Desoto County Sports

AutoZone Liberty Bowl date set

The 64th Annual AutoZone Liberty Bowl will be played Wednesday, December 28 at 4:30 p.m. CST and will be televised on ESPN.

For the second consecutive year, the AutoZone Liberty Bowl will have a late afternoon/early evening kickoff time. The AutoZone Liberty Bowl is the 7th oldest bowl game in America and has a long history of delivering exciting games and excellent television viewership.

“There will be no other football on television during this time slot, so it’s a terrific opportunity for the AutoZone Liberty Bowl to showcase two outstanding universities from the SEC and Big 12, the Memphis community and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital to a national audience,” said Steve Ehrhart, Executive Director of the AutoZone Liberty Bowl. “The AutoZone Liberty Bowl is thrilled to play our game in this prime television window as part of ESPN’s bowl game lineup.”

About the AutoZone Liberty Bowl:                                                                                                              

  • The AutoZone Liberty Bowl was founded in 1959.
  • 64 different universities have participated in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl.
  • The AutoZone Liberty Bowl’s 64-year history has featured many of college football’s most outstanding coaches and players: Bear Bryant, Steve Spurrier, Urban Meyer, Dan Mullen, Kirby Smart, Mike Gundy and Heisman Trophy winners Ernie Davis, Terry Baker, Doug Flutie and Bo Jackson. As well as recent star players such as A. J. Green, Dak Prescott, Anthony Miller and Drew Lock.

Tickets for the 64th AutoZone Liberty Bowl are available by calling the AutoZone Liberty Bowl at (901) 795-7700 or go to

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