FB: App State, Liberty to Play Home-and-Home in 2024, 2025

Roger Darrell Addison
January 23, 2020
Friday, January 24th
January 23, 2020
FB: App State, Liberty to Play Home-and-Home in 2024, 2025

 

BOONE, N.C. — App State and Liberty have agreed to host football games against each other in 2024 and 2025, the two schools announced Thursday.

 

The Mountaineers will host the Flames at Kidd Brewer Stadium in Boone on Sept. 28, 2024, followed by a road trip to Williams Stadium in Lynchburg, Va., on Oct. 11, 2025.

 

“One of our goals in football scheduling is to play regional opponents to which our fan base can easily travel, and we’ve been able to do that with series like this one,” said App State Director of Athletics Doug Gillin.

 

App State enjoyed a historic 2019 season in which it rolled to a 13-1 record, Sun Belt Championship, New Orleans Bowl Championship and a No. 18 final national ranking. It’s the most single-season wins and highest national ranking by a Sun Belt Conference team, as well as the most wins by an FBS team from North Carolina. The Mountaineers have made an unprecedented jump to the FBS ranks by winning five bowl games in each of their first five eligible seasons. The program has also claimed at least a share of the Sun Belt title in each of the last four years.

 

Liberty transitioned from the FCS to FBS ranks in 2018 and won the 2019 Cure Bowl against Georgia Southern in its first season of bowl eligibility last fall. The program does not have a conference affiliation.

 

The two programs have faced each other 10 times previously, with the Mountaineers winning seven of those. App State is 5-3 at home and 2-0 on the road versus Liberty. The last meeting was a 55-48 Liberty win in overtime on Oct. 11, 2014, when App State was in its provisional year as an FBS team and Sun Belt member.


The Mountaineers’ 2024 nonconference slate is now complete, including dates versus East Tennessee State (Aug. 31), at Clemson (Sept. 7) and at East Carolina (Sept. 14). App State now has two of four nonconference opponents for 2025, including a highly anticipated home game versus South Carolina in Boone (Sept. 20).

Future App State Football Nonconference Opponents

2020
Sept. 5 vs. MORGAN STATE
Sept. 11 at Wake Forest
Sept. 19 at Wisconsin
Sept. 26 vs. MASSACHUSETTS

2021
Sept. 4 vs. East Carolina (Bank of America Stadium – Charlotte, N.C.)
Sept. 11 at Miami (Fla.)
Sept. 18 vs. ELON
Sept. 25 vs. MARSHALL

2022
Sept. 3 vs. NORTH CAROLINA
Sept. 10 at Texas A&M
Sept. 17 at Marshall
Sept. 24 vs. THE CITADEL

 

2023
Sept. 2 vs. GARDNER-WEBB
Sept. 9 at North Carolina
Sept. 16 vs. EAST CAROLINA
Sept. 23 at Wyoming

2024
Aug. 31 vs. EAST TENNESSEE STATE
Sept. 7 at Clemson
Sept. 14 at East Carolina

Sept. 28 vs. LIBERTY

2025
Sept. 20 vs. SOUTH CAROLINA

Oct. 11 at Liberty

2026
Sept. 5 at East Carolina
Sept. 19 vs. CHARLOTTE

2027
Sept. 18 at Charlotte
TBA at South Carolina

2028
Sept. 16 vs. CHARLOTTE

2029
Sept. 15 at Charlotte