WELCOME BOWL EVENTS GEORGIA TCU HONORS BOWL HISTORY SPECIAL THANKS Kansas State got on the board first as Winston Dimel scored from 10 yards out, to cap off a four-play, 27-yard drive. Arkansas answered back with a six-play, 72-yard drive that ended with a 20-yard touchdown scamper from Alex Collins. On the very next drive, a 36-yard field goal by Matthew McCrane momentarily put the Wildcats in front 10-7, midway through the first quarter. On the ensuing kickoff, Alex Collins returned the ball 68 yards to the Kansas State 24 yard line. Moments later, Jared Cornelius scored from 13 yards out on an end-around to finish off a three play 24-yard drive, bringing the score to 14-10 in favor of the Razorbacks at the end of first quarter. The second quarter continued what was a recurring theme in the 57th AutoZone Liberty Bowl, a heavy dosage of Alex Collins. Collins capped off an eight-play, 64-yard Razorback drive with a powerful 13-yard run to make it a two-possession game. The Wildcats and Razorbacks exchanged field goals to end the half, bringing the score to 24-13 in favor of the Razorbacks. During halftime, country music sensation and military veteran Craig Morgan performed before the sellout crowd with high school marching bands from across the country. Morgan was also joined by 2015 Miss AutoZone Liberty Bowl, Rachel Jernigan, and kids from St. Jude Children’s Research 58th AutoZone Liberty Bowl | 175 Hospital®. The second half began with a 48-yard touchdown strike from Kody Cook to Winston Dimel to bring the Wildcats to within three, but the Razorback offense proved to be too explosive. The Arkansas offense would find the end zone three more times, while the stifling Razorback defense held Kansas State to just a field goal. Razorback Running Back Alex Collins’ scintillating performance earned him the game’s Most Valuable Player Award. Collins’ 185 rushing yards placed him third all-time in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl’s storied 57-year history. With the 45- 23 victory, the Razorbacks notched their sixth win in their final seven games of the 2015 season, third consecutive bowl win, and solidified the longest bowl winning streak in program history. In addition to a sellout crowd of 61,136, the 57th AutoZone Liberty Bowl was watch by an ESPN national television audience of more than seven million viewers.
2016 Liberty Bowl
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