Blog – Pregame: No. 7 Mississippi State vs. No. 12 Georgia Tech, Orange Bowl

Records: MSU (10-2), GT (10-3)

Kickoff: 7 p.m.


Stadium: Sun Life Stadium

QB matchup: MSU junior Dak Prescott (Completed 211-of-345 passes for 2,996 yards and 24 touchdowns, rushed for 939 yards on 195 carries and 11 touchdowns) vs. GT sophomore Justin Thomas (Completed 89-of-175 passes for 1,594 yards and 17 TDs, rushed for 965 yards on 176 carries and five TDs)

Officials: Referee – Dan Capron, Umpire – Steve Woods, Head Linesman – Mike Dolce, Line Judge – Ron Tipton, Field Judge – John Roggeman, Side Judge – Craig Jeffreys, Back Judge – Matt Edwards, Center Judge – Mike Stumberg, Alternate – Kelly Saalfeld, Replay Official – Jim Kemerling, Coordinator – Rick Jackson

One big thing to watch: Georgia Tech’s triple option offense: The Yellow Jackets are one of the few teams that runs this type of offense. The Bulldogs have been good at stopping the run this season, but this is a different type of animal. With Deshea Townsend calling the plays for the first time, it could very well decide the ballgame.

Preview: MSU sees Georgia Tech again

Pregame song(s): 

Since we’re in a place where the sun shines and the temperature is nice year round, this song seems to fit perfectly. I hope you enjoy.


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