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Mississippi State crushes Rice in Liberty Bowl

Memphis, TN (SportsNetwork.com) - Dak Prescott accounted for five touchdowns to lead the Mississippi State Bulldogs to a 44-7 victory over the Rice Owls in the Liberty Bowl.

Prescott completed 17-of-28 passes for 283 yards and three scores and carried the ball 14 times for 78 yards and two touchdowns. Jameon Lewis caught nine passes for 220 yards for the Bulldogs (7-6), who won their final three games.

Charles Ross rushed 10 times for 28 yards and a touchdown for Rice (11-4), which had a four-game win streak snapped. Taylor McHargue went 8-for-15 for 84 yards.

12/31 19:31:08 ET