The 2005 Gaylord Hotels Music City Bowl (presented by Bridgestone) was a college football bowl game played between the Virginia Cavaliers and the Minnesota Golden Gophers.
Game overview 
Minnesota opened the scoring with a 7 yard touchdown pass from quarterback Bryan Cupito to wide receiver Justin Valentine. Bryan Cupito found tight end Ernest Wheelright for a 44 yard touchdown pass and a 14-0 Minnesota lead. Marques Hagans threw a 6 yard touchdown pass to Deyon Williams to get UVA within 7, 14-7. That accounted for the first quarter scoring.
In the second quarter, Cupito found wide receiver Jared Ellerson for a 57 yard touchdown pass and a 21-7 Minnesota lead. With no time left in the half, Virginia kicker Connor Hughes kicked a 32 yard field goal to get UVA to 21-10. Opening the third quarter, Wali Lundy scored on a 7 yard touchdown run to make the score 21-17.
Minnesota's Joel Monroe kicked a 39 yard field goal to give Minnesota a 24-17 advantage. With 4 minutes left in the third quarter, Marques Hagans found Fontel Mines for a 2 yard touchdown pass to tie the game at 24. In the fourth quarter, Bryan Cupito threw a 23 yard touchdown pass to Jared Ellerson to give the Gophers a 31-24 lead. Wali Lundy tied it a 31, with a 2 yard touchdown run. With 1:08 left in the game, Connor Hughes kicked the game-winning 39 yard field goal to make the final score 34-31.
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