TAMPA, Fla. (MSU Athletics/WTVA) - A third day in Tampa saw 18th-ranked Mississippi State go through a morning practice and visit Busch Gardens theme park in the afternoon.
MSU head coach Joe Moorhead and Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz also participated in the Outback Bowl Head Coaches Press Conference in the ballroom of the Holiday Inn Westshore Hotel on Saturday
afternoon. Quotes from the press conference are posted here.
State will next practice Sunday morning at Jesuit High School before a team outing at the Hilton Clearwater Beach next to Pier 60. Members of the Bulldogs’ marching band and spirit squads will be in attendance and the event is set to include live music, skydivers, a tug-of-war and other contests from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET.
Special Edition of "Dawg Talk"
A special Outback Bowl preview edition of "Dawg Talk" will air from 7-8 p.m. ET (6-7 p.m. CT) on Sunday, Dec. 30 from 3 Daughters Brewing on 222 22nd Street in St. Petersburg, two days prior to the Bulldogs' New Year's Day matchup against Iowa. The show will be hosted by the "Voice of the Bulldogs" Neil Price and feature analyst Matt Wyatt along with special guests. Fans are invited to attend.
Affiliates of the MSU Sports Network, including 100.9 FM in Starkville, will carry the hour-long broadcast from 6-7 p.m. CT. It can also be heard for free on HailState.com/plus and on the TuneIn App.
MSU (8-4) is set to face Iowa (8-4) at noon ET/11 a.m. CT on Jan. 1 at Raymond James Stadium. The Bulldogs are seeking back-to-back nine-win seasons for just the second time in program history. For complete gameday information, visit HailState.com/Gameday.