Thursday, January 10, 2008

Mississippi State-UCF

the Liberty Bowl
Saturday, December 29th, 4:30pm
Memphis, Tennessee
Mississippi State
(10-3)_____Conf USA____266.42
WeekOpponentoPtsRes, ScoreWeekOpponentoPtsRes, Score
3@ Auburn294.68W, 19-148Tulsa164.04W, 44-23
9@ Kentucky208.61W, 31-1414Tulsa164.04W, 44-25
11Alabama183.77W, 17-129@ Southern Mississippi53.31W, 34-17
13Mississippi-39.22W, 17-141@ North Carolina State34.24W, 25-23
2@ Tulane-144.98W, 38-174Memphis21.53W, 56-20
6Alabama-Birmingham-232.53W, 30-1313Texas-El Paso-110.58W, 36-20
4Gardner-Webb-W, 31-1510Marshall-158.83W, 47-13
1Louisiana State460.13L, 0-455Louisiana-Lafayette-210.36W, 37-19
8@ West Virginia364.93L, 13-3811@ Alabama-Birmingham-232.53W, 45-31
7Tennessee349.37L, 21-3312@ Southern Methodist-292.91W, 49-20
12Arkansas294.50L, 31-457@ South Florida316.42L, 12-64
5@ South Carolina163.22L, 21-383Texas275.96L, 32-35
6@ East Carolina89.72L, 38-52

It's been a solid year for the Bulldogs, and even more so for the Golden Knights. Neither team has a real bad loss (UCF's to East Carolina might have looked bad in the middle of the season, but those Pirates just beat up on 10-2 Boise State). Mississippi State has the edge in wins, beating Auburn & Kentucky.

UCF is on a streak, not having lost since week 7.

The Line: Mississippi State +3

The Story: Can Kevin Smith break the season rushing record? If he does, the Knights should have the game easily in hand. If the Bulldogs can slow him down, their experience should help them keep it close.

The Call: UCF by 7

The Result: Mississippi State 10-3 = You can't help but feel good for Sylvester Croom & the Bulldogs. Not the most exciting game, as most of theirs have been this season, but they got the job done.

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