2008 Bowl Game
December 31, 2008 - LP Field
Vanderbilt 16, Boston College 14
Coming into the 2008 Bowl game, Boston College had won eight straight bowl games, the nation’s longest active streak. Despite giving up only 200 yards and allowing Vanderbilt to convert only one of its 15 third downs, the Eagles could not fly past the Commodores. Vanderbilt’s Bryant Hahnfeldt kicked a 45-yard field goal with 3:26 remaining for a 16-14 win over Boston College. Vanderbilt won a bowl game for the first time in 53 years. The victory gave the Commodores their first winning season since 1982, the last time they played in a bowl – the SEC’s longest drought. Vanderbilt punter Brett Upson, the game's MVP, pinned BC inside the 20 three times and had two punts of 50 yards or longer. Upson also played a role in the game's only touchdown, a fumbled punt in the end zone that Vanderbilt recovered for the score.
MVP: Brett Upson, Vanderbilt, P
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