The Commodores have played in one previous bowl game in Birmingham. Vanderbilt, which finished the 2013 regular season with an 8-4 record, played in the Hall of Fame Bowl in 1982 in a game which drew over 70,000 fans to Legion Field.
Houston also finished its regular season with an 8-4 record. The Cougars, of the American Athletic Conference, most recently defeated SMU 34-0. Houston also had notable wins over Rutgers (49-14), South Florida (35-23), Rice (31-26), and Temple (22-13. The Cougars suffered close losses to BYU (47-46), UCF (19-14), and Louisville (20-13).
2013 Vanderbilt vs. Houston BBVA Compass Bowl
2012 Vanderbilt 38, NC State 24 (Music City)
2011 Cincinnati 31, Vanderbilt 24 (Liberty)
2008 Vanderbilt 16, Boston College 14 (Music City)
1982 Air Force 36, Vanderbilt 28 (Hall of Fame)
1974 Vanderbilt 6, Texas Tech 6 (Peach)
1955 Vanderbilt 25, Auburn 13 (Gator)
BOWL FACT: Vanderbilt has the highest non-losing percentage in bowl games played of any SEC team.
Vanderbilt vs. Houston in BBVA Compass Bowl
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