Saturday, December 29, 2012

2012 Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl Preview

Date: December 31, 2012 12:00 PM ET
Stadium: LP Field, Nashville, Tennessee
Payout: $1,837,500 per team
Played: 1998-present
Former Names: N/A
Broadcasters: Carter Blackburn, Rod Gilmore
Sideline Reporter: Jemele Hill

North Carolina State: Quarterback Mike Glennon accumulated 3,648 passing yards and threw 13 touchdowns, leading the twentieth best passing attack in terms of yards per game. Head coach Tom O'Brien was fired at the end of the season. Offensive coordinator Dana Bible will act as interim head coach for the bowl game.

Vanderbilt: Vanderbilt relied on a stout defense, allowing just 18.3 points per game. Vandy's pass defense held opposing quarterbacks to just 175.8 yards per game. The Commodores will be playing in a default home game. A win in the Music City Bowl will give Vanderbilt their first 9-win season since 1915.

North Carolina State Vanderbilt
Overall Record 7-5 Overall Record 8-4
Conference Record 4-4 Conference Record 5-3
Bowl Record 14-11-1 Bowl Record 2-2-1
Last Bowl Win 2011 Belk Last Bowl Win 2008 Music City

All Time Series: 1-0 Vanderbilt
Line: Vanderbilt by 7.5

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