Former Utah QB Returns For Liberty Flames Against BYU Cougars
SALT LAKE CITY – Former Utah Utes and current Liberty quarterback Charlie Brewer returned to action during the Flames’ game against the BYU Cougars.
The Flames hosted the Cougars at Williams Stadium in Lynchburg, Virginia on Saturday, October 22.
Brewer returned to the field for the first time since suffering a broken hand during Liberty’s season opener.
During Liberty’s first offensive possession against BYU, Brewer entered the game at quarterback. Brewer and the Flames ended the drive with a field goal to take a 3-0 lead over the Cougars. On the possession, Brewer had two carries for zero yards.
Charlie Brewer also expected to play some today pic.twitter.com/gKAvpaFLAQ
— A Sea of Red (@ASeaofRed) October 22, 2022
Liberty QB Charlie Brewer
The former Ute began the season as the Flames’ starting quarterback. Brewer fractured his hand on September 3.
Brewer, who won Utah’s QB1 job to start the 2021 season, earned the right to start the Flames’ season opener against Southern Mississippi.
Last season, Brewer started the season and led the Utes to a 1-2 record before getting replaced by Cam Rising. During his time at Utah, Brewer threw for 484 yards, three touchdowns, and three interceptions. Shortly after losing his job, Brewer left the Utes’ program. Utah went on to winning the Pac-12 Conference and earning a spot in the Rose Bowl Game. The Utes finished the season with a 10-4 record. In December 2021, Brewer committed to Liberty.
The former Utah QB suffered the injury only minutes into his first game with his new team. https://t.co/el4rhVMqDR
— KSL Sports (@kslsports) September 4, 2022
Brewer has played at Baylor, Utah, and Liberty since starting his college career in 2017. He’s thrown for a total of 10,202 yards, 68 touchdowns, and 31 interceptions with a 63.4 completion rate.
BYU vs. Liberty
A game that is important for both teams for different reasons.
BYU is facing much scrutiny for how poorly the defense played last week. After losing two winnable games, will they get their season back on track?
For Liberty, today’s game is a Super Bowl for the Flames. They are walking into the vision once set by Jerry Falwell Sr. 50 years ago when he established the university in Lynchburg, Virginia.
BYU is 4-3 overall on the season, while Liberty is already bowl-eligible with a 6-1 record.
— Mitch Harper (@Mitch_Harper) October 22, 2022
- Third time in BYU football history that the Cougars are playing a game in Virginia (2000 & 2013 at Virginia).
- BYU leads the all-time series against Liberty, 1-0. The previous meeting was in 2019 in Provo (BYU 31, Liberty 24)
- ESPN’s Rece Davis picked Liberty as his “Superdog” pick against BYU.
- Beautiful weather conditions are expected at Williams Stadium. The forecast calls for a high of 71 degrees and sunny.
- Today is Liberty’s first-ever sold-out home football game.
- Both teams are playing out their final seasons as FBS Independents. For BYU, the Cougars are moving on to the Big 12 Conference. While Liberty will begin play in Conference USA next season.