Music City Bowl: Preview and Prediction
|Music City Bowl Game: Preview and Prediction|
|Gaylord Hotels Music City Bowl presented by Bridgestone|
Gaylord Hotels Music City Bowl logo
|Previous Stadiums||Vanderbilt Stadium (1998)|
|Conference Tie-ins||ACC, SEC|
|Previous Conference Tie-ins||Big East (1998-2001)
Big Ten (2002-2005)
|Payout||US$1,700,000 (As of 2008[update])|
|American General Life & Accident (1998)
Gaylord Hotels (2002-present)
|Music City Bowl (1998-2001)
Gaylord Hotels Music City Bowl (2002)
|Kentucky vs. Florida State (UK 35, FSU 28)|
|Vanderbilt vs. Boston College (December 31)|
Boston College Eagles vs. Vanderbilt Commodores
Music City Bowl Game Preview
The Vanderbilt Commodores started the season with big aspirations, however, like their recent history they finished with mere disappointment. Vanderbilt started the season 5-0, but finished losing 5 out of 6, and finished with a 6-6 record. After 25 straight losing seasons and its first bowl game in 26 years. The Commodores can change their fortunes with a win in this game. Vanderbilt will enter this game with issues at the quarterback position, in their final game of the year three quarterbacks seen playing time.
On the other side of the ball, the Boston College Eagles were one win away from going to the Orange Bowl. The may be disappointed to be playing in the Music City Bowl, but their defense will show up as they have all season. The Eagles led the nation in total interceptions with 26, and featured a defense that ranked 5th nationally in total yards allowed per game at 273.4. The Eagles have enjoyed much success in bowl games recently as they have won their last 8 bowl games.
Music City Bowl Game Prediction
Vanderbilt is still unsure which quarterback they are going start and a stout Boston College defense that will be ready for any one of three quarterback’s. The Eagles also know how to get it done in bowl games and should be ready to extend the nations longest bowl winning streak.
Music City Bowl Game Pick – Boston College Eagles (-3.5)