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CFB World Reacts To Mississippi State's Awful Bowl Game Performance

Mississippi State head coach Mike Leach.

FAYETTEVILLE, ARKANSAS - NOVEMBER 6: Head Coach Mike Leach of the Mississippi State Bulldogs on the sidelines during a game against the Arkansas Razorbacks at Donald W. Reynolds Stadium on November 6, 2021 in Fayetteville, Arkansas. The Razorbacks defeated the Bulldogs 31-28. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)

Heading into this evening's Liberty Bowl matchup against the Texas Tech Red Raiders, Mississippi State was favored by 10 points. But now with the final whistle blown, the Bulldogs' final score indicates an embarrassing 34-7 loss.

Mike Leach's program turned over the ball three times -- including two lost fumbles and one interception. The Bulldogs were also out-gained by a significant margin, specifically on the running game. The SEC squad gave up 260 yards of rushing offense (512 total) to their measly 54 yards rushing.

Mississippi State's performance tonight garnered quite a bit of negative attention from the college football world.

This was head coach Mike Leach's first time facing off against Texas Tech since the program fired him back in 2009. Earlier this month, he released some comments that gave this matchup some extra flare.

"They still owe me for 2009, the last time they won nine games, so maybe they'll deliver the check," Leach said, per ESPN. "So we'll see what happens [at the Liberty Bowl]."

Leach and his squad were clearly unable to back up their talk. After a 7-5 regular-season record, the Bulldogs will now end their 2021 campaign with a disappointing postseason loss.

The SEC is now 0-4 to start this year's bowl season.