Mississippi State 30 for 30--Play 26: Dicenzo Miller Gashes Florida for 44 and a TD

When the Mississippi State Bulldogs matched up against the No. 3 ranked Florida Gators in 2000, the product on the field and the fans in the stands created an atmosphere that may not have been matched in Starkville since. Great plays such as this touchdown run by Dicenzo Miller helped create this atmosphere.

Not so long ago, many people considered Starkville to be one of the most difficult places for foes to try to pick up a win on the gridiron. Coming into the 2000 season, the Bulldogs had not dropped a decision at Scott Field since the 1997 Egg Bowl.

Many thought that streak may be in jeopardy when the No. 3 Florida Gators paid a visit to a 2-1 Mississippi State squad in what was the home opener for the Bulldogs.

Instead, it was Florida that suffered their first loss of the season in a game that will always be remembered by Mississippi State fans.

Dicenzo Miller played a large role in the events, scoring the first touchdown for Mississippi State to give the Bulldogs a 13-0 lead in the second quarter. He finished the day with 19 carries for 172 yards and a score. His backfield partners, Dontae Walker (25 carries for 156 yards and a touchdown), and Wayne Madkin (two rushing scores and a passing touchdown) also came up big in the game.

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