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Mississippi State Gears Up for Liberty Bowl

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Tis' the season for bowling for Mississippi State - the Bulldogs take on Rice in the Liberty Bowl on Tuesday.

Tomorrow's game marks the fourth straight bowl appearance for MSU, who comes in already bearing experience in games with high stakes.

With their backs against the wall at 5-6, the Bulldogs shocked Ole Miss in last month's Egg Bowl and earned their bowl eligibility with that 17-10 overtime thriller.

Now less than 24 hours separate State from its most important game of the year.

"This one means a lot," says MSU sophomore quarterback Dak Prescott. "It's probably the most meaningful bowl game so far in my career, and it's definitely meaningful for this team as much as this team has been through all year. For us to come back to win those last two games and be able to be bowl eligible and get our Egg Bowl back, this is a big one for us."

"Great game to be involved in," says MSU head football coach Dan Mullen. "I know we're ready to get back out there on the field and try to run off some of this Christmas joy that we ingested over the last several days."

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