Liberty Bowl

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The Liberty Bowl is an annual college football game played in December of each year since 1959. The bowl game was played in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania until 1963. The 1964 game was played in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Since 1965, the game has made its home in Memphis, Tennessee in Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium. As of 1997, the regular season champion of Conference USA has served as the host team. Since 1998, the opponent for the C-USA champion has been the Mountain West Conference champion. The Liberty Bowl was sponsored by AXA Financial and was known as the AXA Liberty Bowl from 1997 to 2003. As of 2004, the game is sponsored by auto parts retailer AutoZone, and is called the AutoZone Liberty Bowl.

The game was the first Bowl to be played indoors -- on a shortened field in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

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Boise State & Louisville face off in 2004 Liberty Bowl in Memphis, Tennessee

Previous results

Date Played Winning Team Losing Team
December 19, 1959 Penn State 7 Alabama 0
December 20, 1960 Penn State 41 Oregon 12
December 16, 1961 Syracuse 15 Miami 14
December 15, 1962 Oregon State 6 Villanova 0
December 21, 1963 Mississippi State 16 NC State 12
December 19, 1964 Utah 32 West Virginia 6
December 18, 1965 Mississippi 13 Auburn 7
December 10, 1966 Miami 14 Virginia Tech 7
December 16, 1967 NC State 14 Georgia 7
December 14, 1968 Mississippi 34 Virginia Tech 17
December 13, 1969 Colorado 47 Alabama 33
December 12, 1970 Tulane 17 Colorado 3
December 20, 1971 Tennessee 14 Arkansas 13
December 18, 1972 Georgia Tech 31 Iowa State 30
December 17, 1973 NC State 31 Kansas 18
December 16, 1974 Tennessee 7 Maryland 3
December 22, 1975 Southern Cal 20 Texas A&M 0
December 20, 1976 Alabama 36 UCLA 6
December 19, 1977 Nebraska 21 North Carolina 17
December 23, 1978 Missouri 20 LSU 15
December 22, 1979 Penn State 9 Tulane 6
December 27, 1980 Purdue 28 Missouri 25
December 30, 1981 Ohio State 31 Navy 28
December 29, 1982 Alabama 21 Illinois 15
December 29, 1983 Notre Dame 19 Boston College 18
December 27, 1984 Auburn 21 Arkansas 15
December 27, 1985 Baylor 21 LSU 7
December 29, 1986 Tennessee 21 Minnesota 14
December 29, 1987 Georgia 20 Arkansas 17
December 28, 1988 Indiana 34 South Carolina 10
December 29, 1989 Mississippi 42 Air Force 29
December 27, 1990 Air Force 23 Ohio State 11
December 29, 1991 Air Force 38 Mississippi State 15
December 31, 1992 Mississippi 13 Air Force 0
December 28, 1993 Louisville 18 Michigan State 7
December 31, 1994 Illinois 30 East Carolina 0
December 30, 1995 East Carolina 19 Stanford 13
December 27, 1996 Syracuse 30 Houston 17
December 31, 1997 Southern Miss 41 Pittsburgh 7
December 31, 1998 Tulane 41 BYU 27
December 31, 1999 Southern Miss 23 Colorado State 17
December 29, 2000 Colorado State 22 Louisville 17
December 31, 2001 Louisville 28 BYU 10
December 31, 2002 TCU 25 Colorado State 3
December 31, 2003 Utah 17 Southern Miss 0
December 31, 2004 1 Louisville 44 Boise State 40
December 31, 2005

Notes

  1. Mountain West Conference champion Utah was released from its contractual obligation to the Liberty Bowl after earning a Bowl Championship Series berth in 2004. Western Athletic Conference champion Boise State took Utah's place.

See Also

List of college bowl games

External link

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