BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - East Mississippi ripped off 11 straight wins this season, ranked #2 in the nation and hit the practice field at 10 Saturday morning under cold, windy conditions.
Lions head coach Buddy Stephens, a former assistant at Pearl River, is participating in his second National Title game at East Mississippi. His Lions won-it-all in 2011.
Stephens said,"You want to bring home the national championship trophy. That's why we're here. Our guys, we have such a great team and a great bunch of young men and they deserve to come home with the national championship trophy and I hope we do."
East Mississippi is 31 and 2 over the past 33 games. Sophomore quarterback Dontreal Pruitt leads a Lions offense that has racked up 63 points per game
"I've always taken pride in being a leader,"stated Pruitt. "Whenever you get a good leader to lead good things happen."
Georgia Military College head coach Bert Williams is a member of the NJCAA Hall of Fame. His top ranked Bulldogs were loose this afternoon as they hit the practice field at Biloxi Stadium.
Williams led the Bulldogs to the 2001 National Championship and were number two in 2002 and 2005.
Williams said,"We've had a lot of tough road games and played more ranked teams, top ten ranked teams than anybody else in the country."
Jovon Robinson highlights the Georgia Military College offensive attack, piling up close to 200 yards rushing per game.
Georgia Military College and East Mississippi ready to lay it all on the line Sunday afternoon in Biloxi.
Tickets for the Mississippi Bowl are $10 for adults and $7 for students.