Team Stats

  • Total Yards

    • RICE 145
    • 533 MSST
  • Turnovers

    • RICE 1
    • 1 MSST
  • Possession

    RICE MSST
    35:18 24:42
  • 1st Downs

    • RICE 7
    • 27 MSST

Game Information

Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium
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Coverage: ESPN
  • Memphis, TN 38152
  • Line: MSST -7.5
Attendance: 57,846
12/31/2013 Associated Press

Mississippi State pounds Rice in Liberty Bowl

Dak Prescott threw three touchdown passes and ran for two more scores and Mississippi State trounced Rice 44-7 on Tuesday in the most one-sided Liberty Bowl victory in the game's 55-year history.

Scoring Summary

ESPN1234T
Rice70007
Mississippi State72014344
first QuarterRICEMSST
TD
6:41
Charles Ross rush for 1 yard for a TOUCHDOWN.
rice drive: 9 plays 45 yards, 04:05 rice td, 4:05
60
XP
6:41
Chris Boswell extra point GOOD.
rice drive: 9 plays 45 yards, 04:05 rice td, 4:05
70
TD
2:01
Dak Prescott pass complete to LaDarius Perkins for 10 yards for a TOUCHDOWN.
missstate drive: 10 plays 73 yards, 04:40 missstate td, 4:40
76
XP
2:01
Evan Sobiesk extra point GOOD.
missstate drive: 10 plays 73 yards, 04:40 missstate td, 4:40
77
second QuarterRICEMSST
TD
9:49
Ashton Shumpert rush for 1 yard for a TOUCHDOWN.
missstate drive: 10 plays 64 yards, 05:33 missstate td, 5:33
713
XP
9:49
Evan Sobiesk extra point GOOD.
missstate drive: 10 plays 64 yards, 05:33 missstate td, 5:33
714
TD
4:32
Dak Prescott pass complete to Malcolm Johnson for 13 yards for a TOUCHDOWN.
missstate drive: 7 plays 64 yards, 02:33 missstate td, 2:33
720
TD
0:10
Dak Prescott pass complete to Artimas Samuel for 4 yards for a TOUCHDOWN.
missstate drive: 5 plays 55 yards, 01:15 missstate td, 1:15
726
XP
0:10
Evan Sobiesk extra point GOOD.
missstate drive: 5 plays 55 yards, 01:15 missstate td, 1:15
727
third QuarterRICEMSST
TD
7:25
Dak Prescott rush for 5 yards for a TOUCHDOWN.
missstate drive: 5 plays 61 yards, 02:12 missstate td, 2:12
733
XP
7:25
Evan Sobiesk extra point GOOD.
missstate drive: 5 plays 61 yards, 02:12 missstate td, 2:12
734
TD
1:42
Dak Prescott rush for 11 yards for a TOUCHDOWN.
missstate drive: 4 plays 57 yards, 01:57 missstate td, 1:57
740
XP
1:42
Evan Sobiesk extra point GOOD.
missstate drive: 4 plays 57 yards, 01:57 missstate td, 1:57
741
fourth QuarterRICEMSST
FG
4:45
Taylor Earhart 20 yard field goal GOOD.
missstate drive: 6 plays 28 yards, 04:09 missstate fg, 4:09
744

Research Notes

  • With its 37-point win over Rice (44-7), Mississippi State had its 2nd-biggest margin of victory in a bowl game. The Bulldogs' biggest win in a bowl is their 38-point Gator Bowl win over Michigan in the 2010-11 season (52-14). With the exception of that win over Michigan, none of Mississippi State's previous 9 bowl wins had come by more than 12 points.

  • Jameon Lewis set the Liberty Bowl record and Mississippi State school record with 220 receiving yards in Tuesday's win over Rice.

  • Dak Prescott threw for 228 yards in the first half - that's the most yards he's thrown for in a half in his career (previous high: 207 in first half vs Troy earlier this season).His high for a game is 268 pass yards, earlier this season against Kentucky.Prescott threw for three touchdowns in the first half, already setting a career high for an entire game.

  • Charles Ross ran for his 15th touchdown of the season, snapping a tie with Trevor Cobb in 1991 for the most rushing touchdowns in a season in Rice history.

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