1995 Peach Bowl (January)

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This article is about the Peach Bowl that followed the 1994 season, played on January 1, 1995. For the game that followed the 1995 season, played on December 30, 1995, see 1995 Peach Bowl (December).
1995 Peach Bowl
1 2 3 4 Total
Mississippi State 6 7 8 3 24
NC State 7 6 8 7 28
Date January 1, 1995
Season 1994
Stadium Georgia Dome
Location Atlanta, Georgia
MVP Offense: RB Tremayne Stephens, NC State; K Tim Rogers, MSU
Defense: DT Carl Reeves, NC State; ILB Damien Covington, NC State; DL Larry Williams, MSU
Attendance 64,902
United States TV coverage
Network ESPN
Announcers Joel Meyers (play-by-play); Todd Blackledge (analysis)
Peach Bowl
 < 1993 (Dec) 1995 (Dec)

The 1995 Peach Bowl, part of the 1994 bowl game season, featured the NC State Wolfpack and the Mississippi State Bulldogs.

NC State held Mississippi State to just one touchdown and five field goals on six Bulldog drives that reached the Wolfpack red zone during the game. Leading 13-10, the Bulldogs went three-and-out and missed a field goal late in the second quarter. The Wolfpack got the ball back and tied the game at 13 going into halftime.

After MSU picked up a safety and two field goals early in the third quarter, NC State tied the game at 21 on a touchdown pass from Terry Harvey to Dallas Dickerson and a two-point run by Harvey. After a three-and-out by MSU, Harvey led the Wolfpack on an 80-yard scoring drive to open the fourth quarter, largely based on a 62-yard pass to Jimmy Grissett, capped by a Carlos King 11-yard touchdown run.

On four subsequent drives over the balance of the fourth quarter, Mississippi State managed only four first downs and a field goal. The Bulldogs went 0-for-7 on third-down conversions and 0-for-1 on fourth-down tries in the second half.

With the win, NC State tied a school record with nine wins.