Mississippi Gulf Coast Wins Bowl Game

Mississippi Gulf Coast (MS) CC, led by potential Minnesota recruits Cedric McKinley and Tramaine Brock, defeated Kilgore (TX) CC 62-28 in the C.H.A.M.P.S Heart of Texas Bowl Saturday. Gulf Coast, who entered the game ranked No. 3 in the country, finished undefeated for the first time since 1984.

Mississippi Gulf Coast Community Collegewill made a case to finish the season as the top team in the NJCAA as previous No. 1 Snow College (Utah) lost 56-27 to No. 2 Butler.

The Bulldogs jumped out to a 14-0 lead and were led by a four-touchdown performance by running back Demond Washington and 550 yards of offense to the victory.

"It was a total team victory," said head coach Steve Campbell. "The guys did what they've been doing all year long."

Campbell is hoping that the victory can propel the Bulldogs in the next NJCAA poll.

"Butler beat Kilgore by one point this season," Campbell said. "We beat them by 34. If Butler wants to call themselves national champs, that's fine, but I don't think so. I think we deserve as much consideration as they do."

"This is the first perfect season I've had," Campbell said. "I've been with two national championship teams, but never an undefeated team. The ones where you lose a game, your national champs, but you go undefeated, and get nothing? That doesn't add up."

Last year, all 23 Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College sophomores signed with four-year colleges and universities.

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