Bowl Breakdown: Liberty
In his fourth year at Mississippi State,
Even though the team made dramatic overall improvements in '07, the offense continued to struggle. Mississippi State averaged just 305.33 yards, worse than 111 schools. The Bulldogs' best offensive producer is RB
Mississippi State's defense has been Jekyll and Hyde this season. In the Bulldogs seven wins, no opponent scored more than 17 points (averaging 14.14). But in Mississippi State's five losses, opponents averaged 39.8 points. Defensive end
The Knights feature the best player you've never heard of: RB
Much like Mississippi State, UCF has been up-and-down defensively. But the Knights are coming off back-to-back stellar performances. In UCF's final regular season game, the Knights held
Even though Smith is putting together one of the greatest seasons ever for a college running back, he wasn't even seriously considered for any national awards. UCF's schedule definitely didn't help his cause -- the Knights played nine rushing defenses ranked in the bottom quarter of the nation. Regardless, Mississippi State ranks just 65th in rushing defense. Here's to guessing Smith sets the all-time mark.