No. 8 BYU to play No. 14 Coastal Carolina; replaces Liberty


No. 8 BYU will play at No. 14 Coastal Carolina on Saturday after the Chanticleers’ unique opponent, No. 25 Liberty, was hit with COVID-19 points.

Liberty stated Thursday it has paused all workforce actions and won’t play one other regular-season sport, however does intend to arrange for a bowl sport.

The Cougars (9-0) have been wanting so as to add one other sport to enhance their case for a serious bowl bid. In the meantime, the Chanticleers (9-0) have ESPN’s ”Faculty GameDay” coming to Conway, South Carolina.

BYU at Coastal Carolina will begin at 5:30 p.m. EST and air on ESPNU.

”It is good to have a accomplice like ESPN that may assist put collectively such a significant sport at this level within the season,” BYU athletic director Tom Holmoe stated in an announcement.

Discussions between BYU and Coastal Carolina started earlier within the week when it grew to become obvious that Liberty may not be capable to play due to COVID-19 instances on the workforce.

The Chanticleers have already earned a spot within the Solar Belt championship sport, which might be performed Dec. 19, however may nonetheless be in play to earn a spot within the main bowl sport as Faculty Soccer Playoff choice committee’s highest-ranked Group of 5 convention champion.

Coastal Carolina additionally has yet one more convention sport on Dec. 12 at Troy.

Impartial BYU is just not eligible for that spot and is ranked No. 13 by the committee. The Cougars will possible want to maneuver up no less than a spot or two to have an opportunity for a New Yr’s six bowl bid and the $4 million payday that comes with it.

The Cougars have yet one more sport scheduled at San Diego State on Dec. 12.

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