Liberty adds ETSU to 2023 football schedule

By Kevin Kelley -

The Liberty Flames have added the ETSU Buccaneers to their 2023 football schedule, according to Liberty’s official athletics website.

Liberty will host ETSU at Williams Stadium in Lynchburg, Va., on Oct. 28, 2023. The game will mark the sixth overall meeting between the two schools on the gridiron.

Liberty and ETSU first met on the gridiron in 1985. The Buccaneers lead the overall series 4-0-1, including their most recent victory in Johnson City, Tenn., in 2003, 33-23.

ETSU (East Tennessee State University) is a member of the Southern Conference (SoCon) in the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS). The Bucs finished the 2019 season 3-9 overall and 1-7 in conference play.

The addition of ETSU gives Liberty 12 games for their 2023 football schedule. Liberty, a Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) Independent, is also scheduled to host Bowling Green, Eastern Michigan, Old Dominion, UConn, and UMass at Williams Stadium.

Scheduled road opponents for Liberty in 2023 include Coastal Carolina, Buffalo, Miami (Ohio), Virginia, South Carolina, and New Mexico State.

Liberty also made date changes to a couple of games on their 2023 slate. The Flames will host Miami (Ohio) on Oct. 7 (instead of Sept. 30) and have moved their game against Old Dominion from Oct. 7 to Sept. 30.

Liberty is the first known non-conference opponent for the ETSU Buccaneers for the 2023 season.

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