Posted January 01, 2013 on AP on Fox
Mississippi State quarterback Tyler Russell walked out of the locker room and headed straight for the bus. He refused to stop and didn't utter a word. There really was nothing to say after the worst game of his career. The junior threw four interceptions in a 34-20 loss to No. 21 Northwestern in the Gator Bowl on Tuesday. The Wildcats (10-3) ended a 64-year postseason drought, earning their first bowl win since the 1949 Rose Bowl. Russell certainly helped Northwestern snap a nine-game bowl losing streak. He had one interception returned for a touchdown on the third play of the game, threw two passes that were picked inside Northwestern's 15-yard line and essentially sealed the game with his fourth of the day. ''Guys are going to have off days,'' coach Dan Mullen said. ''Here's the great thing: He had an off day and there were still some opportunities there for us in the fourth quarter to go win the game. So great learning moment for young guy...
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