Friday, December 30, 2016

Bilo's Quick St. Petersburg Bowl Recap

Mississippi State 17, Miami (Ohio) 16

Mississippi State picked up a blocked FG late in the game, and scored the only 3 points put on the board in the 4th quarter to twice erase a 9 point deficit in a one point win over Miami U. Miami had a 6 game win streak snapped in the loss.
QB Nick Fitzgerald scored both MSU TDs in the game, as he passed for 136 yards and rushed for 132 on the day. Gus Ragland passed for 253 yards for Miami, and passed for 2 TDs, while he also added 51 yards rushing.
Mississippi State and Miami both finished with 6-7 records on the season.
The Bulldogs blocked both a FG and an XP to seal the win.
Miami picked up 433 yards of offense, while MSU rolled up just 335 in the win.
Both teams combined for just 5 penalties.
Miami's Tony Reid racked up 14 tackles, while TE Ryan Smith caught 7 passes for 72 yards in the loss.
Nelson Adams blocked a FG with 0:05 left to seal the win for Mississippi State.

2017 Openers: Charleston Southern at Mississippi State (9/2); Miami (Ohio) at Marshall (9/2)

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