Liberty Announces Inaugural 2023 Conference USA Football Schedule

Liberty University’s football fans have much to anticipate in the upcoming 2023 season with the announcement of the Flames’ inaugural Conference USA football schedule. It’s an exciting time for the team as they prepare to contend for their first-ever FBS conference title beginning on Sept. 9. This will mark the Flames’ first Conference USA game at Williams Stadium, where they will face off against New Mexico State in a historic matchup.

The newly released schedule comprises eight conference games for the Flames, including five midweek league contests. This lineup offers an excellent opportunity for Liberty to strive for its first football conference title since the 2016 season.

The climax of the season will be the 19th annual Conference USA Championship Game, scheduled for either Friday, Dec. 1, or Saturday, Dec. 2. The final date and time of this championship game will be disclosed at a later date.

Excitingly, the new schedule is designed to appeal to fans and attract a broader audience, as Conference USA has approved a television-friendly format for football games. During October, all league matchups will be played on midweek evenings. These midweek games will be broadcast across various media platforms, including CBS Sports Network, ESPN, ESPN2, or ESPNU, ensuring that fans can follow the action regardless of their location.

However, it’s important to note that dates are subject to change to accommodate national television selections. A complete schedule of televised games will be released at a later date. The Flames’ 2023 football schedule includes seven home games and five road contests, promising an action-packed season for fans and supporters.

Liberty will bring the heat to their midweek games in 2023, hosting two standout matchups at home. On Oct. 5, they will face off against Sam Houston State, followed by a Tuesday night contest against Middle Tennessee on Oct. 17. Additionally, the team will play away games at FIU, Jacksonville State, and Western Kentucky during the midweek, showcasing their skill and determination under the floodlights.

With the announcement of the 2023 football schedule, season ticket sales are now open for fans eager to secure their place in the stands. The 2022 season saw a record-breaking 8,800 season tickets sold, and the 2023 season promises to be even more exciting. Season tickets start at just $120 and cover all seven home games at Williams Stadium. Special discounts are available for Liberty faculty and staff, recent graduates from 2020-23, and Letterwinner Association members.

For those ready to renew or purchase season tickets, visit or call/text (434) 592-5015. With support and enthusiasm from their dedicated fan base, the Flames are ready to make their mark in the Conference USA and are excited to showcase their talent and competitive spirit in the upcoming football season. Get ready for the action, because Williams Stadium will be the place to be!

The leaders at Liberty University are unequivocally excited about the upcoming season and are looking forward to the high-energy atmosphere of game days. “We are very excited to kick off the Jamey Chadwell era and play our inaugural season in Conference USA. We are blessed to have seven home games in Williams Stadium with our incredible fan support and elite game day atmosphere,” said Ian McCaw, Liberty University Director of Athletics, expressing the collective anticipation for the upcoming season.

Head Football Coach Jamey Chadwell is also eager to lead the team through the challenging lineup, stating, “Our team and staff are looking forward to competing against this challenging schedule and are pleased to be part of Conference USA. Williams Stadium will be rocking during our seven home games this season, and we look forward to establishing new rivalries.”

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