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Brett McMurphy, College football reporter 379d

Sources: Mississippi State vs. Miami (Ohio) in St. Petersburg Bowl

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Mississippi State, the last of 80 teams to earn a bowl berth, will play in the St. Petersburg Bowl against Miami (Ohio), sources said. 

The Bulldogs (5-7) were one of three teams without six bowl-eligible wins to earn a berth based on their Academic Progress Rate rankings.

Also, the Las Vegas Bowl presented by Geico will pit the Mountain West champion -- either San Diego State or Wyoming -- against Houston.

The Cougars (9-3) will be coached by defensive coordinator Todd Orlando as the school seeks a replacement for Tom Herman, who left for Texas.

Only four bids have been officially announced: Eastern Michigan vs. Old Dominion in the Popeyes Bahamas Bowl; BYU in the San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl; and Navy in the Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl.

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