MSU defense gang-tackles UCF running back Kevin Smith.
Avery Hannibal tackles UCF quarterback Kyle Israel.
MSU's defensive speed hems in Kevin Smith. No. 36 Jamon Hughes has him by the back of his jersey while Jimmie Holmes prepares to finish him off.
Kevin Smith being pursued by Marcus Washington.
QB Wesley Carroll sets up MSU's TD with a keeper.
Tony Burks, prior to this headlong plunge torward the endzone, had stepped out of bounds a few yards earlier.
Anthony Dixon scores the game-winning - and only - TD of the game.
A victorious Sylvester Croom waves his appreciation to the MSU fans.
Liberty Bowl trophy. (The words on the tape around the players wrist are Focus, Faith.)
Derek Pegues earns the Liberty Bowl's Most Valuable Player award.
Anthony Dixon earns MSU's Liberty Bowl Outstanding Offensive Player of the game.
Dezmond Sherrod earns MSU's Liberty Bowl Scholar-Athlete Award.
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