Who’s going to win the 2016 St. Petersburg Bowl? Check out the Mississippi State vs. Miami University prediction, game preview, history and scores.
St. Petersburg Bowl, Mississippi State vs. Miami Prediction, Game Preview, History, Scores
Prediction & Game Preview To Come
Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, FL, 11:00 am ET, ESPN
Mississippi State, SEC, 5-7
So the Bulldogs got into a bowl game on their APR – Academic Progress Report – whatever. The team wins with the extra practices and the positive momentum for next year. If you think that that’s not that big a deal, the coaching staff disagrees considering the young group needs as much time as it can get. With the dominant win over Ole Miss to close out the regular season, QB Nick Fitzgerald is growing into one of the hot new SEC stars, and now he gets to show off on a national stage. He’ll need to with a shaky defense to overcome.
Miami University, MAC, 6-6
A phenomenal turnaround story, the RedHawks are going bowling again. On a six-game winning streak to close out the regular season, the defense turned in an amazing run beating Eastern Michigan and Central Michigan along the way. It’s Miami, so there’s still no running game, but the passing attack has cranked up ever since Gus Ragland took over – he’s thrown 15 touchdown passes and no picks.
St. Petersburg Bowl History, Results
Dec. 26, 2015 Marshall 16 Connecticut 10
Dec. 26, 2014 N.C. State 34 UCF 27
Dec. 23, 2013 East Carolina 37 Ohio 20
Dec. 20, 2012 UCF 38 Ball State 17
Dec. 20, 2011 Marshall 20 FIU 10
Dec. 21, 2010 Louisville 31 Southern Miss 28
Dec. 19, 2009 Rutgers 45 UCF 24
Dec. 20, 2008 USF 41 Memphis 14