MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - 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.
Mississippi State (7-6) wrapped up its fourth straight winning season and prevented Rice (10-4) from winning bowl games in back-to-back years for the first time. By accounting for five touchdowns, Prescott set a Liberty Bowl record.
After falling behind 7-0, the Bulldogs scored touchdowns on four consecutive possessions.
Mississippi State s Jameon Lewis caught nine passes for 220 yards to break the Liberty Bowl receiving record held by Houston s Vincent Marshall, who had 201 yards in a 44-36 loss to South Carolina in 2006. Lewis also set the school single-game record.
Prescott was 17 of 28 for 283 yards and also ran for 78 yards on 14 carries.