Mississippi Sports

Bulldogs heading to Texas to play in the Armed Forces Bowl vs Tulsa

Mississippi State will be playing in their 11th straight bowl game when they face the 24th ranked Tulsa Golden Hurricanes on New Year’s Eve. The 11 consecutive bowl games is the 4th longest bowl streak in the SEC behind Alabama, Georgia, and Texas A&M.

The Bulldogs struggled much of the season but are coming off a dominating win against the Missouri Tigers and are looking to carry over momentum to the bowl game. Tulsa on the other hand owns a 6-2 record on the season and is currently ranked 24th in the nation. The Golden Hurricanes are coming off a close loss in the American Athletic Conference championship game to No. 8 Cincinnati. This will be the first time the two teams have met on the football field for competition, as well as State’s first time playing in the Armed Forces Bowl.

About the Armed Forces Bowl:

“Owned and operated by ESPN Events, the Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl has featured the “armed forces” theme since 2006. Patriotic overtones recognizing all five branches of the service are prevalent throughout the game. Past Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowls have included fan-fest areas showcasing armed forces hardware; flyovers; demonstrations by several of the military’s top skydiving teams; the awarding of custom homes to wounded warriors; on-field induction ceremonies; armed forces bands and honor guards and the awarding of the annual “Great American Patriot Award” (GAPA) presented by Armed Forces Insurance.”

You can watch the game on ESPN at 11:00 a.m. on New Year’s Eve.

Nathan Wright

Nathan Wright covers sports, news and events in the Mississippi Delta and throughout the Magnolia State for the Mississippi News Network.

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