Mike Leach, Mississippi State hammered on social media after blowout loss to Texas Tech in Liberty Bowl
Mississippi State was humbled in the Liberty Bowl on Tuesday, falling 34-7 to Texas Tech to see their season end at 7-6. The SEC remains winless in Bowl Season as it falls to 0-4.
Will Rogers connected with Rara Thomas for a touchdown early in the 2nd quarter as the Bulldogs found themselves down 10-0, and also broke Dak Prescott’s record for most offensive yards in a single season.
But it was basically all Red Raiders outside of that. They ran for 246 yards—the most the Bulldogs have given up on the ground this season—while outgaining them 512-334 as a late MSU garbage time drive made the final count a little more respectable.
The Bulldogs also turned the ball over 3 times, one coming on a muffed punt to set up a Texas Tech field goal just before the half. Rogers’ final passing yardage total was 285, his lowest of the year.
It was a woeful performance for Leach and the Bulldogs against the program he led for 10 seasons in the early 2000s before his firing. While he certainly had much to say leading up to the contest, the Red Raiders let their play on the field speak for themselves.
And there was plenty of reaction on Twitter during the latter stages of the contest:
Mississippi State knew the game was tonight, right? #LibertyBowl
— Jacob Hester (@JacobHester18) December 29, 2021
Texas Tech owns Mike Leach. Forever and always
— Chandler (@Chandler__23) December 29, 2021
Since 2012, Mike Leach is 3-5 in bowl games and 1-9 vs. his school's main rival.
— Coach Allyn McKeen (@AllynMcKeen) December 29, 2021
Who is Mike Leach going to blame for this beat down?
2. Players he recruited?
He damned sure won’t take any of the blame.
— SoonerAtty (@SoonerAtty) December 29, 2021
Mike Leach: 2 years, 11-13, 0-2 in the Egg Bowl.
Joe Moorhead: 2 years, 14-12, 2-0 in the Egg Bowl.
— Cyrus Smith (@CoolCyWrites) December 29, 2021
Mike Leach dragged Tech’s name through the mud in every single pre-game press conference before getting destroyed by them. Oh the irony #WreckEm
— Nick Coppola (@Nick_Coppola__) December 29, 2021
Texas Tech is up by 27 points in the fourth quarter and just pinned Mississippi State on the 1. Just incredibly savage I love it
— Noah Garfinkel (@noahgarf) December 29, 2021
Going to be honest here. Tonight was the worst performance I have seen since the South Alabama loss in 2016. Not a great way to end the year. Next year could be brutal. A lot on the line for Mike’s career at Mississippi State.
— Left Field Lounger (@LFLatMSU) December 29, 2021
Mike Leach’s performance has just proved why he’ll never take Mississippi State to new heights. On a good day he’s Dan Mullen and on a bad day…we’ll he’s Mike Leach. I knew it after the Kylie Hill incident. Will Rogers got his work cut out for him. #Hailstate #missstate #SEC
— Midnight Sports Today (@MNSToday) December 29, 2021