2014 Liberty Bowl

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2014 AutoZone Liberty Bowl
56th Liberty Bowl
1234 Total
Texas A&M 1414170 45
West Virginia 20737 37
DateDecember 29, 2014
Season2014
StadiumLiberty Bowl Memorial Stadium
LocationMemphis, Tennessee
MVPTexas A&M QB Kyle Allen[1]
FavoriteWest Virginia by 3[2]
RefereeWalter Davenport[3] (ACC)
Halftime showBig & Rich[4]
Attendance51,282[3]
United States TV coverage
NetworkESPN/ESPN Radio
AnnouncersClay Matvick, Anthony Becht, & Dawn Davenport (ESPN)
Mark Neely, Ray Bentley, & Niki Noto (ESPN Radio)
Liberty Bowl
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The 2014 Liberty Bowl was an American college football bowl game played on December 29, 2014 at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium in Memphis, Tennessee. The 56th edition of the Liberty Bowl, it featured the Texas A&M Aggies of the Southeastern Conference and the West Virginia Mountaineers of the Big 12 Conference. It began at 1:00 p.m. CST and aired on ESPN. It was one of the 2014–15 bowl games that concludes the 2014 FBS football season. Sponsored by automobile parts and accessories store AutoZone, it is officially known as the AutoZone Liberty Bowl.

Teams[edit]

This was the first meeting between these two teams. This was the 2nd Liberty Bowl appearance for both schools, Texas A&M's first was in 1975 and West Virginia's was in 1964. This was the first for Texas A&M as a member of the SEC and the first for West Virginia as a member of the Big 12.

Texas A&M[edit]

West Virginia[edit]

Game summary[edit]

Scoring summary[edit]

Scoring summary
Quarter Time Drive Team Scoring information Score
Plays Yards TOP TA&M WVU
1 11:55 1 44 0:09 TA&M Josh Reynolds 44-yard touchdown reception from Kyle Allen, Josh Lambo kick good 7 0
1 7:49 10 56 4:06 WVU 32-yard field goal by Josh Lambert 7 3
1 5:12 5 58 1:32 WVU Mario Alford 45-yard touchdown reception from Skyler Howard, Josh Lambert kick good 7 10
1 4:54 WVU Interception returned 35 yards for touchdown by K. J. Dillon, Josh Lambert kick good 7 17
1 1:28 11 89 3:26 TA&M Trey Williams 40-yard touchdown reception from Kyle Allen, Josh Lambo kick good 14 17
1 0:00 6 66 1:28 WVU 40-yard field goal by Josh Lambert 14 20
2 12:35 6 60 2:25 TA&M Malcome Kennedy 11-yard touchdown reception from Kyle Allen, Josh Lambo kick good 21 20
2 11:56 2 52 0:39 WVU Kevin White 49-yard touchdown reception from Skyler Howard, Josh Lambert kick good 21 27
2 0:53 12 90 3:24 TA&M Kyle Allen 14-yard touchdown run, Josh Lambo kick good 28 27
3 11:33 7 57 2:27 TA&M 26-yard field goal by Josh Lambo 31 27
3 7:44 6 54 2:46 TA&M Trey Williams 18-yard touchdown run, Josh Lambo kick good 38 27
3 5:10 10 62 2:34 WVU 31-yard field goal by Josh Lambert 38 30
3 0:22 11 73 4:48 TA&M Malcome Kennedy 9-yard touchdown reception from Kyle Allen, Josh Lambo kick good 45 30
4 2:32 9 91 1:47 WVU Elijah Wellman 4-yard touchdown reception from Skyler Howard, Josh Lambert kick good 45 37
"TOP" = time of possession. For other American football terms, see Glossary of American football. 45 37

Source:[3]

Statistics[edit]

Statistics[3] TA&M WVU
First downs 28 21
Plays–yards 83–529 71–472
Rushes–yards 48–235 32–126
Passing yards 294 346
Passing: Comp–Att–Int 22–35–1 20–45–0
Time of possession 33:38 26:22

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tarpley, Jeff (December 29, 2014). "Allen, Alaka, Carson Named Auto Zone Liberty Bowl MVPs". tamu.247sports.com. Retrieved December 30, 2014.
  2. ^ Odds
  3. ^ a b c d Stats, StatBroadcast®
  4. ^ Dukes, Billy (November 30, 2014). "Big & Rich to Play AutoZone Liberty Bowl Halftime Show". tasteofcountry.com. Townsquare Media. Retrieved December 30, 2014.