In the Liberty Bowl it will be the Mississippi St Bulldogs out of the SEC conference squaring off with the Rice Owls from Conference USA in the Liberty Bowl from NCAA college football action for New Year’s Eve December 31st. The Owls and Bulldogs get it going from Memphis Tennessee at 4PM Eastern Time over ESPN TV. Check out the college football bowl odds at Top Bet sportsbook.
The college football odds from this game have the SEC squad Mississippi St Bulldogs favored by -7 points with a total lined at 49 ½ points. Those who play on Mississippi St on the money line will lay -280 odds with the return on Rice Owls at +230 odds on the money line.
Just like when the Mississippi Rebels defeated the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets by 8 points on Monday this game looks like a class mismatch. Mississippi St may have played the toughest schedule in college football this year. In none conference play the Bulldogs traveled to Oklahoma St and played host to a good MAC team in Bowling Green. In the SEC conference play the Bulldogs met Auburn, LSU, South Carolina, Ole Miss, Texas A&M and Alabama. Mississippi St enters the Liberty Bowl with two straight wins as the club wins at Arkansas and wins at home to Mississippi. Mississippi St put up some impressive numbers defensively against hard competition. They finished the regular season ranked 33rd overall in defense as they give up 366 yards per game. They held opponents to 24 points per game ranking 40th best. Those are outstanding accomplishments when you see who they played this season. The team averaged 426 yards per game which is also an outstanding achievement based on their schedule. The strength of scheduled is very wide between Rice and Mississippi St. Rice played in a down Conference USA conference that included wins against UTEP, Louisiana Tech, UAB, Tulane, Texas San Antonio, Florida Atlantic and in non-conference against New Mexico St. Despite those weak teams on the Rice schedule there were a mid-pack offense averaging 425 yards per game and were 51th in the nation in scoring by averaging 31 points a game. There is too much class difference between SEC and Conference USA in this contest.
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