There will be many bowl games that happen this holiday season that will see two teams play that don’t have the best records. The Liberty Bowl in Memphis may have a classic example of that but also will feature two very hot teams at the end of the season. The 6-6 Kansas State Wildcats will face the 7-5 Arkansas Razorbacks at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium on January 2 with both teams riding strong finishes to their regular seasons.
Kansas State won their final three games to get back to the .500 mark including a 24-23 win over West Virginia to end the regular season. Joe Hubener has passed for a team-high 1,837 yards, nine touchdowns and nine interceptions this year. Deante Burton leads the pass game with 477 receiving yards on 34 catches with four touchdowns while Charles Jones has 656 rushing yards and five touchdowns on the ground. Can the Wildcats overcome the fact that they give up over 100 yards a game more than they accomplish on offense on average per game?
Arkansas won their season finale 28-3 over Missouri to get their seventh win of the year. Brandon Allen leads the Razorbacks passing attack with 3,125 yards through the air, 29 touchdowns and seven interceptions. Drew Morgan has 55 catches, 751 yards, ten touchdowns to lead the Arkansas receivers while Alex Collins has 1,392 rushing yards and 17 touchdowns. Arkansas averages 35.2 points and 456.8 yards per game. The Kansas State defense has struggled all season. Will the Razorbacks just run away with this game and leave the Wildcats in the dust?
What time is the Liberty Bowl?
The Liberty Bowl will begin at 3:20 p.m. Eastern.
What date and channel will the Liberty Bowl be on?
The Liberty Bowl will be played on Saturday, January 2 and can be seen on ESPN.