Venue: Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl
When: Friday, December 30, 2016 - 3:30 p.m. ET / ESPN
Where: Nashville, TN - LP Field
Who: Nebraska Cornhuskers vs. Tennessee Volunteers
Rocky Top is staying home for the holidays. The Tennessee Volunteers are staying in the Volunteer State for their bowl game, playing in the Music City Bowl for the second time in the last seven seasons. They're going to have a huge crowd behind them for sure at Nissan Stadium, and there's a really good chance that this game ends up selling out, mostly with orange and white clad fans.
That said, the Nebraska Cornhuskers aren't pushovers. They had a couple dud games this season, but they also played in the brutal Big Ten and had to deal with some of the top teams in the entire nation even though they didn't play in the death side of the conference with Penn State, Ohio State and Michigan. It's one last chance for Tommy Armstrong to make a lasting impression in Lincoln, something that he has desperately been searching for over the course of the last several years, and we aren't ones to bet against a man who has an immense amount of talent that has largely been unrecognized during his career.
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Opening Line: Tennessee -3.5
Preview: You can bet the Tennessee Volunteers are going to have a huge home field advantage in the 2016 Music City Bowl. They only have to travel up the road from Knoxville to Nashville for this one, and that could make life really difficult on the Nebraska Cornhuskers to wrap up what otherwise was a really successful 2016 season. Continue...
Who will win the Music City Bowl?
The Music City Bowl kicks off on Friday, December 30, 2016 at 3:30 p.m. ET, with a exciting match-up of teams from the SEC and an ACC or Big Ten team play in Nashville, TN. at LP Field.
Betting odds on two of the country's most competitive college football programs look to close out college football season with a coveted postseason victory at LP Field in Nashville.
LP Field is also the home of the Tennessee Titans of the NFL, the Tennessee State Tigers and the CMA Music Festival. LP Field holds a capacity of more than 69,000 sports betting fans.
College Football fans should expect to see some tough defense and excellent athleticism in this year's Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl betting no matter which teams are featured.
These two conferences traditionally hoard the best athletes in College football and the game could boil down to a few outstanding plays made by individual efforts.
But whatever the case may be, the Music City Bowl betting should a very exciting betting affair.
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One of the first things to look for when examining the college football bowl odds is the current form of the teams. Some teams are coming into the bowl game playing very well, while others are coming in flat or disappointed.
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The first Music City Bowl game was played in Vanderbilt Stadium its first year, then moved into the newly-opened Adelphia Coliseum, which is the home of the NFL's Tennessee Titans. It matches a team from the Southeastern Conference against an at-large team.
In early 1997, the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce and the Nashville Sports Council began discussions with the Southeastern Conference (SEC) about hosting a post-season college Bowl game.
There were several reasons that factored into the discussions: Nashville is known as a destination city, its easily accessible to a majority of universities in a number of conferences, and a brand new stadium was being built for a new NFL franchise, the Tennessee Titans. Furthermore, Nashville is one of the best cities in the country for hospitality and entertainment.
Known as Music City, Nashville has several opportunities to offer the college football fan, university administrator, corporate sponsor, and local resident. After taking these points into consideration, the Chamber of Commerce, the Nashville Convention and Visitors Bureau, and the Nashville Sports Council decided to take on the challenge and the Music City Bowl was born.
Later in 1997, the Bowl aligned itself with several partners to ensure its success. The Bowl signed a four-year agreement starting in 1998 with ESPN to broadcast the game nationally. In 1998, a four-year agreement was signed with the SEC. In 1999, the Big East Conference agreed to a three-year deal to send a team to the Music City to take on the SEC.
In 2000 the Bowl took a new direction signing a four-year deal with the BIG TEN Conference to replace the Big East starting with the 2002 game. The SEC further extended their existing contract through the 2005 game.
Recently the Bowl has had some major accomplishments adding to its success and has solidified its position as one of Nashville's most important events. Gaylord Hotels (a division of Gaylord Entertainment Company and one of Music City's largest companies) agreed to serve as title sponsor of the Bowl for multiple years. Furthermore, Bridgestone, a locally headquartered international company officially became the Presenting Sponsor of the Bowl in 2003. In addition, the Bowl and ESPN inked an agreement for ESPN to broadcast the Bowl through 2008.
|Date||Winning Team||Score||Losing Team||Score|
|30 Dec. 2013||Ole Miss||25||Georgia Tech||17|
|31 Dec. 2012||Vanderbilt||38||NC State||24|
|30 Dec. 2011||Mississippi State||23||Wake Forest||17|
|30 Dec. 2010||North Carolina||30||Tennessee||27|
|27 Dec. 2009||Clemson||21||Kentucky||13|
|31 Dec. 2008||Vanderbilt||16||Boston College||14|
|31 Dec. 2007||Kentucky||35||Florida State||28|
|29 Dec. 2006||Kentucky||28||Clemson||20|
|30 Dec. 2005||Virginia||34||Minnesota||31|
|31 Dec. 2004||Minnesota||20||Alabama||16|
|31 Dec. 2003||Auburn||28||Wisconsin||14|
|30 Dec. 2002||Minnesota||29||Arkansas||14|
|28 Dec. 2001||Boston College||20||Georgia||16|
|28 Dec. 2000||West Virginia||49||Mississippi||38|
|29 Dec. 1999||Syracuse||20||Kentucky||13|
|29 Dec. 1998||Virginia Tech||38||Alabama||7|
*Note: All times Eastern
|New Mexico Bowl||Dec. 17||2 p.m.||Albuquerque, N.M.||New Mexico vs. UTSA|
|Las Vegas Bowl||Dec. 17||3:30 p.m.||Las Vegas, Nev.||Houston vs. San Diego St.|
|Camellia Bowl||Dec. 17||5:30 p.m.||Montgomery, Ala.||Appalachian St. vs. Toledo|
|Cure Bowl||Dec. 17||5:30 p.m.||Orlando, Fla.||Arkansas St. vs. UCF|
|New Orleans Bowl||Dec. 17||9 p.m.||New Orleans, La.||Louisiana-Lafayette vs. Southern Mississippi|
|Miami Beach Bowl||Dec. 19||2:30 p.m.||Miami, Fla.||Central Michigan vs. Tulsa|
|Boca Raton Bowl||Dec. 20||7 p.m.||Boca Raton, Fla.||West. Kentucky vs. Memphis|
|Poinsettia Bowl||Dec. 21||9 p.m.||San Diego, Calif.||BYU vs. Wyoming|
|Potato Bowl||Dec. 22||7 p.m.||Boise, Idaho||Colorado St. vs. Idaho|
|Bahamas Bowl||Dec. 23||1 p.m.||Nassau, Bahamas||Eastern Michigan vs. Old Dominion|
|Armed Forces Bowl||Dec. 23||4:30 p.m.||Fort Worth, Tex.||Louisiana Tech vs. Navy|
|Dollar General||Dec. 23||8 p.m.||Mobile, Ala.||Ohio vs. Troy|
|Hawaii Bowl||Dec. 24||8 p.m.||Honolulu, Hawaii||Hawaii vs. Middle Tennessee|
|St. Petersburg Bowl||Dec. 26||11 a.m.||St. Petersburg, Fla.||Miami (OH) vs. Mississippi St.|
|Quick Lane Bowl||Dec. 26||2:30 p.m.||Detroit, Mich.||Boston College vs. Maryland|
|Independence Bowl||Dec. 26||5 p.m.||Shreveport, La.||NC State vs. Vanderbilt|
|Heart of Dallas Bowl||Dec. 27||Noon||Dallas, Texas||Army vs. North Texas|
|Military Bowl||Dec. 27||3:30 p.m.||Annapolis, Md.||Temple vs. Wake Forest|
|Holiday Bowl||Dec. 27||7 p.m.||San Diego, Calif.||Minnesota vs. Wash. St.|
|Cactus Bowl||Dec. 27||10:15 p.m.||Phoenix, Ariz.||Baylor vs. Boise State|
|Pinstripe Bowl||Dec. 28||2 p.m.||New York, NY||Northwestern vs. Pittsburgh|
|Russell Athletic Bowl||Dec. 28||5:30 p.m.||Orlando, Fla.||Miami (Fla.) vs. West Virginia|
|Foster Farms Bowl||Dec. 28||8:30 p.m.||Santa Clara, Calif.||Indiana vs. Utah|
|Texas||Dec. 28||9 p.m.||Houston, Texas||Kansas St. vs. Texas A&M|
|Birmingham Bowl||Dec. 29||2 p.m.||Birmingham, Ala.||South Carolina vs. South Fla.|
|Belk Bowl||Dec. 29||5:30 p.m.||Charlotte, N.C.||Arkansas vs. Virginia Tech|
|Alamo Bowl||Dec. 29||9 p.m.||San Antonio, Texas||Colorado vs. Oklahoma St.|
|Arizona||Dec. 30||5:30 p.m.||Tucson, Ariz.||Air Force vs. South Alabama|
|Liberty Bowl||Dec. 30||Noon||Memphis, Tenn.||Georgia vs. TCU|
|Sun Bowl||Dec. 30||2 p.m.||El Paso, Texas||North Carolina vs. Stanford|
|Music City Bowl||Dec. 30||3:30 p.m.||Nashville, Tenn.||Nebraska vs. Tennessee|
|Orange Bowl||Dec. 30||8 p.m.||Miami Gardens, Fla.||Florida State vs. Michigan|
|Peach Bowl College Football Playoff Semifinal||Dec. 31||3 p.m.||Atlanta, Ga.||Alabama vs. Washington|
|Fiesta Bowl College Football Playoff Semifinal||Dec. 31||7 p.m.||Glendale, Ariz.||Clemson vs. Ohio State|
|TaxSlayer Bowl||Dec. 31||11 a.m.||Jacksonville, Fla.||Georgia Tech vs. Kentucky|
|Citrus Bowl||Dec. 31||11 a.m.||Orlando, Fla.||Louisville vs. LSU|
|Outback Bowl||Jan. 2||1 p.m.||Tampa, Fla.||Florida vs. Iowa|
|Cotton Bowl||Jan. 2||1 p.m.||Arlington, Texas||Western Mich. vs. Wisconsin|
|Rose Bowl||Jan. 2||5 p.m.||Pasadena, Calif.||Penn State vs. USC|
|Sugar Bowl||Jan. 2||8:30 p.m.||New Orleans, La.||Auburn vs. Oklahoma|
|CFP National Championship||Jan. 9||TBD||Tampa, Fla.||Peach Winner vs. Fiesta Winner|
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