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Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer
Undrafted rookie guard Collin Buchanan from Miami (Ohio) initially signed with the Saints but opted to leave the team before the start of rookie minicamp. Sean Payton said they spent some time talking in his office Friday. "He felt pretty confident he didn't want to play anymore," Payton said. "So that happens from time to time. And I told him this, and it's the truth really, it's not for everyone. He was just one of those players that felt like he was ready to get on with (what's) next."
MAC still searching for first bowl win
No. 15 Western Michigan can give the MAC its only win of the bowl season in the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic against No. 8 Wisconsin on Monday (1 p.m. ET on ESPN/WatchESPN).
Mississippi State rallied, then made a big special-teams play, to close a roller-coaster year with a win over Miami (Ohio) in the 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
Dave Tuley ESPN Staff Writer
Mississippi State beat Miami-Ohio 17-16 as bowl season resumes after taking a day off. The ViewFromVegas is MSU failed to cover as a 14.5-point favorite and the game stayed under the total of 58 as our major betting trends continued. Favorites have 11 of the 15 bowls so far, but underdogs are 11-4 ATS (73.3 percent) as there have been 7 games with the favorite winning but not covering. Unders also improved to 10-5 (66.7 percent).
Blocked field goal saves Mississippi State
Nelson Adams blocks a 37-yard go-ahead field goal attempt with five seconds left in the game. The Bulldogs hang on to defeat Miami (OH) 17-16 in the St. Petersburg Bowl.
Miami (OH) player ejected for targeting
DB Deondre Daniels is ejected after a head-to-head hit on Mississippi State QB Nick Fitzgerald in the fourth quarter. Fitzgerald lost his helmet after the big hit.
Mississippi State rallies to take lead
Jamoral Graham picks off Miami (OH) QB Gus Ragland at about the 10-yard line. The Bulldogs then added a field goal on the other end to take a 17-16 lead in the fourth quarter on ESPN.
Fitzgerald runs for 44-yard TD
Mississippi State QB Nick Fitzgerald fakes the handoff, then takes off for a 44-yard TD run down the sideline. The Bulldogs trail Miami (OH) 16-14 in the third quarter on ESPN.
Miami (OH) opens 2nd half with statement
James Gardner makes a terrific catch for a 20-yard gain to the 3-yard line, setting up a Miami (OH) score. The Redhawks lead Mississippi State 16-7 in the third quarter.
Can Redhawks keep up in second half?
Miami (OH)'s 104th-ranked offense leads Mississippi State (31st-ranked offense) 9-7 at halftime in St. Petersburg. ESPN's FPI tabbed the Bulldogs as 82 percent favorites.
Fitzgerald puts Bulldogs on the board
Mississippi State QB Nick Fitzgerald takes it himself for a 2-yard TD with 22 seconds left in the first half. Miami (OH) leads 9-7 at halftime in the St. Petersburg Bowl.
Miami (OH) extends lead vs. Mississippi St.
Gus Ragland throws a 6-yard TD pass to James Gardner, giving Miami (OH) a 9-0 lead in the St. Petersburg Bowl. The Redhawks, however, would miss the extra point.
Redhawks take early lead in St. Pete
Miami (OH) kicker Nick Dowd makes an 18-yard field goal to open up the scoring against Mississippi State in the St. Petersburg Bowl.