Music City Bowl game notes

First win for SEC; Williams ties Bo's mark

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Auburn became the first SEC team to win the Music City Bowl in the game's six-year history. In 2002, Minnesota defeated No. 25 Arkansas 29-14.


"Once we heard the SEC had never won it, it was one of our goals," running back Ronnie Brown said. "We took it into consideration and wanted to win this for our seniors and coaching staff. We kind of put everything that has happened in the last month in the back of our mind and came away with a win."


This is Auburn's first win against Wisconsin; the Tigers now own a 1-0-1 record against the Badgers. The previous game, held Oct. 10, 1931 in Madison, resulted in a 7-7 tie.


Wisconsin head coach Barry Alvarez now holds a 7-2 bowl record. Wisconsin's other bowl loss came at the hands of Georgia, in a 33-6 trouncing in the 1998 Outback Bowl. The following year, the Badgers went to the Rose Bowl, defeating UCLA 38-31.

Can't catch the Cadillac… Junior running back Carnell Williams' 17th touchdown tied the school record for single-season rushing touchdowns with Bo Jackson, who set the record in 1985. He also had 1,307 yards this season and now holds the fifth-highest number of single-season rushing yards. He surpassed Stephen Davis, who had 1,263 in 1994. In all-purpose yardage, Williams set yet another record with 1,647 yards, passing up Rudi Johnson, who set the record in 2000 with 1,637. Among those 1,647 yards is a 19-yard completion to senior wide receiver Jeris McIntyre on the first play of the game Wednesday, his first career pass.

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