Flames Football Florida-bound for first-ever bowl appearance, will take on Georgia Southern in Cure Bowl Dec. 21
Liberty University's first-ever bowl invitation was extended to the program Sunday afternoon, when it was announced that the Flames will begin their bowl history at the 2019 FBC Mortgage Cure Bowl presented by the Orlando Sports Foundation in Orlando, Fla.
The Flames will square off against Sun Belt Conference member Georgia Southern on Dec. 21 at Exploria Stadium. The game will kick off at 2:30 p.m. and will be televised on CBS Sports Network.
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Both Liberty and Georgia Southern finished the 2019 regular season with 7-5 records.
The teams have squared off against each other three previous times, with the last meeting taking place in 1996. The Eagles have won all three previous meetings.
With Sunday's bowl selection, Liberty becomes the fifth team to receive a bowl invitation during its first full season at the FBS level. The Flames join Nevada (1992 Las Vegas Bowl), Marshall (1997 Motor City Bowl), Appalachian State (2015 Camellia Bowl), and Georgia Southern (2015 GoDaddy Bowl). (Liberty's two-year FBS reclassification process was finalized in August, making it the 130th FBS level team in the country.)
The bowl game matchup will be the first-ever American football game played at Exploria Stadium. The 25,000-seat facility opened in 2017 and is home to Major League Soccer’s Orlando City SC team.
The FBC Mortgage Cure Bowl presented by the Orlando Sports Foundation directly supports the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, which has received a total of $3.7 million since 2015.