2001 Music City Bowl
|2001 Music City Bowl|
|Date||December 28, 2001|
|MVP||RB William Green, Boston College|
|Payout||US$750,000 per team |
|United States TV coverage|
The 2001 Music City Bowl was the fourth edition of the bowl game held. It was played on December 28, 2001 at LP Field in Nashville, Tennessee, and featured the Georgia Bulldogs and the Boston College Eagles.
Georgia scored first on a 15 yard touchdown pass from quarterback David Greene to wide receiver Fred Gibson, giving the Bulldogs an early 7-0 lead. Boston College kicker Sandro Sciortino kicked a 25 yard field goal near the end of the quarter, to cut the lead to 7-3. In the second quarter, quarterback Brian St. Pierre threw a 10 yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Dedrick Dewalt, as Boston College took a 10-7 lead.
Sandro Sciortino added another 26 yard field goal to take a 13-7 lead. Georgia kicker Billy Bennett kicked a 24 yard field goal before halftime, and BC led 13-10 at halftime. In the third quarter, Georgia's Verron Haynes scored on a 1 yard touchdown run. The ensuing extra point attempt failed, and Georgia clung to a 16-13 lead. With less than 5 minutes left in the game, William Green rushed for a 7 yard touchdown, giving Boston College a 20-16 lead. BC's defense held on for the win. Green was named the game's Most Valuable Player.