1979 Liberty Bowl

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1979 Liberty Bowl
1 2 3 4 Total
Penn State 0 6 0 3 9
Tulane 0 0 0 6 6
Date December 22, 1979
Season 1979
Stadium Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium
Location Memphis, Tennessee
Attendance 50,021
United States TV coverage
Network ABC
Announcers Keith Jackson, Ara Parseghian and Verne Lundquist
Liberty Bowl
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The 1979 Liberty Bowl, part of the 1979 bowl game season, took place on December 22, 1979, at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium in Memphis, Tennessee. The competing teams were the Tulane Green Wave and the Penn State Nittany Lions, each competing as a football independent. Penn State was victorious by a final score of 9–6.

Teams[edit]

Penn State[edit]

The 1979 Penn State squad finished the regular season with a record of 7–4 and losses against Texas A&M, Nebraska, Miami and Pittsburgh.[1] The appearance marked the third for Penn State in the Liberty Bowl, and the school's 18th overall bowl game.[2]

Tulane[edit]

The 1979 Tulane squad finished the regular season with a record of 9–2 and losses against Rice and West Virginia.[3] The appearance marked the second for Tulane in the Liberty Bowl, and the school's sixth overall bowl game.[4]

Game summary[edit]

Scoring summary
Quarter Time Drive Team Scoring information Score
Plays Yards TOP Penn State Tulane
2 Penn State 33-yard field goal by Herb Menhardt 3 0
2 Penn State 27-yard field goal by Herb Menhardt 6 0
4 Tulane 26-yard field goal by Ed Murray 6 3
4 Tulane 26-yard field goal by Ed Murray 6 6
4 Penn State 20-yard field goal by Herb Menhardt 9 6
"TOP" = time of possession. For other American football terms, see Glossary of American football. 9 6

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Game-by-Game under Joe Paterno (1966–2007)" (PDF). goPSUsports.com. Retrieved February 6, 2011. 
  2. ^ "College Football Data Warehouse: Penn State bowl games" (English). Retrieved February 6, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Year-By-Year Summaries (1970s)". Tulane Athletic Communications Office. Archived from the original on 29 December 2010. Retrieved February 6, 2011. 
  4. ^ "College Football Data Warehouse: Tulane bowl games" (English). Retrieved February 6, 2011.