First Downs        
Most Rushing   24   Colorado vs. Alabama, 1969
Most Passing   18   Illinois vs. Alabama, 1982
Most by Penalty   4   Alabama vs. Colorado, 1969
    4   Arkansas vs. Tennessee, 1971
Total   30   Ole Miss vs. Air Force, 1989
    30   Arkansas vs. Kansas State, 2015
Fewest Rushing   0   Tulane vs. Penn State, 1979
Fewest Passing   0   Ole Miss vs. Auburn, 1965
    0   Virginia Tech vs. Ole Miss, 1968
Fewest Total   8   Alabama vs. Penn State, 1959
         
Rushing        
Most Attempts   73   Penn State vs. Oregon, 1960
Most Yards Gained   473   Colorado vs. Alabama, 1969
Fewest Attempts   23   East Carolina vs. Illinois, 1995
Fewest Yards Gained   -8   Tulane vs. Penn State, 1979
         
Passing        
Most Attempts   58   Illinois vs. Alabama, 1982
Most Completions   35   Illinois vs. Alabama, 1982
Most Yards Gained   423   Illinois vs. Alabama, 1982
Percent Completed   82.4   Nebraska (14 of 17) vs. North Carolina, 1977
Fewest Attempts   2   Air Force vs. Mississippi State, 1991
Fewest Completions   1   Virginia Tech vs. Ole Miss, 1968
    1   Air Force vs. Ohio State, 1990
    1   Air Force vs. Mississippi State, 1991
Fewest Yards Gained   2   Virginia Tech vs. Ole Miss, 1968
         
Total Plays        
Most Rushing and Passing   91   Baylor vs. LSU, 1985
Total Offensive Yards   575   Indiana vs. South Carolina, 1988
Fewest Rushing and Passing   47   Alabama vs. Penn State, 1959
Fewest Total Offensive Yards   131   Alabama vs. Penn State, 1959
         
Interceptions        
Most Made by a Team   7   Alabama vs. Illinois, 1982
Most Int Return Yds   104   Tennessee vs. Arkansas, 1971
         
Points Scored        
Largest Margin of Victory   37   Mississippi State 44, Rice 7, 2013
Most Points in Game (team)   47   Colorado vs. Alabama, 1969
Most Points in Game (2 teams)   84   Louisville 44, Boise State 40, 2004
         
Most Points (quarter)   21   Penn State vs. Oregon, 1960
    21   Colorado vs. Alabama, 1969
    21   BYU vs. Tulane, 1998
    21   Boise State vs. Louisville, 2004
    21   Houston vs. South Carolina, 2006
         
Most Points (half)   31   Colorado vs. Alabama, 1969
    31   Boise State vs. Louisville, 2004
         
Most Touchdowns (game)   6   Ole Miss vs. Air Force, 1989
    6   Southern Miss vs. Pittsburgh, 1997
    6   Louisville vs. Boise State, 2004
    6   Penn State vs. Oregon, 1960
    6   Colorado vs. Alabama, 1969
    6   Mississippi State vs. Rice, 2013
    6   Texas A&M vs. West Virginia, 2014
    6   Arkansas vs. Kansas State, 2015
         
Most Field Goals (game)   4   East Carolina vs. Stanford, 1995
         
Fewest Points (game)   0   Alabama vs. Penn State, 1959
    0   Villanova vs. Oregon State, 1962
    0   Texas A&M vs. USC, 1975
    0   Air Force vs. Ole Miss, 1992
    0   East Carolina vs. Illinois, 1994
    0   Southern Miss vs. Utah, 2003
         
Fewest Points (two teams)   6   Oregon State 6 vs. Villanova 0, 1962
         
Attendance        
Largest Crowd   63,816   Mississippi State vs. UCF, 2007
Rushing        
Attempts   36   Cecil Sapp, Colorado Sate vs. Louisville, 2000
Yards Gained   254   Bob Anderson, Colorado vs. Alabama, 1969
Yards Lost   45   Alex Bowden, Auburn vs. Ole Miss, 1965
Net Yardage   254   Bob Anderson, Colorado vs. Alabama, 1969
Longest Run   99   Terry Baker, Oregon State vs. Villanova, 1962
 
Passing        
Attempts   55   Tony Eason, Illinois vs. Alabama, 1982
Completions   35   Tony Eason, Illinois vs. Alabama, 1982
Interceptions   4   Allen McCune, West Virginia vs. Utah, 1964
    4   Tony Eason, Illinois vs. Alabama, 1982
    4   Marcus Crandell, East Carolina vs. Illinois, 1994
Yards   423   Tony Eason, Illinois vs. Alabama, 1982
Longest Touchdown   89   Pete Gonzalez to Jake Hoffert, Pittsburgh vs. Southern Miss., 1997
Touchdown Passes   4   Mark Herrman, Purdue vs. Missouri, 1980
    4   Johnny Johnson, Illinois vs. East Carolina, 1994
    4   Blake Mitchell, South Carolina vs. Houston, 2006
    4   Kyle Allen, Texas A&M vs. West Virginia, 2014
 
Pass Receiving        
Most Receptions   10   Bobby Joe Edmonds, Arkansas vs. Auburn, 1984
    10   Deon Branch, Louisville vs. Colorado State, 2000
Most Yards Gained   220   Jameon Lewis, Miss. State vs. Rice, 2013
Touchdowns   3   Sherrod Gideon, Southern Miss vs. Pittsburgh, 1997
 
Total Offense        
Most Yards   413   Tony Eason, Illinois vs. Alabama, 1982
 
Interceptions        
Most Interceptions   3   Louis Campbell, Arkansas vs. Tennessee, 1971
    3   Jeremiah Castille, Alabama vs. Illinois, 1982
Total Yards   92   Andy Avalos, Boise State vs. Louisville, 2004
Longest Runback   92   Andy Avalos, Boise State vs. Louisville, 2004
 
Scoring        
Most Points   18   Bob Anderson, Colorado vs. Alabama, 1969
    18   Sherrod Gideon, Southern Miss vs. Pittsburgh, 1997
    18   Alex Singleton, Tulsa vs. Iowa State, 2012
    18   Alex Collins, Arkanas vs. Kansas State, 2015
Most Touchdowns   3   Bob Anderson, Colorado vs. Alabama, 1969
    3   Sherrod Gideon, Southern Miss vs. Pittsburgh, 1997
    3   Alex Singleton, Tulsa vs. Iowa State, 2012
    3   Alex Collins, Arkansas vs. Kansas State, 2015
Most Field Goals   4   Chad Holcomb, East Carolina vs. Stanford, 1995
Longest Field Goal   48   Tyler Jones, Boise State vs. Louisville, 2004
Most Extra Points   6   Dave Haney, Colorado vs. Alabama, 1969
    6   Greg Hogue, Ole Miss vs. Air Force, 1989
In 2017, the AutoZone Liberty Bowl celebrates 59 years of outstanding post-season college football action. AutoZone Liberty Bowl fans have welcomed legendary field generals and have witnessed unforgettable MVP performances by some of college football's finest athletes. We invite you to join in the festivities as these current gridiron heroes carry on what has become a time-honored Memphis and national tradition.

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Lawrence Taylor, 1977 North Carolina

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Kellen Winslow, 1980 Missouri

 

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Bo Jackson, 1984 MVP Auburn

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Antowain Smith, 1996 Houston

 

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Bear Bryant, 1959, 1969, 1976, 1982 Alabama

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Lou Holtz, 1973 NC State

 

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Tom Osborne, 1977 Nebraska

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Terry Baker, 1962 Oregon State

 

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Sherrod Gideon, 1997 MVP & 1999 Southern Miss

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Randy White, 1974 MVP Maryland

 

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Steve Spurrier, 2006 South Carolina

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Archie Manning, 1968 Ole Miss

 

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John Majors, 1986 Tennessee

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Donovan McNabb, 1996 Syracuse

 

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Doug Flutie, 1983 MVP Boston College

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Ernie Davis, 1961 Syracuse

 

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Shaun King, 1998 MVP Tulane

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Lavell Edwards, 1998 BYU

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1961 - ERNIE DAVIS rushed 30 times for 140 yards and ran a touchdown in to lead the Syracuse Orangemen over Miami in the Third Annual AutoZone Liberty Bowl. Earlier in the year, Davis became the first Syracuse player to ever receive the Heisman Trophy; more importantly, however, he was the first African-American to win the coveted award. His 2,386 career rushing yards broke the Syracuse record previously held by football great Jim Brown. Tragically, Ernie Davis died two years after graduating. He was a victim of leukemia, which ironically is a disease that St. Jude Children’s Hospital has made tremendous strides in treating.

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1962 - The AutoZone Liberty Bowl hosted its second Heisman Trophy winner in Oregon State’s TERRY BAKER. Baker led the Beavers to a 6-0 victory over Villanova. His 99-yard touchdown run in the 4th Annual AutoZone Liberty Bowlstill stands as the longest touchdown scamper in the games illustrious history. Baker still holds the school record for longest run from scrimmage and is 2nd all-time in total offense, 2nd all-time in passing, and 10th all-time in career rushing yards.

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1983 - DOUG FLUTIE, who would go on to win the Heisman the next year, completed 15 of 37passes for 287 yards and 3 touchdowns in a losing effort as his Boston College Eagles fell to the Notre Dame Fighting Irish 19-18. Flutie, who received the game’s Most Valuable Player award, holds records at Boston College in: career passing yards and career total offense. Flutie was a starting quarterback in the NFL for the Buffalo Bills and San Diego Chargers after a seven-year career in the Canadian Football League.

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1984 - Heisman Trophy winner-to-be BO JACKSON led his Auburn Tigers to a 21-15 victory over the Arkansas Razorbacks. Bo was named the games Most Valuable Player as he ran for 90 yards on 18 carries and 2 touchdowns. Jackson received the Heisman a year later and went on to be one of sport’s most popular athletes. His ability to break away from tacklers with the NFL’s Los Angeles Raiders was complemented by his ability to hit the home run ball. He made his professional baseball debut with Memphis’ AA Chicks and went on to play for both the Kansas City Royals and Chicago WhiteSox.

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