2007 Liberty Bowl

The 2007 Liberty Bowl was a college football postseason bowl game played on December 29, 2007, at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium in Memphis, Tennessee. The 49th edition of the Liberty Bowl matched the University of Central Florida (UCF) Knights, winners of the Conference USA Championship for the first time in school history, and the Mississippi State University (MSU) Bulldogs, in their first bowl game under head coach Sylvester Croom. With sponsorship from AutoZone, the game was officially the AutoZone Liberty Bowl. Mississippi State free safety Derek Pegues intercepted two passes as part of an outstanding overall defensive effort by the Bulldogs on his way to earning MVP honors. The Bulldogs emerged victorious by a score of 10–3.

2007 AutoZone Liberty Bowl
49th Liberty Bowl
1234 Total
UCF 0300 3
Mississippi State 0307 10
DateDecember 29, 2007
Season2007
StadiumLiberty Bowl Memorial Stadium
LocationMemphis, Tennessee
MVPDerek Pegues (FS, Mississippi State)
FavoriteUCF by 3[1]
National anthemKallen Esperian
RefereeSun Belt officiating crew
Halftime showTaylor Hicks
Attendance63,816[2]
PayoutUS$1.7 million per team[3]
United States TV coverage
NetworkESPN
AnnouncersTerry Gannon, David Norrie
Liberty Bowl
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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ World Features Syndicate via Long Beach Press-Telegram, Dec. 23, 2007
  2. ^ USATODAY.com
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007-08-03. Retrieved 2009-09-19.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)