The Liberty Bowl (also known as the AutoZone Liberty Bowl) is an annual U.S. American college football bowl game played in late December or early January since 1959. Since 1965, the game has been held at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium in Memphis, Tennessee. For its first five years, it was played in Philadelphia. Since 2004, the game has been sponsored by Memphis-based auto parts retailer AutoZone. Because of the scheduling of the bowl game near the end of the calendar year, no game was played during calendar years 2008 or 2015; and, two games were played in calendar year 2010.
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The 1970 Liberty Bowl, part of the 1970 bowl game season, took place on December 12, 1970, at Memphis Memorial Stadium in Memphis, Tennessee. The competing teams were the Tulane Green Wave, competing as an independent and the Colorado Buffaloes, representing the Big Eight Conference (Big 8). Tulane won the game 17–3. It would be the last Liberty Bowl to be played on a Saturday until 1978, when another Big 8 representative, Missouri was involved.
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In an early defensive struggle, Tulane threatened to score first after Rick Kingrea intercepted a Paul Arendt pass an returned it to the Colorado six-yard line. Four plays later the Green Wave scored first on a 19-yard Lee Gibson field goal. Colorado evened the score 3–3 in the second quarter on a 32-yard David Haney field goal to cap a 15-play, 63-yard drive. In the second half the Green Wave scored touchdowns on a pair of David Abercrombie runs to win the game 17–3. For his 124 yards rushing and two touchdowns, Abercrombie was named the game's Most Valuable Player.
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