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It's been a long time since Vanderbilt was invited to play in a bowl game, 26 years in fact.



2008-12-31

It's been a long time since Vanderbilt was invited to play in a bowl game, 26 years in fact. As such, there figures to be a ton of enthusiasm in the Music City Bowl on Wednesday when the Commodores invite Boston College to their home town. The Eagles are looking for a 9th straight bowl game win and are favored by 4-points.

Vanderbilt waited 26 years to play in first bowl game and they don't even get to leave Nashville, playing in Music City bowl. The Commodores (6-6, 7-5 ATS) come in among the coldest bowl teams, losing six of last seven encounters. The offense caused this to happen, finishing 117th in total yards. Vandy is 22-7 ATS away from home after playing their last game on the road. Boston College (9-4, 7-5 ATS) suffered a second straight ACC title game defeat and their motivation will come into question. With two defensive teams, this conflict could go Under. Boston College is 22-9 UNDER on the road after a spread loss and Vanderbilt is 17-6 UNDER in all games over the last two seasons. The Eagles are riding eight bowl game winning streak and had reeled off nine bowl covers in a row before losing last two.

Music City Bowl Series Trend: Underdogs have covered two of the last three Music City Bowl games and are 6-3 ATS in the last nine. UNDER the total is also on a 5-2 run, but this year's posted total of 41 will be the lowest in the 10-year history of this bowl series.

Top ATS Trend
• BOSTON COLLEGE is 8-19 ATS (-12.9 Units) vs. poor passing teams averaging 150 or less passing yards/game. since 1992. The average score was BOSTON COLLEGE 22.1, OPPONENT 22.3 - (Rating = 1*)

Top Totals Trend
• VANDERBILT is 8-1 UNDER (+6.9 Units) as an underdog of 3.5 to 10 points over the last 2 seasons. The average score was VANDERBILT 17.7, OPPONENT 21.0 - (Rating = 1*)

Recent BOSTON COLLEGE Bowl Game Trends
* Boston College has won 8 straight bowl games SU, going 6-2 ATS.
* On totals, the OVER is on a 4-2 run in Boston College bowl games.
* Boston College is 4-2 ATS in L6 as bowl game favorite, but 0-2 ATS in L2.

Recent VANDERBILT Bowl Game Trends
* Like MLB's Brewers, VANDERBILT is playing in its first postseason game since '82.
* VANDERBILT has not won a bowl game outright in 53 years.
* VANDERBILT lost its only lined bowl game as a 9-point favorite, both SU & ATS

StatFox Forecaster says: BOSTON COLLEGE 24, VANDERBILT 18


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