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2006 Gaylord Hotels Music City Bowl
presented by Bridgestone
1 2 3 4 Total
Clemson University 0 6 0 14 20
University of Kentucky 7 7 7 7 28
Date December 29, 2006
Season 2006
Stadium LP Field
Location Nashville, Tennessee
MVP QB André Woodson, Kentucky
Favorite Clemson favored by 10[1]
Attendance 68,024[2]
Payout US$1,600,000 per team [3]
United States TV coverage
Network ESPN
Music City Bowl
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The 2006 Gaylord Hotels Music City Bowl (presented by Bridgestone) featured a contest between the Clemson Tigers and the Kentucky Wildcats. Clemson entered the game with a record of 8-4 after having been ranked in the AP poll for most weeks of the season, as high as #10;[4] Kentucky was 7-5 and unranked. Clemson was favored by 10 points.[5]

Recap of gameEdit

Micah Johnson scored on a 1 yard touchdown run to give Kentucky a 7–0 lead over Clemson. Clemson quarterback Will Proctor then fired a 32 yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Durrell Barry, but the extra point missed, and Kentucky still led 7–6. Kentucky quarterback André Woodson found wide receiver DeMoreo Ford for a 70 yard touchdown pass with 2:14 left in the half to take a 14–6 lead.

In the third quarter, Woodson found Dicky Lyons, Jr. for a 24 yard touchdown pass and a 21–6 lead. In the fourth quarter, Woodson threw a 13 yard touchdown pass to Jacob Tamme for a 28–6 lead. Will Proctor threw a 17 yard touchdown pass with 7:25 left, to get within 28–12. The 2 point conversion attempt failed. With 44 seconds left, Will Proctor threw a 17 yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Aaron Kelly. The 2 point conversion attempt to Michael Palmer was good, and Clemson trailed 28–20. The onside kick was recovered by Kentucky, who ran out the clock.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Phil Steele's 2009 College Football Preview, p.43, p.109
  2. The Music City Bowl 2006
  3. http://www.ncaafootball.com/index.php?s=&url_channel_id=32&url_article_id=4941&url_subchannel_id=&change_well_id=2
  4. http://www.appollarchive.com
  5. Phil Steele's 2007 College Football Preview, p. 55

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