Fans who watch Mississippi State football in the Orange Bowl have every right to be disappointed, though their tears will be met with minimal pity. The Mississippi State Bulldogs enter the Orange Bowl against Georgia Tech ranked No. 7, a far cry from the No. 1 ranking they held most of the season as they sat atop the college football playoff rankings. Yet losing to Alabama and Ole Miss dropped them into the Orange Bowl against the No. 12 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, a New Year’s Six bowl game but not what Mississippi State had in mind. Still, the Mississippi State vs Georgia Tech Orange Bowl should be an impressive show. If you’re unable to watch Orange Bowl live on TV, you can watch Orange Bowl online free Mississippi State vs Georgia Tech football live stream as well.
Kickoff for the Mississippi State vs Georgia Tech Orange Bowl game is scheduled for 8pm EST / 5pm PST. Those who watch Orange Bowl live will see a Mississippi State vs Georgia Tech game in Miami’s Sun Life Stadium.
Led by quarterback Dak Prescott, who threw for almost 3,000 yards and rushed for nearly 1,000, Mississippi State had high hopes for the 2014 season. Indeed, the Rebels Bulldogs went 9-0 to start the season for the first time in school history. But two key losses, one in the Egg Bowl against Ole Miss, snuffed what could have been a fairy tale season. Instead, as we watch Mississippi State vs Georgia Tech online free Orange Bowl live today, we’ll see a bulldogs team trying to prove its half-season success wasn’t a fluke.
Those efforts start with Mississippi State QB Prescott. Prescott missed a step during the second half of the season but is still highly mobile and could do some damage as we watch Mississippi State vs Georgia Tech Orange Bowl live free today. Big and mobile, Prescott will be motivated to show his early Heisman form and prove he deserves first-round consideration for the 2016 NFL Draft. If he can find his stride early as we watch Orange Bowl online free or on TV today, Mississippi State could be in great shape to finish 11-2.
In their way will be a capable Georgia Tech football team. Quarterback Justin Thomas had a great season, throwing 17 TD passes and rushing for five, posing a test for the Bulldogs secondary as we watch Mississippi State football game online free Orange Bowl live today. But Thomas will be missing wide receiver DeAndre Smelter, who tore his ACL against Georgia and is sitting out the Orange Bowl.
As a result, look for the Georgia Tech offense to look more toward running backs Zach Laskey and Synjyn Days, who rushed for a combined 1,531 yards and 15 touchdowns this season. As we watch Mississippi State vs Georgia Tech football game in the Orange Bowl live today, will the Bulldogs defense be able to withstand the Yellow Jackets’ ground game?
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