MSU took it to North Carolina State in the 2015 Belk Bowl, winning the game 51-28.
It was a rout from the get-go. On the first offensive play of the game, Wolfpack QB Jacoby Brisset dropped back to pass and he was quickly hit by Johnathan Calvin which forces an errant throw which was intercepted by Gerri Green. Before you knew it, the Bulldogs were up 21-0 in the 2nd quarter.
N.C. State made a small comeback to make it 21-14 with a couple of 50+ yard touchdowns, but MSU tacked on another 10 points to take a 31-14 lead into the break.
There were definitely some highlight plays in this one. Brandon Bryant made a specatular catch for an INT (Brisset only had 4 INT on the year but had two in the first quarter). It was #1 on Sportcenter:
Dak Prescott ended his college career with a bang. 25 of 42 for 380 yards and four touchdowns. The only thing he didn’t accomplish was tying the school record for career rushing touchdowns, which he nearly did but fumbled at the one inch line and Justin Malone picked it up immediately for the fat guy touchdown.
Dak was throwing dimes, as they call it. If these aren’t NFL throws I don’t know what is:
Congrats to Fred Ross who ended the season with 1,007 receiving yards. He’s just the second Bulldog wide out to achieve the feat, the only other was Mardye McDole in 1978.
Beniquez Brown led the way defensively with 9 tackles and two sacks. The top 16 tacklers for the game were no older than a junior. Chris Jones had five tackles and he may not be back in 2016, but the rest should be.
This was the ninth win for MSU. That marks just the eighth time in program history they’ve achieved nine wins, and it’s the third time for Dan Mullen.