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2018 Music City Bowl

The 2018 Music City Bowl was a college football bowl game played on December 28, 2018 at Nissan Stadium in Nashville, Tennessee.[5] It was the 21st edition of the Music City Bowl, and one of the 2018–19 bowl games concluding the 2018 FBS football season. Sponsored by the Franklin American Mortgage Company, the game was officially known as the Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl.

2018 Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl
21st Music City Bowl
1234 Total
Purdue 7070 14
Auburn 282870 63
DateDecember 28, 2018
Season2018
StadiumNissan Stadium
LocationNashville, Tennessee
MVPJarrett Stidham (QB, Auburn)[1]
FavoriteAuburn by 3.5[2]
RefereeBrad Van Vark (Big 12)
Attendance59,024[3]
PayoutUS$5,650,000 [4]
United States TV coverage
NetworkESPN
ESPN Radio
AnnouncersTV: Anish Shroff, Ahmad Brooks, Roddy Jones
Radio: Dave Neal, D.J. Shockley, Dawn Davenport
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The game was projected to be a close game, however Auburn jumped off to an early 21–0 lead. Purdue then put a touchdown on the board to make it 21–7, but Auburn then scored 35 unanswered points to end the half. The halftime score was 56–7, with Auburn setting the NCAA FBS record for points scored in any half of a bowl game. The final score of the game was 63–14.

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TeamsEdit

The game was played between Auburn from the Southeastern Conference (SEC) and Purdue from the Big Ten Conference.[6] The teams had never played each other before.[6]

Purdue BoilermakersEdit

Purdue received and accepted a bid to the Music City Bowl on December 2.[6] The Boilermakers entered the bowl with a 6–6 record (5–4 in conference).

This game was the last attended by Purdue superfan Tyler Trent, who had become a national inspiration during his battle with terminal osteosarcoma. He and his family traveled to Nashville on an airplane normally used by the Indianapolis Colts, courtesy of team owner Jim Irsay. Trent, who served as an honorary Purdue captain for the game, died four days later on New Year's Day.[7][8]

Auburn TigersEdit

Auburn received and accepted a bid to the Music City Bowl on December 2.[6] The Tigers entered the bowl with a 7–5 record (3–5 in conference).

Game summaryEdit

Scoring summaryEdit

Scoring summary
Quarter Time Drive Team Scoring information Score
Plays Yards TOP PUR AUB
1 13:57 3 75 1:03 AUB JaTarvious Whitlow 66-yard touchdown reception from Jarrett Stidham, Anders Carlson kick good 0 7
1 8:18 9 87 2:10 AUB JaTarvious Whitlow 2-yard touchdown run, Anders Carlson kick good 0 14
1 6:59 3 18 0:28 AUB JaTarvious Whitlow 1-yard touchdown run, Anders Carlson kick good 0 21
1 3:25 12 78 3:34 PUR Rondale Moore 7-yard touchdown run, Spencer Evans kick good 7 21
1 2:48 2 75 0:37 AUB Darius Slayton 74-yard touchdown reception from Jarrett Stidham, Anders Carlson kick good 7 28
2 12:54 2 44 0:41 AUB Darius Slayton 52-yard touchdown reception from Jarrett Stidham, Anders Carlson kick good 7 35
2 12:29 AUB Interception returned 20 yards for touchdown by Big Kat Bryant, Anders Carlson kick good 7 42
2 5:36 12 65 4:51 AUB Anthony Schwartz 6-yard touchdown run, Anders Carlson kick good 7 49
2 2:01 4 49 1:03 AUB Darius Slayton 34-yard touchdown reception from Jarrett Stidham, Anders Carlson kick good 7 56
3 7:16 12 78 6:28 AUB Ryan Davis 5-yard touchdown reception from Jarrett Stidham, Anders Carlson kick good 7 63
3 5:29 6 65 1:47 PUR David Blough 22-yard touchdown run, Spencer Evans kick good 14 63
"TOP" = time of possession. For other American football terms, see Glossary of American football. 14 63

StatisticsEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Boilermakers 7 0 7 0 14
Tigers 28 28 7 0 63
Statistics PUR AUB
First downs 17 24
Plays–yards 65–263 75–586
Rushes–yards 27–79 52–208
Passing yards 184 378
Passing: Comp–Att–Int 22–38–2 16–23–0
Time of possession 25:49 34:11
Team Category Player Statistics
Purdue Passing David Blough 22–37, 184 yds, 2 INT
Rushing Markell Jones 10 car, 35 yds
Receiving Rondale Moore 11 rec, 94 ads
Auburn Passing Jarrett Stidham 15–21, 373 yds, 5 TD
Rushing Kam Martin 11 car, 58 yds
Receiving Darius Slayton 3 rec, 160 yds, 3 TD

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ @SimoneEli_TV (December 28, 2018). "#Auburn QB Jarrett Stidham makes MVP in his final game in a Tiger's uniform" (Tweet). Retrieved December 28, 2018 – via Twitter.
  2. ^ Fawkes, Ben (December 10, 2018). "Odds for every 2018-19 CFB bowl game". ESPN.com. Retrieved December 18, 2018.
  3. ^ @MikeOrganWriter (December 28, 2018). "Attendance is 59,024" (Tweet). Retrieved December 28, 2018 – via Twitter.
  4. ^ "2018 Bowl Schedule". CFP.com. Retrieved December 3, 2018.
  5. ^ "2018-19 College Football Playoff and bowl schedule". ESPN. May 2, 2018. Retrieved July 29, 2018.
  6. ^ a b c d https://www.musiccitybowl.com/purdue-to-face-auburn-in-the-21st-annual-franklin-american-mortgage-music-city-bowl/
  7. ^ "Colts lend plane to fly Tyler Trent to Purdue's bowl game in Nashville". ESPN.com. December 28, 2018. Retrieved January 7, 2019.
  8. ^ Murphy, Dan (January 2, 2019). "Tyler Trent, cancer patient who inspired many, dies at 20". ESPN.com. Retrieved January 7, 2019.

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