Vanderbilt 38, North Carolina State 24: Zac Stacy rushed for 107 yards and a touchdown and Jordan Rodgers passed for two scores and ran for another as the hometown Commodores used five Wolfpack turnovers to win the Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl in Nashville, Tenn.
Jordan Matthews caught seven passes for 61 yards and a touchdown for Vanderbilt (9-4), which won its seventh consecutive game to match the school's single-season record of nine victories set in 1904 and tied in 1915.
North Carolina State's Mike Glennon was 35-of-53 for 383 yards and a touchdown, but also threw three interceptions
Tobais Palmer pulled the Wolfpack (7-6) within 21-14 with a 94-yard kickoff return for a touchdown, but N.C. State's fourth turnover of the half set up Rodgers' 18-yard scoring pass to Matthews to make it 28-14 with 41 seconds left in the half.
N.C. State stayed within two scores throughout the second half, but Rodgers' 15-yard touchdown run with 5:11 left sealed Vanderbilt's first bowl win since the 2008 Music City Bowl.
GAME NOTEBOOK: The Commodores tied their all-time bowl scoring record of 28 points before halftime. … Palmer set a school record for kickoff return yards in a season and became the first N.C. State player with two kickoff returns for touchdowns since Lamont Reid in 2002. … Glennon moved into a tie for second place in school history with eight 300-yard passing games, trailing only the San Diego Chargers' Philip Rivers.