Sunday, December 30, 2012

2013 Gator Bowl Preview

Date: January 1, 2013 12:00 PM ET
Stadium: Everbank Field, Jacksonville, Florida
Payout: $3,500,000 per team
Played: 1946-present
Former Names: N/A
Broadcasters: Bob Wischusen, Danny Kanell
Sideline Reporter: Allison Williams

Mississippi State: Junior quarterback Tyler Russell threw just 6 interceptions in 366 pass attempts to help the Bulldogs achieve the fifth-best turnover margin in the country at +17. After starting the season 7-0, Mississippi State derailed losing 4 of its last 5 games. The Bulldogs look to end the season on a high note and get their sixth consecutive bowl victory.   

Northwestern: Venric Mark and Kain Colter led the nation's 14th-ranked ground assault, combining for 2,130 rushing yards and 23 touchdowns. The Wildcats are playing in their fifth consecutive bowl game. Northwestern has lost its last nine bowl games. The only bowl victory the Wildcats have ever gotten was in their first bowl appearance, the 1949 Rose Bowl. Northwestern looks to end a 64 season drought.

Mississippi State Northwestern
Overall Record 8-4 Overall Record 9-3
Conference Record 4-4 Conference Record 5-3
Bowl Record 9-6 Bowl Record 1-9
Last Bowl Win 2011 Music City Last Bowl Win 1949 Rose

All Time Series: 0-0
Line: Northwestern by 1

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