Altemus 2008 Music City Bowl Picks

Evan Altemus is really turning it on with his college football bowl picks to finish off the season, cashing another easy winner last night with Vanderbilt over Boston College.  Let’s take a look at how he came to the conclusion the Commodores were the play after analyzing the bowl game odds:

Vanderbilt hasn’t been to a bowl game since 1982 and hasn’t won a bowl since 1955.  The Commodores have billed this game as the biggest ever in their program.  Obviously, they are going bring their best effort and then some to this game.  This game is the situation that Vanderbilt is best at, facing a team that doesn’t match their motivation and intensity.  Boston College is glad to be in a bowl game, but they lost the ACC Championship for the second straight season, ruining their hopes for an Orange Bowl bid.  In addition, the Eagles are without their starting quarterback, Chris Crane, who is out for the season with a broken collarbone.  Back-up Dominique Davis is a significant drop off in talent, especially since the Eagles would prefer to throw the ball.  Vanderbilt has an edge in athletes in this game, as they have more overall team speed.  In addition, the Commodores get to play essentially a home game, as their campus is in downtown Nashville.  Look for Vanderbilt to use their extra motivation and focus to get the win in their home city.