Who Is Playing In The Liberty Bowl: Iowa State Cyclones vs. The Memphis Tigers
When Is The Liberty Bowl: Saturday December 30th at 11:30am CT
What Network: ABC
Where: Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium, Memphis Tennessee
The Journey To The Liberty Bowl
Iowa state: Iowa State has pulled off one of it’s best seasons since their last bowl appearance in 2012 when they lost to Tusla. This team has made a complete turn around coming from a (3-9) record in their previous 2016 season, to (7-5) this year. As far as defense is concerned, Iowa has one of the most resilient in the league leading the team to two victories against undefeated teams. The end of the season did not go as well. Iowa State lost 3 of the 4 of their games to end the season by a combined 12 points.
Memphis: Memphis is headed for their fourth Bowl game appearance, since the 2014 season. Memphis has held one of the most dominant offenses this season. Their only two losses of the season were dealt to them by Central Florida, who was The only undefeated team in the nation. Memphis was able to clinch a rematch with UCF in the AAC title game by seizing the AAC West Division. Though it was deemed one of the best games of the year, UCF defeated Memphis in a (62-55) with 2OT. That lead Memphis to a bowl at their home stadium.
Why You Should Watch
The last time Iowa State played in a bowl was in 2012. Bowl appearances have not been a regular thing for Iowa state. Winning them is even more rare with their last bowl win in 2009. This bowl win will be a great accomplishment for the Iowa State football program.
Memphis has had a tougher time winning bowl games. The Tigers were blown out in their last two bowl appearances in the 2016 Boca Raton Bowl to WKU. Additinoally they lost the 2015 Birmingham Bowl to Auburn. If they can pull it off, a win over Iowa State will be big time.
Both Teams are fun to watch. The Memphis offense has had back and forth shootouts with teams all year, with their only loss coming from UCF. Memphis has proven to be a top tier team. Iowa State has been scraping and fighting for wins all season.They have shown to have enough guts to beat most teams favored against them. Case in point, they have handed losses to two previously undefeated teams this season.
How To Watch The Liberty Bowl Online
Tomorrow at 11:30 am CT, the Liberty Bowl will be live on ABC. If you don’t have a cable subscription, you will need to find a way to watch Liberty Bowl online, luckily for you we’ve got you covered.
Hulu Live is very popular among cord-cutters. Hulu Live offers more than 55 channels at a price of $39.99/month. ABC in a part of the deal along with other networks. In addition to this, you get access to the full Hulu on-demand library.
Hulu also offers a free 1-week free trial if you want to try it out to see if this service fits for you.
PlayStation Vue offers different price packages with different numbers of channels. ABC is in the entry-level “Access” package at $39.99/month. It is one of the more costly packages. You can always try the free trial to make sure ABC is in your region.
Don’t forget about good old fashioned antennas. You can still get network channels over the air with an antenna. You can even save your shows using select DVR boxes.