On a national scale, the Liberty Bowl is just another opportunity to watch college football. For Iowa State, it's the difference between a winning season, and a losing one. Cyclones take the field in Memphis in what looks like a home game.
ISU up 3-0 when Jeremy Reeves picks Tulsa’s Cody Green, that's a touchdown. The Liberty Bowl looks like a Cyclone runaway, but it wasn't.
Tulsa answers with Alex Singleton with one of his three touchdowns on the day. Golden Hurricanes are within three.
Still first quarter, Cyclone freshman quarterback Sam Richardson with his 8th touchdown pass in three games. He hits a wide open Ernst Brun in stride.
Tulsa would dominate the line of scrimmage as the game wears on. Quarterback Green in for six....
Then Iowa State starts playing undisciplined football. Everything from missed tackles to personal foul penalties. On a crucial third down stop, Cleon Lang with a silly cheap shot. He hears it from his head coach.
This one will really sting. Tulsa beats a BCS level team for just the second time in 23 tries.
Iowa state 17 Tulsa 31 Final