N.C. State vs. Vanderbilt
Mon., Dec. 31 – Noon ET, ESPN
Nashville, Tenn. – LP Field
It’s a tale of two coaches – one interim, the other staying a while.
N.C. State (7-5) will be led by interim coach Dana Bible, stepping in for the fired Tom O’Brien. Meanwhile, new coach Dave Doeren, formerly of Northern Illinois, already is on hand and his charge is recruiting.
Meanwhile, Vanderbilt (8-4) has made back-to-back bowl games for the first time in its history. Even though the Commodores won’t leave the city limits of Nashville, it’s still a very special occasion.
Commodores coach James Franklin, who could’ve moved on to another school perhaps, signed a contract extension. Vanderbilt has quality football and stability. What a concept.
We’re going with stability.
Opening point spread: Vanderbilt by 5
The pick: Vanderbilt 24, N.C. State 17
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