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Iowa State, Tulsa meet again in Liberty Bowl after facing off in regular-season opener

  • Michael Parker hangs one of dozens of American flags around the top of Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium Friday, Dec. 28, 2012, in Memphis, Tenn., as crews prepare the stadium for the Liberty Bowl NCAA college football game between the Iowa State and Tulsa on New Year's Eve. (AP Photo/The Commercial Appeal, Brandon Dill)

    Michael Parker hangs one of dozens of American flags around the top of Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium Friday, Dec. 28, 2012, in Memphis, Tenn., as crews prepare the stadium for the Liberty Bowl NCAA college football game between the Iowa State and Tulsa on New Year's Eve. (AP Photo/The Commercial Appeal, Brandon Dill)  (The Associated Press)

  • St. Jude patient Johnah Sahr, lower right, 4, dishes out a powerful fist bump to Iowa State strong safety Jared Brackens as he gets an autographed poster from the team  Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012, in Memphis, Tenn. Team members from both Iowa State and Tulsa, who are scheduled to meet in the NCAA college football Liberty Bowl, on Monday, toured St. Jude and met with patients Thursday.  (AP Photo/The Commercial Appeal, Mike Brown)

    St. Jude patient Johnah Sahr, lower right, 4, dishes out a powerful fist bump to Iowa State strong safety Jared Brackens as he gets an autographed poster from the team Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012, in Memphis, Tenn. Team members from both Iowa State and Tulsa, who are scheduled to meet in the NCAA college football Liberty Bowl, on Monday, toured St. Jude and met with patients Thursday. (AP Photo/The Commercial Appeal, Mike Brown)  (The Associated Press)

  • Michael Parker hangs one of dozens of American flags around the top of Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium Friday, Dec. 28, 2012, in Memphis, Tenn., as crews prepare the stadium for the Liberty Bowl NCAA college football game between the Iowa State and Tulsa on New Year's Eve. (AP Photo/The Commercial Appeal, Brandon Dill)

    Michael Parker hangs one of dozens of American flags around the top of Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium Friday, Dec. 28, 2012, in Memphis, Tenn., as crews prepare the stadium for the Liberty Bowl NCAA college football game between the Iowa State and Tulsa on New Year's Eve. (AP Photo/The Commercial Appeal, Brandon Dill)  (The Associated Press)

Iowa State and Tulsa don't necessarily think of their Liberty Bowl showdown as a rematch, even though they already faced each other Sept. 1 in the season opener for both teams.

So much has changed since Iowa State's 38-23 victory over Tulsa that both teams feel as though they'll be facing an entirely new opponent Monday in a game sponsored by AutoZone.

Iowa State quarterback Steele Jantz threw two touchdown passes and ran for a third score in the regular-season victory over Tulsa. He has since lost his job to redshirt freshman Sam Richardson.

Injuries will prevent Iowa State running back Shontrelle Johnson and linebacker Jake Knott from playing in the rematch. Johnson rushed for 120 yards and Knott had a team-high 11 tackles against Tulsa in September.