Posted December 30, 2012 on
Photo Gallery of Mississippi State fans at the Jacksonville Landing in Jacksonville, Florida, December 30, 2012.
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STARKVILLE, Miss. -- Mississippi State women's basketball coach Vic Schaefer talked about pride and playing hard at halftime Friday night.
The Bulldogs got the message loud and clear. After a lackluster first half, MSU found a second gear in the second half, easily rolling past Northwestern State 65-49 at the Humphrey Coliseum.
While Northwestern is looking to snap its bowl-victory drought, the Mississippi State Bulldogs aims to earn their sixth-consecutive postseason triumph. The Gator Bowl matches two teams in search of an elusive victory, and entering with a businesslike mindset.
It’s the one blemish on an otherwise stellar résumé for Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald: The Wildcats are 0–4 in bowl games in his six-plus...
The Mississippi State Bulldogs (8-4) and the No. 20 Northwestern Wildcats (9-3) will play against each other in the Taxslayer.com Gator Bowl.
Kickoff: 12:00 pm EST
Television: ESPN 2
Line: Northerwestern is a1.5 point favorite against Mississippi State.
Over/under: 53.5 points
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Mississippi State fans were out in force at Monday's Gator Bowl Parade. Check out this fan and parade photo gallery.
The Game: Mississippi State (8-4, 4-4 SEC) meets #21-ranked Northwestern (9-3, 5-3 Big Ten) in the 2013 Taxslayer.com Gator Bowl. Kickoff at EverBank Field is noon eastern time for ESPN2 telecast. The MSU Network pre-game broadcast begins at 9:00am central.
Desoto Central (MS) High School 2015 catcher Austin Riley has committed to Mississippi State. He joins his cousin and high school teammate, Keegan James, as the two latest Mississippi State commitments.
Give the Bulldogs credit for saying the right things. Just ask Johnthan Banks if his team is serious about this Gator Bowl. “We wouldn’t want to let our team come down here as a team and embarrass ourselves. And we know how Coach is about coming back and having fun and not going to work. This is a business trip, we haven’t come here to party around. We came here to win a football game.”
ORLANDO, Fla. - Many schools are trying to turn Chris Jones away from Mississippi State, but he says all the right things to make the Bulldog Nation feel good about his commitment.