EL PASO, No. 22 Liberty is on the brink of a perfect regular season and will host the Conference USA championship.
The Flames, 11-0 and 7-0 in C-USA, are now ranked No. 25 in the College Football Playoff rankings.
The regular-season finale is Saturday at UTEP for Liberty, who will attempt to make history with 12 wins in a season.
Coach Jamey Chadwell emphasized that the team is focused on finishing the season undefeated despite potential distractions.
Under Chadwell, the Flames are 3-0 in November, showing marked improvement from previous seasons.
Chadwell expressed the importance of playing consistently well, especially in the face of various challenges present in November.
Quarterback Kaidon Salter has had a remarkable season, and he has the chance to break Liberty’s single-season records.
Salter needs just a few more touchdowns to surpass the existing records, showing impressive skills both passing and rushing.
HOW ABOUT SOME RESPECT
Chadwell argued for more respect for C-USA following New Mexico State’s victory over Auburn.
He highlighted the achievements of teams in the league and called for greater acknowledgment of their accomplishments.
The 12th win for Liberty would be a significant achievement, putting them ahead of Virginia Tech in terms of season wins.
LIMPING TO THE FINISH
UTEP is not in the best form heading into the finale, with four losses in their last five games.
Miners coach Dana Dimel sees this game as an opportunity to make a statement against the undefeated Flames.
Liberty has been impressive in both rushing yards and interceptions, leading the nation in these categories.
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