Wednesday was officially the last day of the 2015 season for Mississippi State, and even though that itself might be disappointing, the way the Bulldogs ended the year was anything but.
Mississippi State captured the Belk Bowl trophy with a 51-28 win over NC State, sending the team’s seniors out in style. Here’s everything you need to know from the day.
Here are four things to know:
- Dak Prescott played his final game as a Bulldog, and it couldn’t hardly have gone any better. The senior threw for 380 yards and four touchdowns and was named the MVP of the game. After the game, Prescott reflected on his time in Starkville.
- Before the game, Prescott appeared in front of fans one more time, in a makeshift Dawg Walk as the team left the hotel and headed toward Bank of America stadium.
- Prior to Dan Mullen, Mississippi State had never been to four bowl games in a row. Wednesday, in the team’s sixth straight bowl appearance, Mullen and the Bulldogs picked up another postseason win for the program. Here’s what the coach had to say after the game.
- Mississippi State forced a turnover on the first play from scrimmage, but it wasn’t until later in the first quarter when another Bulldog interception became a highlight.
Other Mississippi State news from around the Internet
- Bulldogs fans flocked to a certain bar in Charlotte, N.C., where the Belk Bowl was being held, and the reason is somewhat obvious (SportingNews.com, Ron Clements).
- In the final few games of the season, Mississippi State’s defense was far away the Bulldogs’ weak point. Wednesday, it was indubitably a strength (ClarionLedger.com, Michael Bonner).
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