tBBC Preview: Music City Bowl – N.C. State vs Vanderbilt

Written December 31st, 2012 by Gary Russell II

N.C. State (7-5, 4-4 ACC) vs. Vanderbilt (8-4, 5-3 SEC)

Monday December 31st, Noon EST ESPN

Bowl History:  The Franklin American Mortgage Company Music City Bowl began in 1998.  The bowl was created to stimulate the economy in Nashville and also so that Nashville could show off it’s beauty to tourists.  ESPN has shown the bowl annually ever since its inception and more 760,000 fans have attened the bowl in person.  While the bowl has played host to many conferences, it is exclusively an ACC-SEC matchup though 2014.  The game has featured many big players such as Jason Campbell, Marion Barber, and C.J. Spiller.

N.C. State Scouting Report:  Offensively, the Wolfpack rely on QB Mike Glennon and WR Tobias Palmer.  Glennon threw for 30 touchdowns and averaged 304 yards/game.  Palmer may not have led the team in yards and TD’s (670 yards this season and 6 touchdowns), he has been Glennon’s favorite target in big games.  CB David Amerson leads the team defensively after breaking the ACC interception record last season.  He will probably face off against Vanderbilt’s WR Jordan Matthews.

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