Mississippi State To Gator Bowl

It'll be a battle of cats and dogs in this year's Gator Bowl.

Mississippi State and Northwestern will square up in the New Year's Day bowl.

The Bulldogs finished up the season with an 8-4 record, despite losing 4-of-their last 5 games.

It's the third consecutive bowl game for the Dawgs, who have won 5-straight bowl games dating back to 1999.

The meeting against the Wildcats will be the first ever for the schools on the gridiron.

The Gator Bowl kicks off at 11 a.m. Central Time New Years Day and will be televised by ESPN2.