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CURE BOWL: Georgia Southern Set to Play and Liberty

STATESBORO, Ga. – For the third time in history, Georgia Southern is headed to an NCAA postseason bowl game, as announced Sunday afternoon. Georgia Southern (7-5) will meet Liberty (7-5) in the 2019 Cure Bowl at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 21 in the 25,500-seat Exploria Stadium in Orlando. The game will be televised nationally by CBS Sports Network.

“Our team is honored to be selected for the 2019 Cure Bowl and to represent Georgia Southern University,” said Georgia Southern head coach Chad Lunsford. “This year has been filled with adversity and this bowl game is a reward for our players, staff and fans. To be given the opportunity to take on a great opponent in Liberty is something we won’t take lightly and we’re excited about the challenge. Special thanks go out to Alan Gooch, the Orlando Sports Foundation and all of the Cure Bowl staff for selecting us. They’ve made a great choice and I know all of Eagle Nation will descend upon Orlando as they did for our first two bowl games. GATA!”

The Cure Bowl will mark the fourth football meeting between GS and Liberty. The Eagles have won all three previous contests against Liberty, 48-11 in 1984 in the first game at Paulson Stadium in Statesboro, 7-6 in 1995 in Lynchburg, and 45-14 in 1996 back in Statesboro. The two schools have a future home-and-home on the books, 2025 in Statesboro and 2026 in Lynchburg. This will be the first bowl game for the Flames.

“We’re extremely honored to be chosen by the Orlando Sports Foundation to play in the Cure Bowl,” said Tom Kleinlein, Georgia Southern Director of Athletics. “We’re expecting a large crowd to take in the fun, enjoy the city of Orlando and cheer hard for the Eagles at the game. The Cure Bowl has had a positive impact on the local community, donating nearly 4 million dollars to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, and we are excited to play a football game that raises awareness for such an important cause.”

For more information on the bowl, visit the Cure Bowl website. www.curebowl.com

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