BBVA Compass Bowl: Vanderbilt vs. Houston
Schedule analysis: Vanderbilt (8-4) ended the season with four straight win including road victories at Florida and Tennessee. They started 4-4 with losses to Ole Miss, South Carolina, Missouri and Texas A&M. Between the Missouri and Texas A&M losses they upset Georgia. Houston started the season winning five straight with the best victory coming against Rice. The Cougars lost to BYU and then dropped three straight conference games to UCF, Louisville and Cincinnati.
Miles from stadium: Vanderbilt is 191 miles away from Legion Field in Birmingham. Houston is 664 miles away.
Pick: Vanderbilt -3