The Liberty Flames and the North Texas Mean Green have scheduled a home-and-home football series for 2018 and 2021, per a report by A Sea of Red.
In the first game of the series, Liberty will host North Texas at Williams Stadium in Lynchburg on Sept. 22, 2018. The Flames will then travel to face the Mean Green three seasons later at Apogee Stadium in Denton on Oct. 9, 2021.
Liberty is currently transitioning from the FCS and will move up to the FBS as an Independent beginning with the 2018 season. North Texas is their first announced FBS home game for 2018, and they are required to play three in 2018 and four five in 2019 onward.
*Note: One of the five home games can be played against an FCS team provided that team has averaged 90 percent of the permissible maximum number of grants-in-aid per year in football over a rolling two-year period.
The Flames have two other games announced for 2018: at Wake Forest on Sept. 8 and at New Mexico on Sept. 29.
North Texas was previously scheduled to play Army on Sept. 8, 2018 in West Point and on Sept. 14, 2019 in Denton as part of an eight-game series agreed to back in 2009. However, both of those games have been canceled.
UNT will now host Incarnate Word on Sept. 8, 2018, which was moved up two weeks from its previously announced date of Sept. 22, 2018.
The Mean Green’s 2018 non-conference schedule now includes SMU (Sept. 1), Incarnate Word (Sept. 8), at Arkansas (Sept. 15), and at Liberty (Sept. 22).
In 2021, North Texas’ non-conference slate includes Rhode Island (Sept. 4), at SMU (Sept. 11), Liberty (Oct. 9), at Missouri (Oct. 16), and Army (date TBA). One of those five games will be postponed to a different season or canceled.