MS State faces Rice today in the Liberty Bowl - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Bulldogs beat Rice 44-7 to win the Liberty Bowl

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.

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

  • More Local NewsNewsMore>>

  • LDWF: Two Sulphur men illegally trapped more than 60 alligator snapping turtles

    LDWF: Two Sulphur men illegally trapped more than 60 alligator snapping turtles

    Tuesday, August 22 2017 4:20 PM EDT2017-08-22 20:20:47 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    Two Sulphur men have been arrested for illegally capturing more than 60 large alligator snapping turtles in Texas and bringing them back into Louisiana.  Rickey Simon and Travis Leger, both of Sulphur, and Jason Leckelt of Oklahoma, have pleaded guilty to charges of conspiracy to violate the Lacey Act by trafficking alligator snapping turtles into Louisiana. Simon and Leger would allegedly catch the large turtles during fishing...

    More >>

    Two Sulphur men have been arrested for illegally capturing more than 60 large alligator snapping turtles in Texas and bringing them back into Louisiana.  Rickey Simon and Travis Leger, both of Sulphur, and Jason Leckelt of Oklahoma, have pleaded guilty to charges of conspiracy to violate the Lacey Act by trafficking alligator snapping turtles into Louisiana. Simon and Leger would allegedly catch the large turtles during fishing...

    More >>
  • Truancy policy not new for Calcasieu Parish

    Truancy policy not new for Calcasieu Parish

    Tuesday, August 22 2017 1:45 PM EDT2017-08-22 17:45:44 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    Many parents were upset after reading a pink paper sent home by schools in Calcasieu Parish describing sanctions for parents in regards to students having unexcused school absences.

    More >>

    Many parents were upset after reading a pink paper sent home by schools in Calcasieu Parish describing sanctions for parents in regards to students having unexcused school absences.

    More >>
  • SURVEILLANCE PHOTOS: CPSO searching for ID theft suspect

    SURVEILLANCE PHOTOS: CPSO searching for ID theft suspect

    Tuesday, August 22 2017 1:15 PM EDT2017-08-22 17:15:18 GMT
    Suspect spotted at an ATM in Lake Charles.Suspect spotted at an ATM in Lake Charles.

    The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office is searching for a suspect wanted in connection to an identity theft incident in Lake Charles. 

    More >>

    The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office is searching for a suspect wanted in connection to an identity theft incident in Lake Charles. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly