2011 Music City Bowl

The 2011 Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl, the 14th edition of the game, was a post-season American college football bowl game, held on December 30, 2011, at LP Field in Nashville, Tennessee as part of the 2011–12 NCAA Bowl season.

2011 Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl
1234 Total
Mississippi State 7907 23
Wake Forest 7073 17
DateDecember 30, 2011
Season2011
StadiumLP Field
LocationNashville, Tennessee
MVPVick Ballard (RB, Mississippi State)
FavoriteMississippi State by 6[1]
RefereeDon Willard (MAC)
Attendance55,208
PayoutUS$1.7 million per team
United States TV coverage
NetworkESPN
AnnouncersMark Jones (Play-by-Play)
Ed Cunningham (Analyst)
Samantha Ponder (Sidelines)
Nielsen ratings2.66
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The game, which began telecast at 6:40 p.m. ET on ESPN, featured the Mississippi State Bulldogs from the Southeastern Conference versus the Wake Forest Demon Deacons from the Atlantic Coast Conference. Mississippi State won, 23–17, securing its fifth bowl win in a row[2] and its second in two seasons.

Scoring summary
Quarter Time Drive Team Scoring information Score
Plays Yards TOP MSU Wake Forest
1 4:24 6 38 2:11 Wake Brandon Pendergrass 14-yard touchdown run, Jimmy Newman kick good 0 7
1 3:04 3 67 1:20 MSU Vick Ballard 60-yard touchdown run, Derek DePasquale kick good 7 7
2 12:41 2 58 0:24 MSU Arceto Clark 31-yard touchdown reception from Chris Relf, Derek DePasquale kick missed 13 7
2 5:41 12 55 4:48 MSU 33-yard field goal by Derek DePasquale 16 7
3 11:00 7 64 4:00 Wake Tommy Bohanon 1-yard touchdown run, Jimmy Newman kick good 16 14
4 12:53 3 82 1:19 MSU Vick Ballard 72-yard touchdown run, Derek DePasquale kick good 23 14
4 3:27 13 55 3:29 Wake 46-yard field goal by Jimmy Newman 23 17
"TOP" = time of possession. For other American football terms, see Glossary of American football. 23 17

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Bowl Schedule, Los Angeles Times, December 7, 2011
  2. ^ Stevens, Matthew (January 1, 2012), "Music to your ears: MSU wins fifth straight bowl game", The Dispatch