Fabulous 50: Liberty Bowl Victory


Trophy from NC State's Liberty Bowl victory on 1 Jan. 1968.

On 1 January 1968, NC State’s football team won the Liberty Bowl.  This was the team’s first bowl game victory.

NC State's "White Shoes" defense in the 1967 Liberty Bowl. NC State ranked No. 3 by the end of the 1967 season, with 8 wins, 3 losses, and 1 tie.  The team was known for its "White Shoes Defense," holding opponents to less than 9 points per game.   Prominent in the defense was Dennis Byrd, two-time All American. 

See the 5 January 1968 Technician for more information about the game.