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Flames claim Big South title, will head to playoffs for first time

November 22, 2014 : Liberty University Athletics

UPDATE 11/23/14: The Flames will face James Madison University on Saturday, Nov. 29, at 4 p.m. in Harrisonburg, Va. Read more at

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The Liberty Flames are headed to the NCAA FCS Playoffs for the first time following Saturday's 15-14 victory over No. 2/1 Coastal Carolina at Brooks Stadium.

With the win, Liberty and Coastal Carolina share the Big South Conference title with identical 4-1 league victories. The Flames claim the league's automatic bid to the NCAA FCS Playoffs by virtue of their upset victory today.

This win marks Liberty's first-ever win over a No. 1-ranked team in athletics department history.

The 24-team NCAA FCS playoff field will be announced during the Playoff Selection Show on Sunday at 11 a.m. on ESPNU.

For a recap of Saturday's game, visit

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