It’s not a marquee bowl for this time of year, but this game features some young up-and-coming programs in Houston and Vanderbilt.
Unfortunately for the Commodores, they will be without their starting QB as Austyn Carta-Samuels blew out his knee in the win over Georgia. This was already a defensive-oriented matchup, and Carta-Samuel’s injury makes it even more of one.
The top NFL prospect for Houston in this game isn’t draft-eligible in 2014, but keep an eye on wideout Deontay Greenberry. No. 3 is pretty easy to spot at 6’3” and with a purported 42” vertical. True freshman QB John O’Korn played well beyond his years too. (more…)