NASHVILLE -- The 2013 Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl featured a fight to the finish as Ole Miss staved-off a Georgia Tech comeback.
The Rebels, led by Pulaski-native Bo Wallace, jumped out to an early 7-0 lead after a Wallace 17-yard TD run. The Yellow Jackets responded with a nearly six-minute drive of their own via their trademark triple-option attack to tie it up a 7-7.
Wallace threw a touchdown to Donte Moncrief before the half to make it 13-7 at halftime a missed PAT.
From the third quarter on, it was all Ole Miss. Wallace made it 20-7 with another TD run. Shortly after, kicker Andrew Ritter gave the Rebels a 23-7 lead after a chip shot field goal. But Georgia Tech did make things interesting toward the end.
Future NFL tight-end Darren Walker hauled-in a 72-yard touchdown from Vad Lee to make it 23-17 early in the fourth quarter. But as Georgia Tech was driving for what could've been the go-ahead score, the Yellow Jackets fumbled and Ole Miss' Ray Beno forced a safety to wrap the game up at 25-17.
The win was Ole Miss' first in the Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl and Wallace went on to collect MVP honors.
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