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January 1st

Turnovers, inconsistency ruin Bulldogs’ chances of 6 straight bowl game wins

January 1, 2013

By BEN WAIT
sports@starkvilledailynews.com

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Mississippi State was looking to extend its bowl winning streak to six games, while Northwestern was looking to win its first bowl game since 1949.

When the dust settled, the No. 21 (Associated Press) Wildcats (10-3) ended their nine-game bowl losing streak.

Wildcats pick off Dogs: MSU drops another game to ranked team

January 1, 2013

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Mississippi State head coach Dan Mullen has not had the best of luck against ranked teams.

It didn't get much better on Tuesday.

The Bulldogs (8-5) fell 34-20 to No. 21 (Associated Press) Northwestern (10-3) in the TaxSlayer.com Gator Bowl at EverBank Field.

Mullen's record against ranked teams dropped to 2-17 all-time at Mississippi State.

Despite loss, Bulldogs enjoy rushing success

January 1, 2013

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Gator Bowl may not have gone in Mississippi State’s favor, but there was one bright spot in the form of the running game.

In a day where the passing game was not working, the Bulldogs looked towards Josh Robinson and LaDarius Perkins to establish an offensive surge on the ground.

MSU defense holds its own against talented opponent

January 1, 2013

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Mississippi State offense didn't give the defense much of a chance Tuesday afternoon.

They answered the call for the most part, but it wasn't enough as No. 21 (Associated Press) Northwestern (10-3) beat the Bulldogs 34-20 in the TaxSlayer.com Gator Bowl at EverBank Field.

MSU seniors leave with winning mark

January 1, 2013

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Taking with them a 29-22 record, the 2012 Mississippi State senior class finished as the winningest senior class in over a decade.

“We didn’t finish this thing out like we wanted to, but those seniors had a good run here at Mississippi State," Bulldogs running back LaDarius Perkins said. "Those were some great seniors that we had.”

December 31st

Ready for a fight: Bulldogs, Wildcats battle today for Gator Bowl Trophy

January 1, 2013

By BEN WAIT
sports@starkvilledailynews.com

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Mississippi State Bulldogs and the Northwestern Wildcats are taking the same approach, but in totally different ways.

The Bulldogs (8-4) face off against the No. 21 (Associated Press) Wildcats today in the TaxSlayer.com Gator Bowl in Jacksonville, Fla. Kickoff is scheduled for 11 a.m. and can be seen on ESPN2.

Opposition fails to halt municipal complex plan

January 1, 2013

By NATHAN GREGORY
citybeat@starkvilledailynews.com

After two failed city facility bond referendums — the most recent one in 2011 — 2012 will be remembered as the year when city officials found a way to fund construction of a new city hall and renovations to turn the current facility into a revamped police station without the use of taxpayer dollars.

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