Belk Bowl First Look: Mississippi State vs. NC State

    A first look at the Belk Bowl matchup between the Mississippi State Bulldogs and NC State Wolfpack.

    December 6, 2015


    The 2015 Belk Bowl will feature a matchup between the Mississippi State Bulldogs and NC State Wolfpack.


    Belk Bowl Broadcast Info

    Date: Wednesday, December 30
    Time: 3:30 pm ET
    Network: ESPN
    Venue: Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, NC 

    Mississippi State’s End Of An Era

    It’s the last game of the Dak Prescott run, and it’s the last game in a strong season for a Bulldog team that was among the very good, but was missing the one big win to be great. Arkansas was close to being that signature win MSU needed, but after being ranked No. 1 last year, the hope was to surprise and be a bit more than that – at least after the first part of the year. Predicted to be seventh in the SEC West by many in the preseason, the Bulldogs became solid defensively, sound offensively, and with a star under center who helped make it all go. This is Dak’s game, but it’s MSU’s chance to come up with a nine-win season.

    If not for soft non-conference scheduling, NC State’s season might already be over

    The Wolfpack is bowling for a second straight year under Dave Doeren, which is a sign of growth and stability. But who’d the team beat? State’s 2015 bowl eligibility was erected on the backs of Troy, Eastern Kentucky, Old Dominion, South Alabama and three of the ACC’s worst programs. In fact, Doeren in three years is now 2-17 versus FBS opponents with winning records. Even when it fell short, the Pack did compete hard in every game, led by next-level QB Jacoby Brissett and a vastly overlooked defensive line.

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