Freeze led the program to bowl appearances in its first two seasons as a full FBS member. Liberty has only made an appearance in the Cure Bowl in Orlando, Florida, winning that game against a Sun Belt opponent in each of the past two seasons. In 2019, the Flames knocked off Georgia Southern, and in 2020 Liberty defeated former Big South rival Coastal Carolina in overtime.
Liberty is back in action this week, returning home to face Old Dominion on Saturday night at 6:00 p.m. from Williams Stadium. The Monarchs are 1-1 this season, picking up their first win of the year this past Saturday over Hampton, 47-7. ODU opened the year with a 42-10 loss at Wake Forest. Liberty opened as a 23 point favorite against the in-state opponent.