On Wednesday, South Carolina announced it has added Jacksonville State to its 2023 football schedule. That game will replace Liberty on the slate.

With Liberty’s move to Conference USA beginning with the 2023 season, the Flames must purge their schedule to make room for eight conference game. In addition to the USC game, which was scheduled for Nov. 4, 2023, Liberty has also seen games against Miami (OH) and Virginia that were scheduled for 2023 removed from the schedule.

Jacksonville State will be moving to CUSA with the Flames next year, moving up from the FCS ranks in football and the ASUN in all other sports. The Gamecocks needed to add FBS games to its future schedules while Liberty has needed to move games.

With these moves so far, Liberty’s 2023 schedule has been trimmed to 9 games and will need to see additional games removed from it. New Mexico State will be able to remain on the schedule as a conference game, but of the remaining 8 games, Liberty must remove four more. Here’s a look at the Flames’ current 2023 schedule following these moves:

09/02 vs Bowling Green
09/09 @ Coastal Carolina
09/16 @ Buffalo
09/23 vs Eastern Michigan
09/30 vs Old Dominion
10/07 OPEN
10/14 OPEN
10/21 OPEN
10/28 vs ETSU
11/04 OPEN
11/11 vs UConn
11/18 vs UMass
11/25 @ New Mexico State

Liberty will also add games against CUSA teams Jacksonville State, Sam Houston State, Western Kentucky, Middle Tennessee, UTEP, Florida International, and Louisiana Tech to the 2023 slate. Liberty Athletics Director Ian McCaw has previously mentioned that an ideal scheduling model for the Flames in CUSA will be to play one regional Power Five, one regional FCS, and two Group of Five rivalry games every year.

For all of Liberty’s future football schedules, click here.