Iowa State on Sunday accepted an invitation to play in the Liberty Bowl against Conference USA champion Tulsa December 31st in Memphis.
Tulsa (10-3) earned its bid Saturday by defeating UCF 33-27 in overtime. The Cyclones (6-6) won four of their first five games this season, but went 2-5 since. ISU will be playing in the Liberty Bowl for the first time since 1972 when it lost 31-30 to Georgia Tech.
When the teams met back on September 1st, Iowa State beat Tulsa 38-23 in Ames. The Cyclones' Steele Jantz threw two touchdown passes and Shontrelle Johnson rushed for 120 yards.