Scores & Schedule Close keyboard_arrow_down

Team News

Football Opponent Preview: Coastal Carolina

December 24, 2020  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
|   Share
No. 23/23 Liberty (9-1) will attempt to defend its FBC Mortgage Cure Bowl title Saturday with a renewal of its rivalry against No. 9/11 Coastal Carolina (11-0, 8-0 Sun Belt).

No. 23/23 Liberty (9-1) will attempt to defend its FBC Mortgage Cure Bowl title Saturday with a renewal of its rivalry against No. 9/11 Coastal Carolina (11-0, 8-0 Sun Belt).

Game Day: Cure Bowl

Football Opponent Preview: Coastal Carolina

No. 23/23 Liberty (9-1) will attempt to defend its FBC Mortgage Cure Bowl title Saturday with a renewal of its rivalry against No. 9/11 Coastal Carolina (11-0, 8-0 Sun Belt).

"4 Downs" with the Chanticleers         

1. Saturday will mark the first time both teams have been nationally ranked in 15 all-time meetings between the Flames and Chanticleers. On nine previous occasions, either Liberty or Coastal Carolina were ranked (at the FCS level) at the time of the meeting, but not both. The FBC Mortgage Cure Bowl will be the first Top 25 matchup during bowl season this year.

2. Liberty (9-1) vs. Coastal Carolina (11-0) have the second-highest combined winning percentage (20-1, .952) this year of any bowl matchup, trailing only Alabama (11-0) vs. Notre Dame (10-1) in the College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Rose Bowl Game (21-1, .955). The other College Football Playoff Semifinal participants, Clemson (10-1) and Ohio State (6-0), have a combined 16-1 record (.941). Liberty is 2-9 all-time when playing in Florida.

3. Liberty (FBC Cure Bowl), Nevada (Famous Idaho Potato Bowl) and Texas (Alamo Bowl) are the only three FBS teams to play in the same bowl game from 2019 to 2020. Liberty and Texas are looking to become the first teams to win the same bowl in back-to-back years since Appalachian State in the 2018 & 2019 New Orleans Bowl.

4. Liberty is playing its first game in more than four weeks, as its scheduled visit to Coastal Carolina on Dec. 5 was cancelled. This is the fourth time in the Liberty-Coastal Carolina rivalry that one of the two teams has entered the meeting with an undefeated record. The undefeated team is 2-1 in such matchups.