Today, the Vanderbilt Commodores will play in their first bowl game since 1982. They take on a Boston College team that has won its last eight bowl games. Vanderbilt, on the other hand, has not won in the post-season since 1955. That's exactly -- to the day -- fifty-three years.
This has been a season of firsts for the Black and Gold. Perhaps today will see not a first, but a second: if Vanderbilt wins, their all-time bowl record will move from 1-1-1 to 2-1-1.
And 0.625 is a lot better than 0.500 any day.