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Written by Richard Martin   
Thursday, 06 December 2012 15:48

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – The Iowa State Cyclones will square off against the Tulsa Golden Hurricane in the 54th AutoZone Liberty Bowl at 2:30 p.m. Dec. 31 at the Liberty Bowl Stadium. The game will be televised by ESPN.

“This is a wonderful opportunity to host a representative team from the Big 12 Conference, one of the most powerful and prestigious conferences in the country,” said Steve Ehrhart, executive director of the AutoZone Liberty Bowl.

Iowa State will be marking the 40th anniversary of its first and only appearance in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl in 1972. The Cyclones played Georgia Tech in the 1972 game and were coached by Johnny Majors.

This will be Tulsa’s second trip to the AutoZone Liberty Bowl. The Golden Hurricane defeated Fresno State in the 2005 game 31-24. Tulsa earned its spot in this year’s AutoZone Liberty Bowl with a 33-27 overtime win over UCF in the C-USA Championship game.

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