The Mississippi State Bulldogs defeated the Louisville Cardinals 31-27 in the 2017 TaxSlayer Bowl.
Freshman quarterback Keytaon Thompson, made his first start in place of injured Nick Fitzgerald, rushing for 147 yards and three touchdowns.
The defense picked off 2016 Heisman Trophy winner Lamar Jackson four times. Junior linebacker Mark McLaurin led the way with 3 interceptions.
The Bulldogs finished the season 9-4.