Jameon Lewis caught 9 passes for 220 yards against the Rice defense as Mississippi State handed the Owls a 44-7 loss on Tuesday at Liberty Bowl.
Mississippi State was a favorite by 7 points and came through with an ATS victory for bettors. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 50.5.
Dak Prescott completed 17 of 28 pass attempts for 283 yards for the Bulldogs in the win. He did not throw an interception in the game.
Charles Ross rushed for 28 yards for Rice, while Jawon Davis added 21 yards. Taylor McHargue threw for 84 yards for the Owls, while receivers Dennis Parks and Connor Cella had 38 and 19 yards respectively.
Mississippi State outgained Rice 533-145 yards in the game, while the battle of first downs was won 27-7 by the Bulldogs.
The time of possession battle favored Mississippi State as their offense was on the field for 35:18, longer than the 24:42 of their opponents.