2003 Music City Bowl

Carnell Williams dives into the end zone for Auburn's second TD. The Auburn Tigers defeated the Wisconsin Badgers 28-14 in the Music City Bowl Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2003, at The Coliseum in Nashville, Tennessee. 

JOHN MANIACI -- State Journal

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Auburn Tigers finished the season the way they had hoped to open 2003.

Carnell "Cadillac" Williams and Ronnie Brown scored in the last four minutes, and each finished with two rushing touchdowns, leading Auburn to a 28-14 victory over Wisconsin in the Music City Bowl.

Jason Campbell added a season-high 67 yards on nine carries, and went 10-for-22 for 138 yards. The Tigers also had six sacks and forced two turnovers in winning their second straight game and second consecutive bowl game under coach Tommy Tuberville.

Not bad for a team that lost its first two games after being ranked sixth in the preseason and survived an embarrassing attempt by the university president at replacing Tuberville.

"We showed our poise and our unity as a team," Brown said. "We went through a lot this season and had a lot to deal with. For us to be able to put our distractions behind us and come out and win the Iron Bowl and then come win our bowl game was real exciting for us."

The Badgers (7-6), trying to give coach Barry Alvarez his 100th victory at Wisconsin, dropped to 7-2 in bowls under Alvarez, primarily because they failed to stop Auburn's running game or protect quarterback Jim Sorgi, who was hit repeatedly.

"I wasn't worried about 100," Alvarez said. "When you're playing an SEC team, you're just trying to compete."


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