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Thanksgiving evening the Mississippi State Bulldogs secured their sixth win as they defeated the University of Mississippi 17-10.
With the victory, MSU became bowl eligible and all that was left to do was wait and see where bowl season took them. On Sunday night, that question was answered as the Bulldogs accepted a bid to appear in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl where they will face the Rice Owls.
BILOXI â€“ Georgia Military College entered Sundayâ€™s Mississippi Bowl with the nationâ€™s top ranking and the nationâ€™s top running back in the form of freshman sensation Jovon Robinson.
However, former West Point High School standout Lakenderic Thomas stole the spotlight and No. 2 East Mississippi Community College stole the national title.
SCOOBA â€“ There has never been a national championship in football decided in the state of Mississippi.
That all changes today.
No. 2 East Mississippi (11-0) plays No. 1 Georgia Military (11-0) at Biloxi Indians Stadium in Biloxi in the NJCAA national championship game.
SCOOBA â€“ The East Mississippi Community College has proved to opponents this year that it has a very dangerous offense.
It's not just because of the scoring as the Lions have averaged 63.2 points per game and defeated Coahoma Community College 90-7 earlier this season. EMCC has the yards to go with those points.
SCOOBA â€“ When it comes to the East Mississippi Community College Lions, most people look and at the stats and see an offensive team.
The Lion defense has been just as good, if not better than the offense this season. The unit has given up just 85 points in 11 games this season with 52 of those points coming in two postseason games.Â
The defense has pitched five shutouts this season.
The Liberty Bowl made it very clear down the stretch of the season that the Mississippi State Bulldogs were on its radar.
Scouts from the Memphis-based NCAA postseason bowl attended MSU's games in Little Rock, Ark., against Arkansas and in Starkville for the Egg Bowl against Ole Miss, both overtime victories for the Bulldogs.
The French Camp Panthers began the season as favorites to play in the state championship game.
French Camp had made the trip last year, but was defeated by Stringer. This year the Panthers had everyone back so the odds were in their favor, but as the season got underway, the tale took a different turn for French Camp.
Mississippi State's women basketball team erased all doubt within the first 4 minutes of Saturday night's ballgame.
The Bulldogs opened the game on an 11-0 run and never looked back as they knocked off the Alabama State Lady Hornets 75-49Â inside Humphrey Coliseum.
With the win, MSU improved to 9-1 for the season, the best start for the women's team since the 2008-09 campaign.
The Mississippi State Bulldogs locked up a fourth-straight bowl appearance with their victory against Ole Miss on Thanksgiving night.
Bowl announcements wonâ€™t be made until Sunday night, but the Bulldogs look to either be in the Liberty Bowl in Memphis, Tenn. or the BBVA Compass Bowl in Birmingham, Ala.
After French Camp claimed the Class A South State championship, Jesse Hosket said he would not celebrate until after the state championship.
Hosket can finally celebrate because on Friday the Panthers defeated Smithville 27-6 to claim the schoolâ€™s first football State championship.