2001 Music City Bowl
1234 Total
Boston College 31007 20
Georgia 7360 16
DateDecember 28, 2001
Season2001
StadiumLP Field
LocationNashville, Tennessee
MVPRB William Green, Boston College
Attendance46,125
PayoutUS$750,000 per team [1]
United States TV coverage
NetworkESPN
Music City Bowl
 < 2000  2002

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 Boston College Eagles and the Georgia Bulldogs.

Game Recap

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.

References

  1. ^ "CNNSI.com - 2001 College Bowls - 2001-02 bowl games schedule - Thursday January 03, 2002 11:38 PM". Archived from the original on 2010-04-19. Retrieved 2008-12-27.