Iowa State Headed to Liberty Bowl - ABC5 News Des Moines, IA

Iowa State Headed to Liberty Bowl

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Joey Donia

jdonia@myabc5.com

 

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- Conference USA champion Tulsa will get another shot at Iowa State when the teams meet in the Liberty Bowl.

The Cyclones accepted the bid to the Dec. 31 game on Sunday. Tulsa (10-3) earned its Liberty Bowl bid Saturday by defeating UCF 33-27 in overtime.

Iowa State (6-6) won four of its first five games this season, but the Cyclones have gone 2-5 since. The Cyclones will be playing in the Liberty Bowl for the first time since 1972, when they lost 31-30 to Georgia Tech.

When the teams met back on Sept. 1, Iowa State beat Tulsa 38-23 in Ames. The Cyclones' Steele Jantz threw two touchdown passes and Shontrelle Johnson rushed for 120 yards.

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