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Mississippi State suffers tough loss to Louisville in Music City Bowl



(photo from MSU Athletics)

Mississippi State University and Louisville went head-to-head in the Music City Bowl yesterday in Nashville, Tenn.

In the first half, the two teams only managed three touchdowns combined, but Louisville would take home the victory in the 38-28 win.

MSU put up the first points of the ball game as quarterback Tommy Stevens rushed for a 3-yard touchdown in the first quarter to take the 7-0 lead. Running back Nick Gibson for the Bulldogs gained the second touchdown in the second quarter giving MSU a 14-0 lead. Gibson finished the game with 17 carries, 54 rushing yards, and one touchdown.

Louisville then scored in the second quarter when Marshon Ford caught a 33-yard touchdown pass from Chatarius Atwell. Louisville also kicked a 31-yard field goal as time expired in the first half, with MSU still in the lead 14-10.

The third quarter belonged to Louisville as Devante Peete scored a 24-yard touchdown to take the lead 17-14. Louisville also scored on an MSU fumble to bring the score to 24-14 at the end of the quarter.

During the fourth quarter, Tommy Stevens threw two passing touchdowns for the Bulldogs (6-7) but Louisville (8-5) would also score two more touchdowns to go home with the bowl game victory.

The loss for MSU makes head coach Joe Morehead 0-2 in bowl games for the Bulldogs.

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