STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) - Mississippi State is matched against Louisville in the Music City Bowl on Dec. 30 in Nashville.
The Bulldogs had to win three of their last four games to become bowl eligible for a 10th straight year.
Their only other Music City appearance was in 2011.
Louisville features the top freshman running back in Javian Hawkins. He has rushed for more than 1,400 yards and eight touchdowns.
The Cardinals qualified for the postseason for the first time since 2017 under new coach Scott Satterfield.