Orange Bowl will allow Miss. State fans to ring cow bells
Mississippi State has announced that its fans will be allowed to bring their famed and feared cow bells to the Orange Bowl for the team's game against Georgia Tech.
Fans can use the noisemakers in accordance with the "Cowbell Compromise" of 2010, which allows Bulldogs fans to bring the cowbells to games as long as they refrain from ringing them "from the time the offensive center is over the football until the play is whistled dead."
Mississippi State athletic director Scott Stricklin says he believes the team's fans are up to the challenge.
“Our fans did a wonderful job this season with cowbell compliance, and I know they'll exhibit the same as a show of appreciation to the Orange Bowl.”
The Capital One Orange Bowl is scheduled to kick off at 8:10 ET on New Year's Eve.
- Brendan Maloy