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2009 Auto Zone Liberty Bowl

2009 Liberty Bowl East Carolina vs. Kentucky Preview

Kentucky lost six of its final eight games, but still earned a bowl berth. God bless the bowl system for finding place for a team that lost 63-5 against Florida. The fans at the Liberty Bowl will watch the East Carolina Pirates and the Kentucky Wildcats clash January 2.

Oddsmakers currently have the Pirates listed as 3-point favorites versus the Wildcats, while the game’s total is sitting at 41. 

East Carolina is  9-4 SU, 5-8 ATS and Kentucky is 6-6 SU, 4-7 ATS 

The Liberty Bowl is a college football bowl game played in December of each year from 1959 to 2007. The Liberty Bowl following the 2008 regular season will be held on January 2, 2009.

For the 2008-2009 bowl season the Liberty Bowl will be played on January 2, 2009, marking the first time that the game will be played in January.

The University of Kentucky will play East Carolina University in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl’s Golden Anniversary game, January 2, 2009 at 4 p.m. (Central Time). The game will be televised by ESPN.

Kentucky (6-6) will be making its first appearance in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl. Memphis-area resident and starting defensive end Jeremy Jarmon leads the Wildcats’ defensive unit. The bowl trip to Memphis marks a return trip to the AutoZone Liberty Bowl for Kentucky head coach Rich Brooks, who played in the game for Oregon State in 1962.

East Carolina (9-4) will be making its third appearance in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl. The Pirates earned their spot in the game after winning the Conference USA championship. East Carolina played in the 1994 (vs. Illinois) and 1995 AutoZone Liberty Bowl games, defeating Stanford in the 1995 game 19-13.

Betting Trends:

East Carolina is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
East Carolina is 3-8 ATS in its last 11 games
Kentucky is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
Kentucky is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games

Jan 02

SEC vs. C-USA
Memphis, TN
Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium
ESPN 2:00 P.M.
ECU vs. Kentucky
http://www.libertybowl.org

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