From Coastal Carolina Athletics:
The sixth-annual FBC Mortgage Cure Bowl will pit No. 9/11 Coastal Carolina (11-0, 8-0 Sun Belt) versus No. 23 Liberty (9-1) on Dec. 26th.
“We are excited to make history with our program’s first-ever bowl appearance at the FBC Mortgage Cure Bowl. As the Sun Belt Conference Champions, our team is excited to represent our conference once again on a national level,” stated Jamey Chadwell, Coastal Carolina University Head Football Coach. “It has been a magical season this year and we look forward to this next opportunity in such a well-respected bowl that supports a great cause in the great city of Orlando.”
The Chanticleers were ranked No. 12 in the latest College Football Playoff rankings. Coastal is on a 12-game winning streak, dating back to last season, which is tied with No. 1 Alabama for the longest current winning streak in the nation.
The Chanticleers’ 11-0 season is the first undefeated regular season in program history and Sun Belt Conference history. Coastal posted two top 25 wins on the season, including a top 10 win over then-No. 8 BYU on Dec. 5. The two top 25 wins are the first in program history.
Coastal Carolina and Liberty are no strangers, as the former Big South foes are 7-7 versus each other all-time on the gridiron. The two teams were scheduled to play this season on Dec. 5 but saw the game canceled as a result of COVID-19 protocols and precautions within the Flames’ program.
Instead, the Chanticleers played then-No. 8 BYU and defeated the Cougars 22-17 for the program’s first-ever win over a top-10 FBS opponent.
Kickoff for the FBC Mortgage Cure Bowl on Dec. 26th is set for noon from Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Fla.