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Liberty Bowl

Games: 55 (1959-2013)

First Game: December 19, 1959 (Penn State 7, Alabama 0)
Last Game: December 31, 2013 (Mississippi State vs. Rice)

Most Points: 47 (Colorado in 1969)
Fewest Points: 0 (6 times)
Largest Margin: +37 (Mississippi State over Rice in 2013)

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54 Games

Year Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Attendance MVP Sponsor
2012 Dec 31, 2012 Mon Tulsa 31 Iowa State 17 53,687 RB Trey Watts (Tulsa) AutoZone
2011 Dec 31, 2011 Sat Cincinnati 31 Vanderbilt 24 57,103 RB Isaiah Pead (Cincinnati) AutoZone
2010 Dec 31, 2010 Fri Central Florida 10 Georgia 6 51,231 RB Latavius Murray (Central Florida) AutoZone
2009 Jan 2, 2010 Sat Arkansas 20 East Carolina 17 62,742 QB Ryan Mallett (Arkansas) AutoZone
2008 Jan 2, 2009 Fri Kentucky 25 East Carolina 19 56,125 DL Ventrell Jenkins (Kentucky) AutoZone
2007 Dec 29, 2007 Sat Mississippi State 10 Central Florida 3 63,816 DB Derek Pegues (Mississippi State) AutoZone
2006 Dec 29, 2006 Fri South Carolina 44 Houston 36 56,103 QB Blake Mitchell (South Carolina) AutoZone
2005 Dec 31, 2005 Sat Tulsa 31 Fresno State 24 54,894 QB Paul Smith (Tulsa) AutoZone
2004 Dec 31, 2004 Fri Louisville 44 Boise State 40 58,355 QB Stefan LeFors (Louisville) AutoZone
2003 Dec 31, 2003 Wed Utah 17 Southern Mississippi 0 55,989 RB Brandon Warfield (Utah) AXA Financial
2002 Dec 31, 2002 Tue Texas Christian 17 Colorado State 3 55,207 WR LaTarence Dunbar (Texas Christian) AXA Financial
2001 Dec 31, 2001 Mon Louisville 28 Brigham Young 10 58,968 QB Dave Ragone (Louisville) AXA Financial
2000 Dec 29, 2000 Fri Colorado State 22 Louisville 17 58,302 RB Cecil Sapp (Colorado State) AXA Financial
1999 Dec 31, 1999 Fri Southern Mississippi 23 Colorado State 17 54,866 DL Adalius Thomas (Southern Mississippi) AXA Financial
1998 Dec 31, 1998 Thu Tulane 41 Brigham Young 27 52,192 QB Shaun King (Tulane) AXA Financial
1997 Dec 31, 1997 Wed Southern Mississippi 41 Pittsburgh 7 50,209 WR Sherrod Gideon (Southern Mississippi) AXA Financial
1996 Dec 27, 1996 Fri Syracuse 30 Houston 17 49,163 RB Malcolm Thomas (Syracuse)
1995 Dec 30, 1995 Sat East Carolina 19 Stanford 13 47,398 K Chad Holcomb (East Carolina)
1994 Dec 31, 1994 Sat Illinois 30 East Carolina 0 33,280 QB Johnny Johnson (Illinois)
1993 Dec 28, 1993 Tue Louisville 18 Michigan State 7 21,097 QB Jeff Brohm (Louisville)
1992 Dec 31, 1992 Thu Mississippi 13 Air Force 0 32,107 LB Cassius Ware (Mississippi)
1991 Dec 29, 1991 Sun Air Force 38 Mississippi State 15 61,497 QB Rob Perez (Air Force)
1990 Dec 27, 1990 Thu Air Force 23 Ohio State 11 13,144 QB Rob Perez (Air Force)
1989 Dec 28, 1989 Thu Mississippi 42 Air Force 29 60,128 RB Randy Baldwin (Mississippi)
1988 Dec 28, 1988 Wed Indiana 34 South Carolina 10 39,210 QB Dave Schnell (Indiana)
1987 Dec 29, 1987 Tue Georgia 20 Arkansas 17 53,249 QB Greg Thomas (Arkansas)
1986 Dec 29, 1986 Mon Tennessee 21 Minnesota 14 51,327 QB Jeff Francis (Tennessee)
1985 Dec 27, 1985 Fri Baylor 21 Louisiana State 7 40,186 QB Cody Carlson (Baylor)
1984 Dec 27, 1984 Thu Auburn 21 Arkansas 15 50,108 RB Bo Jackson (Auburn)
1983 Dec 29, 1983 Thu Notre Dame 19 Boston College 18 38,229 QB Doug Flutie (Boston College)
1982 Dec 29, 1982 Wed Alabama 21 Illinois 15 54,123 DB Jeremiah Castille (Alabama)
1981 Dec 30, 1981 Wed Ohio State 31 Navy 28 43,216 RB Eddie Myers (Navy)
1980 Dec 27, 1980 Sat Purdue 28 Missouri 25 53,667 QB Mark Herrmann (Purdue)
1979 Dec 22, 1979 Sat Penn State 9 Tulane 6 50,021 QB Roch Hontas (Tulane)
1978 Dec 23, 1978 Sat Missouri 20 Louisiana State 15 53,064 RB James Wilder (Missouri)
1977 Dec 19, 1977 Mon Nebraska 21 North Carolina 17 49,456 QB Matt Kupec (North Carolina)
1976 Dec 20, 1976 Mon Alabama 36 UCLA 6 52,736 LB Barry Krauss (Alabama)
1975 Dec 22, 1975 Mon Southern California 20 Texas A&M 0 52,129 RB Ricky Bell (Southern California)
1974 Dec 16, 1974 Mon Tennessee 7 Maryland 3 51,284 DL Randy White (Maryland)
1973 Dec 17, 1973 Mon North Carolina State 31 Kansas 18 50,011 RB Stan Fritts (North Carolina State)
1972 Dec 18, 1972 Mon Georgia Tech 31 Iowa State 30 50,021 QB Jim Stevens (Georgia Tech)
1971 Dec 20, 1971 Mon Tennessee 14 Arkansas 13 51,410 QB Joe Ferguson (Arkansas)
1970 Dec 12, 1970 Sat Tulane 17 Colorado 3 44,640 RB Dave Abercrombie (Tulane)
1969 Dec 13, 1969 Sat Colorado 47 Alabama 33 50,042 RB Bobby Anderson (Colorado)
1968 Dec 14, 1968 Sat Mississippi 34 Virginia Tech 17 46,206 RB Steve Hindman (Mississippi)
1967 Dec 16, 1967 Sat North Carolina State 14 Georgia 7 35,045 QB Jim Donnan (North Carolina State)
1966 Dec 10, 1966 Sat Miami (FL) 14 Virginia Tech 7 39,101 WR Jimmy Cox (Miami (FL))
1965 Dec 18, 1965 Sat Mississippi 13 Auburn 7 38,607 RB Tom Bryan (Auburn)
1964 Dec 19, 1964 Sat Utah 32 West Virginia 6 6,059 QB Ernest Allen (Utah)
1963 Dec 21, 1963 Sat Mississippi State 16 North Carolina State 12 8,309 RB Ode Burrell (Mississippi State)
1962 Dec 15, 1962 Sat Oregon State 6 Villanova 0 17,048 QB Terry Baker (Oregon State)
1961 Dec 16, 1961 Sat Syracuse 15 Miami (FL) 14 15,712 RB Ernie Davis (Syracuse)
1960 Dec 17, 1960 Sat Penn State 41 Oregon 12 16,624 RB Dick Hoak (Penn State)
1959 Dec 19, 1959 Sat Penn State 7 Alabama 0 36,211 OL Jay Huffman (Penn State)