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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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Scoreboard
Local
3rd
CAR 2
WAS 0
 
3rd
BOS 64
CHA 73
 
4th
IND 76
CLE 70
 
4th
PHI 69
WAS 63
 
3rd
BOS 64
CHA 73
 
3rd
TOR 35
GSW 69
 
3rd
DET 56
NYK 52
 
3rd
ATL 63
ORL 58
 
2nd
HOU 53
BRK 57
 
2nd
MEM 37
LAC 35
 
2nd
NOP 54
MIA 54
 
2nd
CHI 51
MIN 44
 
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DEN
UTA
10:00pm Tonight
SAC
SAN
10:30pm Tonight
LAL
MIL
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POR
OKC
Final
QUIN 73
SIENA 63
 
Final
CORN 57
HARV 49
 
2nd
CAN 67
FAIR 60
 
2nd
IONA 71
MAN 65
 
Final
BRO 75
PENN 69
 
Final
YALE 81
PRIN 60
 
2nd
MAR 65
PETE 62
 
Half
CLMB 38
DART 40
 
2nd
AKR 27
OHIO 23
 
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CLST
VALPO
 
3rd
NJD 2
BOS 2
 
3rd
NYI 1
CAL 0
 
3rd
CAR 2
WAS 0
 
2nd
TAM 1
CHI 0
 
1st
DAL 0
COL 0
 
10:00pm Tonight
ANA
LOS