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NCAA Bowl Game Matchup -- AutoZone Liberty Bowl

Rice Owls (10-3) vs. Mississippi State Bulldogs (6-6)
Date: Tuesday, December 31st
Kickoff: 4 p.m. (et)
Site: Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium (61,008) -- Memphis, Tennessee
Surface: FieldTurf
Annual: 55th
Projected Payout Per Team: $1,437,500
Television: ESPN
Announcers: Bob Wischusen, Rod Gilmore and Quint Kessenich
Home Record: Rice 6-1; Miss State 5-2
Away Record: Rice 4-2; Miss State 1-4
Current Win/Loss Streak: Rice 4W; Miss State 2W
Las Vegas Line: Miss State 7 (Total, 50.5)
All-Time Series: Miss State (1-0)
Last Meeting: October 11, 1975 (Miss State, 28-14 at Houston, TX)
Series Streak: Miss State won the only previous meeting.
Bowl Records: Rice (6-4)
Miss State (9-7 -- 2-1 in Liberty Bowl)
2013 National Rankings: Rice - Unranked
Miss State - Unranked
Coaches: Rice - David Bailiff (40-47 at Rice)
(Career Record, 61-62)
Miss State - Dan Mullen (35-28 at Miss State)
(Career Record, Same as above)

Season Schedule/Results
Rice Owls
Aug 31 - L at Texas A&M, 31-52
Sep 7 - Open
Sep 14 - W vs. Kansas, 23-14
Sep 21 - L vs. Houston, 26-31
Sep 28 - W vs. Fla Atlantic, 18-14
Oct 5 - W at Tulsa, 30-27 OT
Oct 12 - W at TX-San Antonio, 27-21
Oct 19 - W at New Mexico St, 45-19
Oct 26 - W vs. Texas-El Paso, 45-7
Oct 31 - L at North Texas, 16-28
Nov 9 - Open
Nov 16 - W vs. Louisiana Tech, 52-14
Nov 21 - W at UAB, 37-34 OT
Nov 30 - W vs. Tulane, 17-13
Dec 7 - W vs. Marshall, 41-24
Dec 14 - Open
Dec 31 - vs. Miss State, 4:00 PM (Liberty Bowl)
Mississippi State Bulldogs
Aug 31 - L at Oklahoma State, 3-21
Sep 7 - W vs. Alcorn State, 51-7
Sep 14 - L at Auburn, 20-24
Sep 21 - W vs. Troy, 62-7
Sep 28 - Open
Oct 5 - L vs. LSU, 26-59
Oct 12 - W vs. Bowling Green, 21-20
Oct 19 - Open
Oct 24 - W vs. Kentucky, 28-22
Nov 2 - L at So Carolina, 16-34
Nov 9 - L at Texas A&M, 41-51
Nov 16 - L vs. Alabama, 7-20
Nov 23 - W at Arkansas, 24-17 OT
Nov 28 - W vs. Ole Miss, 17-10 OT
Dec 7 - Open
Dec 14 - Open
Dec 31 - vs. Rice, 4:00 PM (Liberty Bowl)

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