by CollegeFootballPoll.com Staff
December 30, 2013
Music City Bowl MVP Bo Wallace led the Ole Miss Rebels to a 35-17 win over Georgia Tech on Monday. The Mississippi quarterback finished the game with 256 yards passing and 1 touchdown to go along with 86 rushing yards and 2 touchdowns.
Georgia Tech, a 4.63-point favorite in the Congrove Computer Rankings at CollegeFootballPoll.com, fell behind 23-7 before managing to cut the score to 23-17 with more than 13 minutes remaining. But the Rebel offense then ate up roughly 11 of the final 13 minutes and the defense tallied a safety to close out the scoring.
The bowl win was Mississippi's 6th straight as the Rebels haven't lost a bowl game since the 2000 season. Ole Miss has emerged victorious from 10 of its last 11 bowls.
Mississippi recovered from a 2-game losing streak, including a painful setback to rival Mississippi State, to finish the year 8-5.
It was the 8th loss in the last 9 bowl appearances for the Yellow Jackets after last year's Sun Bowl win over USC snapped a 7-bowl losing streak.
Georgia Tech dropped to 7-6 with its third loss in its last 4 games.
Georgia Tech mustered just 151 yards on the ground and 298 yards total, or nearly 50 yards less than Wallace had on his own for Ole Miss. The Yellow Jackets entered the game averaging 311 yards per game on the ground and only Virginia Tech (129) held them to fewer than Ole Miss.