Vanderbilt bowl outlook

Another surge of excitement has swept the Commodore faithful with only days before the bowl selections come out. We know Vanderbilt will be in a bowl, we just don't know which one yet. Look inside to see what some of the "experts" from around the country are saying... along with our own projection.

The Gator Bowl
Jan. 1- 11 am CT (TV: ESPN2)
Big Ten vs. SEC
Payout: $3,500,000

CBS Sports' Jerry Palm: Vanderbilt vs. Michigan Vanderbilt vs. Michigan Vanderbilt vs. Minnesota

The Music City Bowl
Dec. 30- 2:15 pm CT (TV: ESPN)
Payout: $1,837,500

Phil Steele: Vanderbilt vs. Georgia Tech Vanderbilt vs. Miami Vanderbilt vs. Georgia Tech
Sporting News: Vanderbilt vs. Maryland Vanderbilt vs. Boston College

The Liberty Bowl
Dec. 31- 3:00 CT (TV: ESPN)
SEC vs. C-USA/American
Payout: $1,437,500

SB Nation: Vanderbilt vs. Marshall
Tampa Tribune: Vanderbilt vs. Rice
USA Today: Vanderbilt vs. East Carolina
National Football Post: Vanderbilt vs. Marshall Vanderbilt vs. Marshall
Athlon Sports: Vanderbilt vs. Marshall

The Chick-fil-A Bowl
Dec. 31- 7:00 CT (TV: ESPN)
Payout: $2,930,000

There are no known projections of Vanderbilt playing in the Chick-fil-A Bowl.

What we project:
It would be great for Vandy to experience a bowl game outside of Tennessee for the first time in over 30 years. However, Vandy doesn't seem to be on the Chick-fil-A Bowl's radar and Gator Bowl officials reportedly want Georgia very badly. It's also unlikely that the SEC would stoop so low as to send Vanderbilt to the Music City Bowl two years in a row, just miles from the VU campus. Therefore we project that Vanderbilt will play in the Liberty Bowl. Top Stories