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Mississippi State blocks field goal to hold on in St. Petersburg Bowl

Mississippi State blocks field goal to hold on in St. Petersburg Bowl

Nick Fitzgerald rushed for 142 yards and two touchdowns and Mississippi State held off Miami (Ohio) 17-16 with help from a blocked field goal in the closing seconds of the St. Petersburg Bowl on Monday. 

Nelson Adams got a hand on Nick Dowd's potential game-winning 37-yard field goal that would have helped Miami finish a stunning turnaround from a 0-6 start to the season to a winning record. 

Instead, both the Bulldogs (6-7) and RedHawks (6-7) finished with losing marks. 

Fitzgerald, who led the Southeastern Conference in total offense, scored on runs of 2 and 44 yards on the way to his eighth 100-yard rushing performance of the season. The redshirt...

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