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    April 9, 2022 Lynchburg, Va. RSS |

    Press Conference: Head Coach Hugh Freeze

    Press Conference: Johnathan Bennett

    Press Conference: Durrell Johnson

    Press Conference: Mike Smith, Jr.

    Press Conference: Caleb Snead

    Liberty’s white-clad defenders controlled the pace of play throughout the Flames’ annual Spring Football game, Saturday morning, at Williams Stadium.

    The Flames defensive units kept Liberty’s offense, dressed in their white tops, from scoring on 14-of-17 drives during a 90-plus minute workout on Saturday.

    Defensive end Durrell Johnson recorded two sacks to end the first series of the day, setting the tone for his defensive teammates. In total, Liberty’s defense recorded six sacks and an interception by linebacker Mike Smith, Jr.

    Liberty’s first touchdown of the morning workout came when quarterback Johnathan Bennett completed a 20-yard scoring play to wide receiver Caleb Snead. Quarterback Nate Hampton added a second scoring pass when he found Jaivian Lofton.

    The final touchdown of the day was a rushing touchdown by running back transfer Dae Dae Brown late during the scrimmage periods of practice on Saturday. 

    What’s Next:

    The Flames will open their 2022 campaign on the road when Liberty travels to Hattiesburg, Miss., to square off against Southern Miss on September 3. Liberty opens its highly anticipated 2022 home schedule on September 10 against UAB.  

    2022 Football Season Ticket Information

    Following a third-straight bowl game win, the excitement around Liberty’s football team is at an all-time high, including 2022 season ticket sales.

    Flames Nation can join the excitement when season tickets go on sale to the general public on Saturday, April 9.

    The Flames Ticket Office has already sold over 5,000 football season tickets for the 2022 season (5,801 sold in 2021), which features the best home schedule in program history.

    Additionally, luxury indoor seats, outdoor club seats and the new cabanas at Williams Stadium are already sold out for 2022 and only 300 premium seats remain unsold.

    Liberty’s 2022 home football schedule is spotlighted by games against ACC and in-state foe Virginia Tech on Nov. 19 and future Big 12 Conference member BYU on Oct. 22.

    The 2022 home slate opens with a Sept. 10 matchup against UAB, who finished the 2021 season 9-4 after knocking off No. 12 BYU in the Independence Bowl. The Flames will also host Akron (Sept. 24), Gardner-Webb (Oct. 15) and New Mexico State (Nov. 26).

    With the anticipated high interest in the matchup against Virginia Tech, the Flames Ticket Office does not expect to sell single-game tickets for the game against the Hokies because Flames Nation will purchase all available season tickets.

    The guaranteed way for Flames Nation to watch Liberty take on Virginia Tech at Williams Stadium in 2022 will be to purchase season tickets.

    To purchase season tickets, visit www.LUFootball.com or call the  Flames Ticket Office at 434-582-SEAT (7328).

    Liberty is just one of five FBS teams in the country who have won a bowl game each of the last three seasons, joining Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky and Louisiana.

    The Flames capped off an 8-5 season with a convincing 56-20 win over Eastern Michigan in the LendingTree Bowl on a nationally televised game on ESPN in Mobile, Ala., on Dec. 18.

    Liberty, in its third year of full FBS eligibility, earned its third straight bowl victory. The Flames, who also won the FBC Mortgage Cure Bowl in 2019 and 2020, join Appalachian State (2015-20) as the only teams to win bowl games in each of their first three years after transitioning to FBS from FCS.

    Liberty has now won eight or more games for the 13th season in program history, including all three seasons under Flames Head Football Coach Hugh Freeze.

    Flames Nation continued to fill Williams Stadium throughout the 2021 season, including all premium seating areas being sold out for the entire season.


    Join the Flames Club (www.LibertyFlamesClub.org) today to become a part of the fastest rising football program in the country and prepare yourself for the excitement of the 2022 season.