MUSIC CITY BOWL - Dec. 29, 2006 - The Coliseum, Nashville, TN
Clemson (8-4) vs. Kentucky (7-5)
Ah yes, the always dangerous "One Team Happy To Be Here" vs. "One Team Kinda Mopey To Be Here" matchup. We've seen this type of scenario knock Oregon and Cal off their pouty perches the last two seasons. While this matchup doesn't have a juicy BCS-snub storyline, make no mistake - Kentucky is positively giddy to be in Nashville and the Tigers are certainly not.
Nonetheless, it is difficult to imagine the porous Wildcat defense doing much to stop Thunder Davis and Lightning Spiller. Stacking the box early and hoping QB Will Proctor gets rattled is about the only shot the Cats have of staying in the game, but they just don't have the horses to do it.
That said, look for very talented UK QB Andre Woodson to burn the Tigers a few times, giving the likely pro-Cat crowd a few reasons to cheer. Regardless, Clemson will salvage a bit of their fading season this afternoon.
Clemson 30, Kentucky 17