20* CFB Saturday No-Doubt Rout on Vanderbilt -1
Cincinnati vs. Vanderbilt,
12/31/2011 15:30 EDT,
Score: 31 - 24
Point Spread: -1/-103 Vanderbilt
The Vanderbilt Commodores are one of the most underrated teams in the country. They played a gauntlet of a schedule in the SEC, yet made a bowl game. The Commodores went 6-6 this year, but four of their losses came by six points or less, and the other two came on the road to No. 2 Alabama and No. 10 South Carolina.
Vanderbilt ranks 19th in the country in total defense (324.6 yards/game). They have been winning games behind their defense, a solid running game, and the play of quarterback Jordan Rodgers, who is the brother of Green Bay's Super Bowl winning quarterback Aaron Rodgers.
Zach Stacy has been an absolute load on the ground, rushing for 1,136 yards and 13 touchdowns while averaging a whopping 6.2 yards/carry for the Commodores. Rodgers has thrown for 1,498 yards and nine touchdowns to nine interceptions since taking over for Larry Smith at quarterback. He has also rushed for 387 yards and four scores to give this offense an added dimension.
The Bearcats are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 Bowl games. Cincinnati is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games as an underdog of 0.5-3.0. The Commodores are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall. Vanderbilt is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games as a favorite. The Commodores are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 non-conference games. Bet Vanderbilt Saturday.