2015 Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl: Louisville vs Texas A&M


2015 Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl: Louisville vs Texas A&M

Stadium: Nissan Stadium

Location: Nashville, TN

Date: Dec. 30, 7:00 p.m. on ESPN

Capacity: 69,143

ACC record in Music City Bowl: 3-6

The Music City Bowl has featured a matchup between the ACC and SEC since 2005. Starting in 2014, the bowl showcased the extended partnership between the ACC and SEC with the introduction of the Big Ten as a third conference partner in Nashville.

As announced in July 2014, the Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl and TaxSlayer Bowl have agreed to share selections with the Big Ten and ACC to provide an opponent to the SEC through 2019.

Music City Bowl Selection Process:

  • In Nashville, the Music City Bowl struck a six-year agreement with the SEC to take on either the ACC or Big Ten (through a unique partnership with the TaxSlayer Bowl) each year.
  • The bowl game is now equally positioned with five other Bowl games (Outback, TaxSlayer, Advocare Texas, Belk, and Autozone Liberty) immediately following the College Football Playoff and Capital One Bowl.
  • The SEC office controls selection of SEC schools with input from both the Bowls and Universities within the above-mentioned six Bowl group.
  • Over the course of the next six years, the SEC will play an ACC team three times and a Big Ten team three times in our game.
  • The Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl and TaxSlayer Bowl will jointly determine which Conference (ACC or Big 10) will play in each Bowl on "Selection Sunday." The rotation is not pre-determined giving the Bowls maximum flexibility in creating the best match-ups for their respective SEC opponent.
Date Result Game MVP
December 30, 2013 Ole Miss: 25, Georgia Tech: 17 Bo Wallace, QB, Ole Miss
December 31, 2012 Vanderbilt: 38, NC State: 24 Zac Stacy, RB, Vanderbilt
December 30, 2011 Mississippi State: 23, Wake Forest: 17 Vick Ballard, RB, MSU
December 30, 2010 North Carolina: 30 (2OT), Tennessee: 27 Shaun Draughn, RB, UNC
December 27, 2009 Clemson: 21, Kentucky: 13 C.J. Spiller, RB, Clemson
December 31, 2008 Vanderbilt: 16, Boston College: 14 Brett Upson, P, Vanderbilt
December 31, 2007 Kentucky: 35, Florida State: 28 Andre Woodson, QB, Kentucky
December 29, 2006 Kentucky: 28, Clemson: 20 Andre Woodson, QB, Kentucky
December 30, 2005 Virginia: 34, Minnesota: 31 Marques Hagans, QB, UVA