Boxscore
Vanderbilt 38, North Carolina State 24
Monday, December 31, 2012 12:00 PM
Location - LP Field
Attendance - 55801

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
North Carolina State 0 14 0 10 24
Vanderbilt 7 21 3 7 38

Recap


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. 

SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 9:51
Vanderbilt   TD  Vanderbilt 7 - North Carolina State 0
2nd Quarter - 10:08
Vanderbilt   TD  Vanderbilt 14 - North Carolina State 0
2nd Quarter - 6:18
North Carolina State   TD  Vanderbilt 14 - North Carolina State 7
2nd Quarter - 3:47
Vanderbilt   TD  Vanderbilt 21 - North Carolina State 7
2nd Quarter - 3:35
North Carolina State   TD  Vanderbilt 21 - North Carolina State 14
2nd Quarter - 0:41
Vanderbilt   TD  Vanderbilt 28 - North Carolina State 14
3rd Quarter - 9:39
Vanderbilt   FG  Vanderbilt 31 - North Carolina State 14
4th Quarter - 14:56
North Carolina State   FG  Vanderbilt 31 - North Carolina State 17
4th Quarter - 5:11
Vanderbilt   TD  Vanderbilt 38 - North Carolina State 17
4th Quarter - 2:06
North Carolina State   TD  Vanderbilt 38 - North Carolina State 24
TEAMS

Team Records

  North Carolina State Vanderbilt
W/L 7 - 6 - 0 9 - 4 - 0
Conference 4 - 4 - 0 5 - 3 - 0

Team Stats

  North Carolina State Vanderbilt
Score 24 38
First Downs 24 17
3rd Down Efficiency 13-for-19
68%
3-for-14
21%
4th Down Efficiency 0-for-1
0%
3-for-4
75%
Total Yards 424 225
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 25-41 41-117
Average/Rush 1.6 2.9
Passing
Comp-Att 35-53 16-27
Passing Yards 383 108
Average/Pass Play 6.8 3.9
Penalties-Yards 9-90 2-10
Fumbles-Lost 3-2 0-0
Interceptions Thrown 3 0
Time of Possession 27:04 32:56

PLAYER STATS

Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
M. Glennon 35/53 383 1 3
Vanderbilt (9 - 4)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
J. Rodgers 16/25 108 2 0
Z. Stacy 0/1 0 0 0
A. Carta-Samuels 0/1 0 0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
T. Creecy 9 43 4.8 1
S. Thornton 12 39 3.2 0
M. Glennon 3 -20 -6.7 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
Z. Stacy 25 107 4.3 1
W. Tate 9 14 1.6 1
J. Rodgers 4 6 1.5 1
B. Kimbrow 1 -2 -2.0 0
J. Matthews 1 -4 -4.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
T. Palmer 8 111 13.9 0
T. Creecy 6 50 8.3 0
R. Smith 3 50 16.7 1
S. Thornton 5 41 8.2 0
Q. Payton 3 37 12.3 0
M. Carter 3 34 11.3 0
A. Talbert 3 29 9.7 0
A. Watson 2 21 10.5 0
L. Winkles 1 5 5.0 0
B. Underwood 1 5 5.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
J. Matthews 7 61 8.7 1
C. Boyd 4 18 4.5 1
Z. Stacy 1 12 12.0 0
W. Tate 2 10 5.0 0
S. Scheu 2 7 3.5 0