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Football, hot chicken serve up fierce competition in Nashville

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. -

If you are one for competition, Nashville is the place to be.

Six competitive and very brave contestants squared-off in an intense and fiery battle to become the first ever Hot Chicken Eating World Champion Sunday to kick-off the Music City Bowl festivities.

After eight excruciating minutes, Molly Schuyler was crowned the record-breaking champion. 

The 125-pound Nebraska native, who is not a fan of spicy food, devoured four and a third pounds of the fiery poultry.

When asked how she would celebrate her victory, she gave a surprising answer. 

"We're going to eat a 10 pound sandwich at Piranha's in a couple of minutes," said Schuyler.

The festivities continued when southern rock band 38 Special took the stage in front of hundreds of spectators who packed Lower Broad.

However, die-hard college football fans were looking forward to another competition.

Marching bands from the opposing teams for Monday's Music City Bowl flooded Lower Broad to take part in the Battle of the Bands.

Both Ole Miss and Georgia Tech fans said watching their bands perform in Music City was a sight to see.

"These guys are just having fun, so it's not about winning and losing. It's about having a great time and enjoying the city and enjoying this whole bowl experience for them," said Georgia Tech fan Peter Yost.

The Music City Bowl takes place Monday at LP Field.  Kick-off is at 2:15 p.m.  

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