The Mississippi State band warms up the crowd.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. drove on field...
...where he participated in the coin toss.
Mississippi State players take the field determined extend their bowl-game winning streak to six.
The Mississippi State fans were equipped with cowbells to cheer on their team.
Northwestern fans were equally passionate, hoping their team could break a nine-game streak of bowl-game losses.
Tyler Russell led the Wildcats to an early lead.
The Bulldogs stayed on top with plays like Dan Vitale's 24-yard completion in the first half.