MIAMI LAKES, Fla. – Mississippi State and Georgia Tech will play in the Orange Bowl on Dec. 31.
Georgia Tech ranked second nationally by piling up 333.6 yards rushing per game this season while Mississippi State allowed only 11 touchdowns on the ground.
Mississippi State (10-2, No. 8 AP, No. 7 CFP) was second to Alabama in the Southeastern Conference's West Division. Georgia Tech (10-3, No. 10 AP, No. 12 CFP) won the Atlantic Coast Conference's Coastal Division and lost the league title game to Florida State.
Georgia Tech is going to the Orange Bowl for the seventh time, most recently after the 2009 season.
Mississippi State has been to the Orange Bowl twice before, losing in 1937 and winning in 1941.