The player to watch in this game and for the MIssissippi State defense try to defend is Michigan quarterback Denard Robinson. Robinson is a playmaker but is also prone to getting banged up within the games, there were a few times he left during the game. Also, this game could be the last one for MIchigan head coach Rich Rodriguez's last game since he has not kept up the MIchigan standards.
MIssissippi State is relieved to have locked up head coach Dan Mullen to a long term deal and they hope he stays and honors that deal and not leave for a bigger program. This game should be very exciting in that both teams run the spread offense and score a lot of points.
The line on this game has Mississippi State a three point favorite which is down from five when the line opened.
Rivals - Three of four take Mississippi State to defeat MIchigan. Sixty-eight percent of Yahoo users picked Texas Tech to win this game.
CBS Sports - Four of the five pick Mississippi State over MIchigan.
USA Today - Six of eight writers lean toward Mississippi State for the win.
Fanhouse - Brett McMurphy makes his picks by the spread and takes Mississippi State to cover.
AccuScore- The computer takes Mississippi State 57 percent of the time by an average score of 31.6 to 27.5.
ESPN Bloggers - SEC blogger Chris Low takes Mississippi State 28-24 while Big 10 blogger Adam Rittenberg takes Mississippi State to win 34-28.
The Gator Bowl kicks off at 11:30 a.m. (MT) on ESPN2