College Football Open Thread: BBVA Compass Bowl

Don McPeak-USA TODAY Sports

A brief look at Vanderbilt's Jordan Matthews before the Commodores take on the Houston Cougars.

The BBVA Compass Bowl kicks off today at 10am PST giving you a perfect appetizer before the NFL playoff games get going later today. The game features two 8-4 teams as the Vanderbilt Commodores take on the Houston Cougars from Birmingham, Alabama.

The best pro prospect (and probably the only one really worth mentioning in this game) on the field will be Vandy WR Jordan Matthews. Matthews is the all-time leader in receptions in the SEC, a record he broke last season. The 6-3, 205lbs receiver is also the only receiver in SEC history to record back-to-back season with at least 90 catches.

The 49ers need a receiver is well documented. When you consider need and that Matthews is a distant cousin of the GOAT Jerry Rice this could be a match made in heaven. I like Matthews and think he will have a ton of success in the NFL. He reminds me a lot of Michael Crabtree and might have the best hands of any receiver in the draft.

Enjoy the game!

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