Scores & Schedule Close keyboard_arrow_down

Team News

Game Day Central: Louisiana

September 4, 2019  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
|   Share
Game Day Central: Louisiana

The Flames will take to the road for the first time in 2019 when they travel to Lafayette, La., to face the Ragin' Cajuns of Louisiana for the first-ever meeting between the programs.

Game Day Central Links:
Live Audio (LFSN Radio)
Live Stats (RaginCajuns.com)
Live Video (ESPN+)
Liberty Game Notes
Louisiana Game Notes
Cajun Field
Game Day Information Guide
Parking Information
Flames Ticket Office
Weather – Lafayette, La.

Official Kickoff:
7:35 p.m. (EST)

TV Coverage:
ESPN+
Play-By-Play Broadcaster: Dan McDonald
Color Commentator: Eric Mouton

Radio Coverage:
Liberty Flames Sports Network – Radio

LFSN Radio Network Affiliates List
• Pregame: 6:00 p.m. (EST)
Play-By-Play Broadcaster: Alan York
Color Commentator: Paul Rutigliano
Sidelines: Kevin Keys
Pregame: Alan York, Jamie Hall and Kevin Keys

Saturday's Top Storylines
1. Liberty (0-1) will travel to Louisiana (0-1, 0-0 Sun Belt) on Saturday for the Flames' first-ever matchup with the Ragin' Cajuns and Liberty's only road game before the month of October. Both teams lost their season openers to Power Five foes (Liberty vs. No. 22/22 Syracuse and Louisiana vs. Mississippi State).
2. The Flames will look to continue their success against Sun Belt Conference opponents. Liberty is 3-0 all-time versus Sun Belt foes, including 2-0 on the road. Last season, the Flames notched a 22-16 home win over eventual Sun Belt East co-champion Troy.
3. Head Coach Hugh Freeze's squad's first-ever visit to the state of Louisiana will see the Flames look to halt a four-game road losing skid and avoid their first 0-2 start since 2012.
4. Liberty senior QB Stephen Calvert appears on the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award Preseason Watch List. The fourth-year starter ranks No. 4 among active FBS QBs in both passing yards (8,596) and passing TDs (program-record 65).
5. Senior WR Antonio Gandy-Golden, Biletnikoff Award Watch List member, has been Calvert's most frequent target throughout his career. He recorded his 11th career 100-yard game vs. Syracuse, hauling in six passes for 119 yards.
6. The Flames' defense forced three turnovers versus Syracuse. Redshirt senior CB Bejour Wilson nabbed his fourth career interception, the most of any active Flame.

A Liberty Win Would ...
• Maintain the Flames' perfect all-time record (4-0) versus Sun Belt Conference opponents.
• Avoid the Flames' first 0-2 start since opening the 2012 season (Turner Gill's first at Liberty) at 0-4.
• Make the Flames 1-1 after two games for the second straight year and the sixth time in the last seven seasons.
• Snap the Flames' four-game road losing streak.
• Halt Louisiana's four-game home winning streak and make the Flames the first non-conference team to win at Cajun Field since Boise State on Sept. 3, 2016.
• Improve the Flames' all-time record to 4-6 when playing 1,000 or miles away from Lynchburg.
• Make Louisiana the 17th different state where the Flames have won a game in program history.