Liberty Bowl set for afternoon kick New Year’s Eve

The Liberty Bowl in Memphis is staying on New Year’s Eve, and

the 54th annual game will kick off in the afternoon.

The bowl announced details Monday with a 3:30 p.m. EST kickoff

televised by ESPN.

This will be the 13th time the Liberty Bowl has been played on

Dec. 31 and the 11th in the last 16 years.

The Liberty Bowl is the seventh oldest bowl game, and the last

eight games have been tight with an average five-point margin of

victory.