2003 Gaylord Hotels Music City Bowl
presented by Bridgestone
1234 Total
Wisconsin 0608 14
Auburn 07714 28
DateDecember 31, 2003
Season2003
StadiumThe Coliseum
LocationNashville, Tennessee
MVPQB Jason Campbell, Auburn
RefereeJack Childress[1] (ACC)
Attendance55,109[2]
PayoutUS$912,912 per team [3]
United States TV coverage
NetworkESPN[4]
Nielsen ratings2.44[2]
Music City Bowl
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The 2003 Music City Bowl was played on December 31, 2003, in Nashville, Tennessee, and featured the Auburn Tigers and the Wisconsin Badgers. It was the sixth edition of the game. Sponsored by Gaylord Hotels and Bridgestone, it was officially named the Gaylord Hotels Music City Bowl presented by Bridgestone.

Recap of game

After a scoreless first quarter, Wisconsin kicked a 20-yard field goal in the second quarter to go up 3-0. Auburn running back Ronnie Brown scored on a 1-yard touchdown run, to give Auburn a 7-3 lead. Wisconsin kicked another field goal before halftime, and ended up trailing only 7-6.

In the third quarter, Carnell Williams scored on a 1-yard touchdown run, to give the Tigers a 14-6 lead over Wisconsin. With 8:14 left in the fourth quarter, quarterback Jim Sorgi fired a 12-yard touchdown pass to Lee Evans. The 2-point conversion attempt to Owen Daniels was successful, and the score was tied at 14. Ronnie Brown scored on a 2-yard touchdown run, and Carnell Williams scored on a 1-yard touchdown run, as Auburn pulled away for a 28-14 win.

Both teams were awarded $912,912 for their participation in the game.[2]

References

  1. ^ "Music City Bowl". Archived from the original on 2008-08-20. Retrieved 2008-01-16.
  2. ^ a b c "Music City Bowl". Archived from the original on 2010-11-27. Retrieved 2008-01-16.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-11-27. Retrieved 2008-01-16.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "Music City Bowl". Archived from the original on 2010-11-27. Retrieved 2008-01-16.