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Miami will play Mississippi State Dec. 26 in St. Petersburg Bowl

Redhawks going to first bowl game since 2010
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Posted at 11:16 AM, Dec 05, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-05 11:16:20-05

We now know that the Miami University Redhawks will face the Mississippi State Bulldogs in the St. Petersburg Bowl on Dec. 26.

The Redhawks turned their season around in a big way, coming back from an 0-6 start thanks to QB Gus Ragland, a 2014 Moeller grad.

READ MORE: Miami University QB Gus Ragland leads RedHawks on four-game win streak

Ragland was out for the team's first six games with a torn ACL. When he returned mid-October, the team turned around with an unprecedented six straight wins to become the first Football Bowl Subdivision team to start 0-6 and finish 6-6.

The St. Petersburg Bowl is the Redhawks' first bowl appearance in six years. Just three years ago the team went 0-12 and 0-8 in the Mid-American Conference.

READ MORE: How did Miami RedHawks turn an 0-6 start into a 6-6, bowl-eligible season?

This is Mississippi State's seventh bowl appearance in a row.

The Dec. 26 bowl game kicks off at 11 a.m. You can watch it on ESPN.