Coastal-Liberty game moved up for national TV

Coastal-Liberty game moved up for national TV

Published Aug. 19, 2015 12:34 p.m. ET

(STATS) - The anticipated biggest game in the Big South now has a primetime spotlight.

The Coastal Carolina at Liberty showdown, which matches Big South co-champions from each of the past three seasons, has been moved up two days to Thursday, Nov. 19, when it will be televised by ESPNEWS at 7 p.m. Eastern.

Last year's contest was decided on a game-ending blocked field-goal attempt, allowing Liberty to preserve a 15-14 victory and creating a two-way share of the title.

Coastal enters the 2015 season ranked fifth in the STATS FCS Top 25 and Liberty is 15th. Each program has at least a share of seven Big South titles since the conference formed in 2002.


"This game always has bearing on the conference championship and postseason play, so it should be a tremendous night on national television," Big South commissioner Kyle Kallander said in announcing the date change.