Belk Bowl Matchup

Publish date:

Mississippi State (8-4) vs. North Carolina State (7-5), Dec. 30, 3:30 p.m.

LOCATION: Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, North Carolina


Mississippi State: QB Dak Prescott has thrown for 3,312 yards and 25 touchdowns with only four interceptions. He also has 10 touchdown runs.

North Carolina State: QB Jacoby Brissett has thrown for 2,448 yards and 19 touchdowns with only four interceptions.


Mississippi State: Prescott is one of only four players in Football Bowl Subdivision history to throw for 60 touchdowns and run for 40 touchdowns in his career.

North Carolina State: Jaylen Samuels, a Charlotte resident, has 64 catches this season to lead all FBS tight ends. He has seven touchdown catches and seven touchdown runs.


North Carolina State 28, Mississippi State 24 on Jan. 1, 1995 (Peach Bowl)


Mississippi State: First Belk Bowl appearance and 19th overall bowl appearance. Sixth straight bowl bid.

North Carolina State: Third Belk Bowl appearance. Won this game in 2011 over Louisville and in 2005 over South Florida when it was known as the Meineke Car Care Bowl. Twenty-ninth overall postseason appearance.