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In all the years since 1941, Mississippi State has not been closer to an SEC football championship than they were after Kevin Prentiss put the Bulldogs ahead on a punt return with about 9:00 to play in the 1998 SEC Championship.
Even though it was over 70 years ago, there was a time that Mississippi State was a dominant as any team in the country. The highlight of those years under Allyn McKeen may have been the 1941 Orange Bowl which saw the Bulldogs knock off the Georgeto
In what proved to be one of several amazing finishes of the 1999 season, Matt Wyatt came off the bench to replace an injured Wayne Madkin and led the Bulldogs on two touchdown drives in the closing minutes to help MSU move to 6-0 and stun Auburn.
One way to cement your status in the history of your school in college football is to dominate your rival. Chris Relf did that for the Bulldogs three times against Ole Miss, making him a player that will never be forgotten at Mississippi State.
The 2009 season may have ended with a losing record, but most Mississippi State fans felt it proved that Dan Mullen was the right guy to lead the program. The Bulldogs fight against Florida, powered by two Johnthan Banks TDs, helped lead to that.
Down 14 headed into the final quarter of play, MSU was all but dead in the 2007 Egg Bowl. With just over two minutes left in the game, Derek Pegues fielded an Ole Miss punt at the 25 yard line and took it all the way to the house, reviving MSU.
In 2007, the MIssissippi State Bulldogs just found a way to win when they needed to do so. One play that best represents this opportunistic team was Anthony Johnson's 100-yard pick-six in the closing minute of the first half against Alabama.
Mississippi State did not always win big to start 8-0 in 1999, but they sure made the close ones interesting. Trailing Kentucky with under two minutes to play, Matt Wyatt led a game-winning drive capped off by a field goal from Scott Westerfield.
In a game that changed the momentum of the Mississippi State-Ole Miss Rivalry, Chad Bumphis made a few nifty moves, breaking loose for a touchdown against Ole Miss.
It looked like the exciting 1999 regular season was about to reach a dud of a conclusion for Mississippi State. The Bulldogs trailed the the Ole Miss Rebels 20-13 with under two minutes to play. Then all of that happened....
Neither Mississippi State nor Texas A&M had to feel very comfortable in the snow in Shreveport. The 2000 Independence Bowl saw the Bulldogs twice rally from a 14-point deficit to force overtime, where they picked up the win over the Aggies.
In a game featuring a record for punts by Blake McAdams, Anthony Dixon provided the Bulldogs with an offensive highlight, scoring on a one-yard plunge to give the Bulldogs their first bowl victory since the 2000 Independence Bowl.
While it was not the first time in history such a play was called, it is a play from the 2001 Egg Bowl that most Mississippi State fans will always love. It was a rare moment of Mississippi State running a cutting-edge offense.
For most of the 2007 Egg Bowl, the Bulldogs looked down and out. The team came to life for 14 quick points, and Jamar Chaney's hit on Shay Hodge forced Ole Miss to give Mississippi State the ball one last time, leading to a game winning field goal.
It’s official! MSU at Louisville Tuesday at 8 p.m. in NIT quarterfinal play. ESPN will have the broadcast. #HailState pic.twitter.com/gmmld13uZX— MSU Men's Basketball (@HailStateMBK) March 19, 2018