2012 Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl
December 31, 2012 - LP Field
Vanderbilt 38, NC State 24
Riding an opportunistic defense, Vanderbilt defeated North Carolina State 38-24 to win the 2012 Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl. Vanderbilt took control of the game early when receiver Chris Boyd made a one-handed catch in the end zone on a 5-yard pass from Jordan Rodgers. In the second quarter senior RB Zac Stacy scored on a six yard run to make it 14-0 Commodores. North Carolina State would twice cut the lead to seven points in the first half. However, with just 41 seconds remaining in the first half Rodgers connected with Jordan Matthews on an 18-yard touchdown to put the Commodores ahead 28-14 at the break. In the second half the Wolfpack would get no closer as Vanderbilt rode the game’s MVP Stacy to victory.
The win capped Vanderbilt's best season in generations, finishing 9-4. This was their best record since 1915 and they ended the seasons winners of their last seven, Vanderbilt’s longest win streak since they won eight in a row in 1948.
MVP: Zac Stacy, RB, Vanderbilt
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