Anthony Dixon scored on a 1-yard run with 1:54 remaining, Derek
Pegues had two interceptions and Mississippi State kept Central
Florida's Kevin Smith from breaking the single-season rushing
record in a 10-3 victory at the Liberty Bowl today.
In a game featuring anemic offenses and 17 punts, the Bulldogs
kept Central Florida out of the end zone and held Smith to 119
yards. The junior finished 61 yards shy of Barry Sanders'
single-season record of 2,628 yards set for Oklahoma State in 1988.
It was the lowest scoring Liberty Bowl since Penn State beat
Tulane 9-6 in 1979.
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