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2016 Liberty Bowl

SPECIAL THANKS BOWL HISTORY HONORS TCU GEORGIA BOWL EVENTS WELCOME 1972 – A failed two-point conversion attempt in the fourth quarter by Iowa State allowed Georgia Tech to escape with a 31-30 victory. Tech QB Jim Stevens, starting the first game of his career, was named MVP after passing for three touchdowns. 1970 1975 1980 1976 – Appearing in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl for the third time in his career, Bear Bryant led No. 16 Alabama to a 36-6 win over No. 7 UCLA. For the first time in the Bowl’s history, a defensive player was named MVP, as the Crimson Tide’s Barry Krauss earned the honor. 168 | 58th AutoZone Liberty Bowl 1973 – An up-and-coming head coach named Lou Holtz guided No. 16 N.C. State to a 31-18 win over No. 19 Kansas. 1974 – Despite an MVP performance by Randy White, No. 10 Maryland fell to unranked Tennessee 7-3. 1978 – Depite being outgained, Kellen Winslow and No. 18 Missouri held on to a 17-point halftime lead to defeat LSU, 20-15. 1979 – Penn State converted a halfback pass late in the fourth quarter to set up the game-winning field goal, as the Nittany Lions downed Tulane 9-6. 1977 – Down 17-7 heading into the fourth quarter, Tom Osborne and the No. 12-ranked Nebraska Cornhuskers scored two TDs to defeat No. 14 North Carolina, 21-17. 1975 – In a matchup of heavyweights, MVP Ricky Bell led Southern Cal to a dominating 20-0 victory over No. 2-ranked Texas A&M in John McKay’s last game as head coach of the Trojans. 1970 – Tulane rushed for over 200 yards, 128 by MVP David Abercrombie, to upend Colorado 17-3. 1971 – In one of the more memorable games in AutoZone Liberty Bowl history, No. 9 Tennessee converted a controversial fourth-quarter Arkansas fumble into the gamewinning TD with less than two minutes remaining to defeat the No. 18 Razorbacks, 14-13. 1980 – In front of a sold-out crowd of 53,667 fans, Purdue’s record-setting QB Mark Herrmann earned MVP honors after tossing four touchdowns in the Boilermakers’ 28-25 win over Missouri.


2016 Liberty Bowl
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