The AutoZone Liberty Bowl in Memphis, Tenn., it is, for the Iowa State Cyclones — 40 years after the Johnny Majors-coached Cyclones lost a 31-30 thriller to Georgia Tech there.
“The reward of college football is the postseason,” ISU coach Paul Rhoads said. “And when I got the chance to share (the news) with our players they were elated beyond words.”
And talk about history: The foe will be Conference USA champion Tulsa.
The same Golden Hurricane (10-3) that ISU beat 38-23 to open the season.
The same Tulsa team the Cyclones (6-6) are scheduled to face in week three of next season.
“That’s a lot of competition against one team,” Rhoads said. “It will be new ground.”
What do you think of the choice? Are you looking forward to seeing Iowa State face Tulsa Dec. 31?