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Ballard Powers Dogs To 23-17 Bowl Victory

NASHVILLE -- Give Vick Ballard credit for perfect timing. This Bulldog saved his very best for the very last of his Bulldog career, and in the process muscled Mississippi State to victories in both 2011 bowl games; Egg, and Music City.

Ballard scored on bursts of 60 and 72 yards for the biggest chunks, and certainly the biggest plays, of the evening to lead Mississippi State's 23-17 victory over Wake Forest in the Music City Bowl. The Bulldogs were able to finish their season 7-6, while the Demon Deacons ended 6-7. The difference between winning and losing, both game and season, was Ballard. The senior tailback, who had... Recommended Stories