1993 Peach Bowl (January)

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1993 Peach Bowl
1234 Total
Mississippi State 14003 17
North Carolina 00147 21
DateJanuary 2, 1993
Season1992
StadiumGeorgia Dome
LocationAtlanta, Georgia
MVPOffense: RB Natrone Means, UNC
Defense: DB Bracey Walker, UNC
Attendance69,125
Peach Bowl
 < 1992 1993 (Dec)

The 1993 Peach Bowl, part of the 1992 bowl game season, featured the North Carolina Tar Heels and the Mississippi State Bulldogs.[1] It was the first Peach Bowl played at the Georgia Dome after 20 years at Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium.[2]

North Carolina came from behind for the win after trailing 14-0 after a quarter of play.[2] Mississippi State missed chances to extend its lead in the second quarter when two touchdowns were scuttled by holding penalties. The Tar Heels then drove 82 yards to open the second half and Natrone Means pounded in the score, UNC's only offensive touchdown of the day. Means finished with 128 yards.

Bracey Walker blocked two punts, including one for a 24-yard scoring return that tied the game at 14 in the third quarter.[1] The defensive MVP also laid a big hit to key a 44-yard interception return by teammate Cliff Baskervillle for the go-ahead TD in the fourth quarter. MSU added a late field goal, but turned the ball over via interception and downs inside the Tar Heels' 30 on two late drives.[1]


References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Mississippi State Bowl History" (PDF). Mississippi State Athletics. Retrieved March 21, 2019.
  2. ^ a b Alex Makrides (December 25, 2017). "Top 10 Games in Peach Bowl History". Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Retrieved March 21, 2019.