1995 Peach Bowl (January)
|1995 Peach Bowl|
|Date||January 1, 1995|
|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
|United States TV coverage|
|Announcers||Joel Meyers (play-by-play); Todd Blackledge (analysis)|
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.