Everything you need to know about the N.C. State vs. Mississippi State Belk Bowl live stream and TV broadcast, as well as game notes and prediction.
The N.C. State Wolfpack will take on the Mississippi State Bulldogs in Charlotte on Dec. 30 in the Belk Bowl.
The Wolfpack (7-5, 3-5 ACC) are appearing in their 11th bowl game since 2000 and their 29th overall. N.C. State started off its 2015 season 4-0, but lost five of its last eight games against ACC opponents to finish. Last time out, the Wolfpack fell to in-state rival North Carolina, 45-34, at home. N.C. State dug itself a deep hole early as UNC held a 35-7 lead after the first quarter and even though the Pack fought back with 17 unanswered points, they would never get the deficit under double digits. Despite the loss, Jacoby Brissett played admirably in his final home game finishing with 334 total yards and four touchdowns. David J. Grinnage finished with just two receptions for 36 yards, but his catches were both of Brissett’s touchdowns. N.C. State has played two previous bowl games in Bank of America Stadium, with a win over Louisville in the 2011 Belk Bowl and a win over USF in the 2005 Meineke Car Care Bowl.
The Bulldogs (8-4, 4-4 SEC) are appearing in a school-record sixth consecutive bowl game and 19th overall. Prior to Mullen’s arrival in Starkville, the previous record for consecutive bowl appearances was three from 1998-2000. Mullen is tied with Jackie Sherrill for most MSU bowl appearances (6), and Mullen is tops in MSU bowl wins (3-2). Mississippi State started the 2015 season winning seven of its first nine games, only to lose two of three to finish, including a 38-27 loss to Mississippi in the Egg Bowl. The Rebels went into the half up 28-3 and while the Bulldogs put together a small comeback in the second half, it wasn’t enough. Dak Prescott did his best to carry MSU on his back as he finished with 317 total yards and three touchdowns. Fred Ross caught 12 of Prescott’s passes for 117 yards, his fourth straight game with 100 yards receiving, which is a school record.
The 2015 Belk Bowl will be the sixth meeting between N.C. State and Mississippi State all-time. The Wolfpack hold a 3-2 series lead. The last time these two teams met was in the 1995 Peach Bowl, which N.C. State took 38-24 in the Georgia Dome.
Below is everything you need to know about the matchup, including the Belk Bowl live stream, TV broadcast information, game notes and prediction.
Belk Bowl Live Stream, TV Broadcast Information
- Venue: Bank of America Stadium
- Date: Wednesday, December 30
- Kickoff Time: 3:30 p.m. ET
- National TV: ESPN
- Belk Bowl Live Stream: Watch ESPN, No Radio Stream Available
Prescott vs. Brissett will be a compelling matchup, one the Bulldog senior will win. He’ll have the superior supporting cast, especially on the outside, where Wilson and Ross warrant the respect of the Wolfpack defensive backs. And while both schools are talented along the defensive line, MSU is in a better position to slow down the opposing attack. The Belk Bowl will be competitive into the early moments of the third quarter, when Prescott will engineer a couple of scoring drives that give the Bulldogs the lead for good.
For the final score prediction, check out our Belk Bowl preview.
- N.C. State’s Jacoby Brissett and Mississippi State’s Dak Prescott have not given the ball away to their opponents this season – as each is among the national leaders in fewest interceptions thrown.
- The Wolfpack could set a school record for fewest turnovers this season. Entering the bowl game, N.C. State has turned the ball over just 11 times in 12 games (4 interceptions and 7 fumbles). That mark ranks second to FSU in the ACC standings and fifth in the FBS.
- Dak Prescott, a two-time first-team All-SEC QB and owner of a master’s degree as of Dec. 11, holds a 22-10 record as a starter and he has shattered 38 school records entering his final game.