Dillon Day To End Career In The Orange Bowl

Mississippi State senior center Dillon Day and his teammates will end an outstanding season in the prestigious Orange Bow. And Day couldn't be happier.

Mississippi State's football team won 10 games during the regular season, the most wins during a regular season by any Bulldog football team in the history of MSU football. This year's team was also ranked 1st in the nation for five straight weeks. Now, they end their season in one of the most prestigious bowls, the Orange Bowl.

"When I found out we were going to the Orange Bowl I was super excited," said Day. "It is like a dream bowl to go to. I'm really excited about it, really excited to see what it is all about. It is awesome. I couldn't be more excited, more proud. I am proud of everybody on the team, proud of the seniors. It has been a great experience, a great way to go out."

A fifth-year senior, his five years as a Bulldog has not only been a tremendous experience, but a learning experience as well.

"It has been just like your life, you are growing up and getting better every year, learning new things," said Day. "That is the same way that it has been here, the same type process."

Day, who has started 45 games during his MSU career, is using all that he has learned during his Bulldog career to help the next group of young offensive linemen prepare for their MSU careers.

"You help them by helping them with their technique, work on the little things," said Day. "Once you get the little things down, your technique down, the plays will come."

Mississippi State, ranked 7th in the nation, will meet 12th ranked Georgia Tech in the Orange Bowl on December 31st.

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