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MEMPHIS, Tenn. Ââ€“ Bulldogs arenâ€™t known for eating rice, but for the Mississippi State Bulldogs, thatâ€™s what they had Tuesday afternoon.
MSU rolled to an easy 44-7 victory over the Owls of Rice in the 55th AutoZone Liberty Bowl at Liberty Bowl Stadium on New Yearâ€™s Eve.
â€śIâ€™m really proud of our guys, (and) how they played (Tuesday),â€ť MSU head coach Dan Mullen said. â€śComing into a bowl game after a long layoff, we have to come out on fire, we have to play at a very, very high level and we have to execute at a very high level.â€ť
MSU finished the season with a 7-5 record, which is its fourth-straight winning season. The Owls, who won Conference USA, finished with a 10-4 record.
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