Nashville, TN ( 12/30)……..
The 101st Airbourne group from nearby Fort Campbell delivered a night drop of the American Flag and the tonight’s game ball.
Mississippi State fans brought cow bells into the stadium and began ringing them very early in pre-game warmups.
711,971 fans have attended the game in it’s 13 year history since the first game in 1998.
The Bowl annually averages $14.2 million in economic impact to the Nashville area.
Since the first game in 1998, the Bowl has generated $185 million to the Nashville economy in a week which is considered the slowest tourism time in the Music City.
The Music City Bowl has been played in Nashville at LP Field since 1998. In that game, Virginia Tech defeated Alabama, 38-7. In last year’s game, North Carolina beat Tennessee, 30-27 in double overtime.
The Bowl will feature games between the SEC and ACC through 2013.
Scott Ramsey is President & CEO of the Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl as well as the Nashville Sports Council.
The referee for tonight’s contest was Don Willard. The Umpire was Bobby Colosimo, the head linesman was Brian Matthew, line judge was Brian Bolinger, field judge was Jeff Noggle, side judge was Grady Smith, and Tom Riepenhoff was the back judge.