Despite multiple miscues and turnovers on offense, State rode the running of Bowl MVP Vick Ballard and his 180-yd, two 50+ yard TD runs to fuel a 23-17 victory against Wake Forest in the Music City Bowl.
State's defense turned in another solid showing, as Josh Boyd and Fletcher Cox were in the backfield almost every play.
It wasn't the prettiest game by any means, but a win is a win, and for the second straight season the Bulldogs will go into the next season on a winning streak.
With the conclusion of the year, guys like Chris Relf, James Carmon and Charles Mitchell have played their final game in maroon and white. On behalf of Bulldawg nation let me say thank you guys for everything you've done for this team and this university.
And to Fletcher Cox, thanks for blocking all those punts and leading this defense. I think it's safe to say after the bowl game he had, our friend Mr. Cox has played his final game in maroon.
Further analysis of the bowl game as well as a season review coming in the following days here on the blog.
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And for all of you Bulldogs in Nashville, go show the town how Maroon gets down.