With Liberty’s win this past Saturday over New Mexico State, the Flames are bowl eligible for the first time in school history. As the Flames have a secondary bowl agreement with the Cure Bowl, that is the most likely destination, but after that Liberty could end up in a myriad of bowl games.
Here’s where every bowl projection we were able to find this week has Liberty playing. It should be noted, that the Flames are currently listed in every single bowl projection. There are 79 bowl eligible teams for 78 bowl slots, so someone will be left home.
Cure Bowl in Orlando, FL 12/21 (4)
Cheez-It Bowl in Phoenix, AZ 12/27 (2)
SERVPRO First Responder Bowl in Dallas, TX 12/30 (2)
Belk Bowl in Charlotte, NC 12/31 (1)
USA Today – vs Wake Forest
TicketSmarter Birmingham Bowl in Birmingham, AL 1/2 (1)
Sporting News – vs Marshall
Gasparilla Bowl in Tampa, FL 12/23 (1)
247 Sports – vs UAB
Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl in Nashville, TN 12/30 (1)
College Football News – vs Miami (FL)
Boca Raton Bowl in Boca Raton, FL 12/21 (1)
Bleacher Report – vs Western Michigan
The most common projection is the Cure Bowl and against Arkansas State, a matchup that would be full of storylines as Hugh Freeze was also an offensive coordinator and head coach at Arkansas State before his time at Ole Miss.
After Arkansas State, Marshall is the most common opponent projected, showing up in the Birmingham Bowl and the First Responder Bowl. We will learn of Liberty’s destination this Sunday.