Stadium: Liberty Bowl, Memphis, Tennessee
Payout: $1,437,500 per team
Former Names: N/A
Broadcasters: Mark Jones, Brock Huard
Sideline Reporter: Jessica Mendoza
Iowa State: Iowa State lost 5 of its last 7 games, going 3-6 in conference games. The Cyclones' 25.2 points per game ranked 84th nationally, but the Cyclones countered with a strong defense that gave up an average of just 23.3 points per game. Iowa State has not been to the Liberty Bowl since 1972, a 31-30 heartbreaking loss to Georgia Tech.
Tulsa: The Golden Hurricane won their first Conference USA title since 2005 by defeating Central Florida 33-27 in overtime. Tulsa is hoping for a different result than the last time they faced Iowa State: a 38-23 loss in the first game of the 2012 season. The Tulsa defensive front tallied the third-most sacks in the country. The Golden Hurricane are 11th nationally in rushing yards per game.
|Overall Record||6-6||Overall Record||10-3|
|Conference Record||3-6||Conference Record||7-1|
|Bowl Record||3-8||Bowl Record||8-10|
|Last Bowl Win||2009 Insight||Last Bowl Win||2010 Hawaii|
All Time Series: 2-0 Iowa State
Line: Iowa State by 1.5