Liberty Flames

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Stadium:Williams Stadium
Coach:Hugh Freeze
SU Record: 9-1
ATS Record: 9-2-0

2021 SCHEDULE

DATE OPPONENT
Sep-4 vs Campbell
Sep-11 @Troy
Sep-18 vs Old Dominion
Sep-25 @Syracuse
Oct-2 @UAB
Oct-9 vs Middle Tennessee
Oct-16 @UL Monroe
Oct-23 @North Texas
Oct-30 vs UMass
Nov-6 @Ole Miss
Nov-20 vs Louisiana
Nov-27 vs Army

Liberty Flames Returning Stats Leaders

QUATERBACK CMP ATT YDS CMP% TD INT
Malik Willis 170 265 2.260 63,2 20 6
RUSHING ATT YDS AVG LNG TD
Joshua Mack 139 797 5,7 59 4
Peytton Pickett 91 520 5,7 42 6
Shedro Louis 61 429 7 75 3
RECEIVING REC YDS AVG LNG TD
DJ Stubbs 38 523 13,8 53 3
Kevin Shaa 25 450 48 83 4
Demario Douglas 32 363 11,3 46 3
CJ Yarbrough 17 268 15,8 32 1
KICKING XPM XPA XP% FGM FGA FG%
Alex Barbir 50 52 96,2 13 20 65
DEFENSE SOLO AST TOT SACK PD FF
Javon Scruggs 37 32 69 0 2 3
Anthony Butler 32 35 67 1 4 0
Aaron Pierre 23 18 41 1 0 0
Tre’Shaun Clark 23 15 38 5,5 1 0
Durrell Johnson 24 13 37 8,5 1 1

OVERALL RETURNING PRODUCTION FOR 2021/22

OVERALL AVG OFFENSE DEFENSE
87% 95% 79%

Liberty Flames

Liberty Team News and Picks

The Liberty Flames burst onto the scene a year ago, becoming one of the biggest stories in college football. While COVID-19 presented many challenges for most college football programs, everything seemed to go right for the Liberty Flames football program.

Liberty will open up the college football season on September 4 against Campbell, but the schedule will get much tougher from that point on. Ole Miss will be one of the toughest games on this schedule, but matchups against UAB, Louisiana, and Syracuse will be big-time games as well.

2020 Summary

The 2020 college football season at Liberty was the best in school history, and there is hope that the 2021 season could go even better. Liberty finished the 2020 season with a record of 10-1, and they were just one point away from finishing the season with an undefeated record.

The lone loss for Liberty was a game against N.C. State Wolf Pack, but there were some impressive wins along the way. The Flames were able to upset Coastal Carolina in overtime in the Cure Bowl to complete the season on a high note.

Key Players

Liberty has a long list of key players heading into the 2021 season, but quarterback Malik Willis is at the top of the list. Willis was one of the most impressive players in college football a season ago, and he should be even better with another year of experience under his belt.

TreShaun Clark is one of the leaders on the defensive side of the ball, and he spends a large chunk of his time in the opponent’s backfield. Javon Scruggs will be one of the most important players in the secondary, and this is a unit that has some question marks.

New Additions

With much of the roster coming back in 2021, there is not much room for anyone to step into a starting spot. Liberty is going to need some production from other players in 2021, but it seems pretty clear who will lead this team.

Rashaad Harding might be the only exception to this as he will have a chance to be on the field to begin the season. Harding will be penciled into the linebacker position, and the Flames will need him to have a big performance.

Key Subtractions

Liberty is set to return at least 20 starters from a season ago, and they also have most of their depth back. The strong 2020 season also allowed Liberty to attract some big-time players in recruiting.

The Flames are going to be without some of the players that lost just one game in 2020, but they are not going to be without any key performers.

Divisional Outlook

Since Liberty does not compete in any conference, there are no divisional matchups to take a look at. Liberty is one of the few independent teams in college football, and that does hurt their chances of ultimately playing in the College Football Playoff.

Liberty Team Offense

Liberty has 10 starters returning from 2020, and they were one of the most explosive offenses in the country a season ago. Malik Willis is obviously the player that makes this offense go, but the Flames are going to be able to run the ball as well.

Liberty is able to attack teams in multiple ways, but their biggest strength is the ability to extend drives. If teams are able to find a way to stop Willis and his dual-threat approach then this team will go back to the run to move the football.

Liberty Team Defense

While Liberty is expected to score a ton of points this season, finding a way to get enough stops on defense is going to be a big key. The defensive line is going to be solid once again, but there could potentially be some holes on the back end.

This was a defense that seemed to play better than the sum of its parts in 2020, but they are going to be facing another loaded schedule this season. Stopping the run will be a key, but the Flames will also have to get stops in the secondary.

Frequently Asked Questions

Hugh Freeze is the head football coach of the Liberty Flames

Junior Malik Willis will be the starting quarterback at Liberty during the 2021 college football season.

Liberty is an independent college football team and therefore they do not compete in any conference.

Liberty plays its home games at Williams Stadium with a capacity of 25,000 people.

Liberty has never won a national championship in college football, but it has gone a perfect 2-0 in bowl games.

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