WELCOME BOWL EVENTS MISSOURI OKLAHOMA STATE HONORS BOWL HISTORY SPECIAL THANKS
1981 1985 1991
1991 – In front of a record crowd
of 61,497 fans, Air Force upset the
Mississippi State Bulldogs, 38-15.
Falcon QB Rob Perez earned MVP
honors for the second year in a
row, becoming the only player in
AutoZone Liberty Bowl history to earn
the honor twice.
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1982 – The nation tuned in to see
the final game in the storied career of
Alabama head coach Bear Bryant. The
Crimson Tide used seven interceptions
– three by MVP Jeremiah Castille – to
defeat Illinois 21-15 in front of an
AutoZone Liberty Bowl-record crowd of
1983 – Doug Flutie
earned MVP honors
after passing for 287
yards and three TDs.
However, a failed twopoint
1984 – Behind an MVP
performance by Bo
Jackson, No. 16 Auburn
21-15. Jackson rushed
18 times for 90 yards
including a 39-yard TD
run in the fourth quarter.
1985 – Baylor QB and game
MVP Cody Carlson led the Bears
to a 21-7 upset victory over the
No. 12-ranked LSU Tigers. The
Bears used a balanced offensive
attack to outgain the Tigers by
nearly 300 yards.
1986 – Three TD passes
from MVP Jeff Francis
lifted Johnny Majors and
the Tennessee Vols past
1987 – John Kasay’s 39-yard field goal
as time expired propelled No. 15 Georgia
to a 20-17 victory over Arkansas. Down
17-7 heading into the fourth quarter, Vince
Dooley’s Bulldogs rallied to score 13 points
to defeat Ken Hatfield and the Hogs.
attempt by Boston
College allowed Notre
Dame to escape with the
1981 – No. 15 Ohio State slipped
by Navy 31-28 behind the running of
tailback Eddie Myers. Myers earned
MVP honors after rushing for 117
yards on 30 carries.
1988 – Indiana QB and game MVP Dave Schnell
threw for 378 yards and two scores to lead the
Hoosiers past the South Carolina Gamecocks, 34-
10. Indiana dominated the game on both sides
of the ball, outgaining the Gamecocks 575-153.
1989 – Inspired by injured teammate Chuckie
Mullins, the Ole Miss Rebels trumped the Air
Force Falcons, 42-29. Rebels RB Randy Baldwin
earned MVP honors after rushing for 177 yards
and a score.
1990 – No. 24 Ohio State fell behind in the second quarter and never recovered as Fisher
DeBerry and Air Force shocked the Buckeyes 23-11. Falcon QB Rob Perez was named MVP after
rushing for 94 yards and 2 TDs.