The Flames ended the Chanticleers’ dream undefeated season with a 37-34 overtime victory at the FBC Mortgage Cure Bowl. Liberty kicker Alex Barbir kicked a 44-yard field goal to give the Flames a three-point lead and the defense kept Coastal Carolina from tying the game.
With the win, Liberty finished the 2020 stagione 10-1 under coach Hugh Freeze. It’s the first 10-win season for Liberty since joining the Football Bowl Subdivision for the 2018 stagione.
Liberty held a 31-19 lead in the fourth quarter thanks to the stellar play from Malik Willis. The quarterback gave Liberty a large lead with a 3-yard touchdown run with 13:22 remaining in the game Coastal Carolina would come back thanks to a Grayson McCall rushing touchdown and passing touchdown.
The Chanticleers also forced a Liberty fumble at the goal line to essentially force overtime.
Willis finished with 220 cantieri di passaggio e 137 rushing yards. Willis had four rushing touchdowns in the game. Joshua Mack also had 105 rushing yards for Liberty in the win.
McCall was 21-for-32 with 318 cantieri di passaggio, three touchdown passes and an interception.
Coastal Carolina finished the 2020 season with 11 wins – the most in school history. It’s their first 10-win season since joining the Football Bowl Subdivision in 2017.