After finishing the overall season 6-6, the TCU Horned Frogs are headed to the Liberty Bowl in Memphis, Tennessee on Dec. 30. Their opponent will be the Georgia Bulldogs and game time is set for 11:00 a.m. CST.
"We are very appreciative of the AutoZone Liberty Bowl on our selection,” TCU head coach Gary Patterson said. "It’s exciting to be making our 17th bowl trip in 19 seasons. We have a great history with Memphis and the Liberty Bowl. In 2002, it was the site of our first bowl win as a staff. Being able to play a quality opponent in Georgia makes it a very attractive game for us and the TCU community. Bowls are a great reward for our players, and we’re looking forward to utilizing the game as a springboard for our offseason program, spring practice and next year.”
Under Patterson, the Horned Frogs are 2-2 versus SEC opponents. In addition to the victory over Ole Miss, TCU defeated Vanderbilt 30-14 in 2003 before dropping a 37-27 decision to No. 12 LSU in the 2013 season opener. TCU had a 41-38 double-overtime loss to Arkansas earlier this season.
"We can’t wait to get to Memphis,” TCU director of intercollegiate athletics Chris Del Conte said. "We are very appreciative of the AutoZone Liberty Bowl for the invitation. We know our TCU Horned Frogs Family will be well represented in Memphis. It's a very exciting opportunity for our football program to face Georgia in a tradition-rich game like the AutoZone Liberty Bowl, where Coach Patterson earned his first bowl win."
Georgia ended the season 7-5, winning three of their final four games in head coach Kirby Smart's first season. Their best win of the season came against Auburn, 13-7.
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