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Bulldogs down Cardinals in TaxSlayer Bowl

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Dec. 30, 2017 Video: Bulldogs down Cardinals in TaxSlayer Bowl
Dec. 30, 2017 Sun, 31 Dec 2017 00:19:01 +0000 Bulldogs down Cardinals in TaxSlayer Bowl Dec. 30, 2017 WTVA ABC Tupelo, MS mississippi state took on louisville in the taxslayer bowl.... both teams entered the game with 8-4 records.... keytaon thompson getting ready for his first start.... first drive, thompson hands off to west point'saeris williams.... good call....5-yard td run for the a-train....7-0, msu.... williams finished with 88 rushing yards on 12 carries.... after a louisville td, msu responds....thompson does it himself this time....14-yard td run....bulldogs up, 14-7, after one quarter.... cardinals come back....lamar jackson with a 13-yard td run....14-14.... jackson had a big day running, but not his best passing day....later on, jackson picked off by mark mclaurin, who returns it deep into louisville territory.... it set up ajace christmanfield goal....msu up, 17-14.... jackson would answer through the air, though....finding jaylen smith for a 11-yard up, 2 1-17, at halftime.... third quarter, it's 24-17 when jackson is picked off by mclaurin again.... this play would set up this play....a short thompson td tied at 24.... after a field goal gives louisville the lead back....thompson scores on another short run....msu now up, 31-27.... under three minutes to go....jackson trying to lead a comeback....instead, he's picked off by mclaurin for the third time in the game....msu would run some time off the clock.... but jackson would get one more chance....throwi ng up a hail mary....instead, it's hail state....jonathan abram bats it away.... mississippi state defeats louisville, 31-27, to win the taxslayer bowl.... wtva sports director jim holder is in jacksonville and joins us now live, jim jim will recap game for 15-20 seconds before tossing to post game sound bite greg knox: "we talked about going out and playing four quarters, and it took four quarters to win that ball game, we knew what we were facing, heisman trophy winner, a guy that was capable of putting the team on his back and carrying them to victory, but our defense, we talked about playing to our identity, fast, physical, tough."mark mclaurin: "just the coaching and the play calls, the d line, i'm thankful for the d line and linebackers, coach english and the dbs, just great play calling, we just all did our job, and made plays on defense."keytaon thompson: "coach elliott and coach knox, you know, trusted me, coach knox trusted coach elliott, coach elliott trusted me, and it came down the chain, and we were just able to make some plays." jim will wrap up from jacksonville and toss back to andy in studio thank you jim!

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