2016 Independence Bowl

The 2016 Independence Bowl was a college football bowl game played on December 26, 2016 at Independence Stadium in Shreveport, Louisiana. The 41st annual Independence Bowl featured the NC State Wolfpack of the ACC against the Vanderbilt Commodores of the SEC. Sponsored by Camping World, the game was officially known as the Camping World Independence Bowl.

2016 Camping World Independence Bowl
41st Independence Bowl
1234 Total
NC State 0141413 41
Vanderbilt 3077 17
DateDecember 26, 2016
Season2016
StadiumIndependence Stadium
LocationShreveport, Louisiana
FavoriteNC State by 4[1]
RefereeMike Cannon (Big Ten)[2]
Attendance28,995[2]
PayoutUS$1,200,000[3]
United States TV coverage
NetworkESPN2/Sports USA
Announcers
Independence Bowl
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Team selectionEdit

The game featured the NC State Wolfpack against the Vanderbilt Commodores.

This was the third meeting between the schools, with Vanderbilt winning the two previous ones. The most recent meeting was in the 2012 Music City Bowl, where the Commodores defeated the Wolfpack by a score of 38–24.[4]

NC StateEdit

VanderbiltEdit

Game summaryEdit

Scoring summaryEdit

Scoring summary
Quarter Time Drive Team Scoring information Score
Plays Yards TOP NCST VANDY
1 6:06 8 46 4:12 VANDY 52-yard field goal by Tommy Openshaw 0 3
2 9:08 7 41 3:30 NCST Jaylen Samuels 9-yard touchdown reception from Ryan Finley, Connor Haskins kick good 7 3
2 1:24 4 81 0:50 NCST Jaylen Samuels 55-yard touchdown reception from Ryan Finley, Connor Haskins kick good 14 3
3 11:50 4 18 1:52 NCST Reggie Gallaspy II 5-yard touchdown reception from Ryan Finley, Connor Haskins kick good 21 3
3 5:34 9 58 2:28 NCST Jaylen Samuels 17-yard touchdown reception from Ryan Finley, Connor Haskins kick good 28 3
3 0:58 11 75 4:36 VANDY Ralph Webb 30-yard touchdown run, Tommy Openshaw kick good 28 10
4 10:37 3 4 1:26 VANDY Khari Blasingame 1-yard touchdown run, Tommy Openshaw kick good 28 17
4 10:21 NCST Nyheim Hines 100-yd kickoff return for a touchdown, Connor Haskins kick good 35 17
4 0:00 NCST Interception returned 30 yards for touchdown by Niles Clark, Connor Haskins kick not needed 41 17
"TOP" = time of possession. For other American football terms, see Glossary of American football. 41 17

StatisticsEdit

Statistics[2] NCST VANDY
First Downs 21 18
Third down efficiency 8–15 6–18
Rushes-yards 36–141 (3.9) 35–156 (4.5)
Passing yards 235 158
Passing, Comp-Att-Int 19–31–0 19–46–3
Time of Possession 29:48 30:12

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "College Bowl Game Odds". ESPN. December 7, 2016. Retrieved December 9, 2016.
  2. ^ a b c "2016 Independence Bowl Game Stats". Stat Broadcast. Stat Broadcast. Retrieved 26 December 2016.
  3. ^ Bowl payout
  4. ^ NC State Wolfpack vs. Vanderbilt Commodores series history