The AutoZone Liberty Bowl is an annual U.S. American college football bowl game played in late December or early January since 1959. Since 2004, the game has been sponsored by Memphis-based auto parts retailer AutoZone.
Since 1965, the game has been held at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium in Memphis, Tennessee. For its first five years, it was played in Philadelphia.
The SEC Championship Game refers to the game determining the Southeastern Conference's football season champion. The championship game pits the SEC Western Division champions against the Eastern Division champions in a game held after the regular season has been completed. Thus far, nine of the fourteen SEC members have played in the SEC Championship Game. Ole Miss and Texas A&M have yet to reach the game from the West. While Kentucky and Vanderbilt have yet to reach the game from the East. Missouri will represent the East in 2013 in their second year in the SEC. The Eastern division currently holds an 11–10 advantage in the game.
While 9 out of 14 SEC members have played in the game, only 6 have won, those being Georgia, Tennessee, and Florida of the Eastern Division, and Alabama, Auburn, and LSU of the Western Division.