Mississippi State (6-6, SEC) vs. Louisville (7-5, ACC), Dec. 30, 4 p.m. ET
Mississippi State: RB Kylin Hill, 1,347 yards rushing, 10 touchdowns.
Louisville: RB Javian Hawkins, 1,420 yards rushing, eight touchdowns.
Mississippi State: The Bulldogs had to win three of their last four games to get bowl eligible for the 10th straight year.
Louisville: First-year coach Scott Satterfield is on a personal five-year bowl streak. His last four teams at Appalachian State went to bowls and won all of them.
Mississippi State 31, Louisville 27 (Dec. 30, 2017, TaxSlayer Bowl)
Mississippi State: The Bulldogs’ only previous appearance in the Music City Bowl was in 2011, when they beat Wake Forest 23-17. This will be their 23rd bowl.
Louisville: This will be the Cardinals’ first bowl since 2017 and 23rd postseason postseason appearance overall.