Vanderbilt cheerleaders are all smiles before the game, despite the threat of intermittent rain.
The combination of a dreary day and a lightly regarded opponent held the crowd down significantly. How empty was it? The paid attendance was announced as 16,500, but the actual crowd was... somewhat less than that. Here's a view of the east stands as the players took the field for the first half.
This photo of the west stands was made midway through the second quarter.
Jeff Jennings (invisible to camera) would carry the ball to the 1-yard line late in the second half. He would not score on this play, but...
...Jennings (on ground, No. 21) would find his way into the end zone on the next play behind the blocking of Matthew Tant (28).
The Eastern Kentucky "Colonel" mascot.
Sean Dixon (34) got the first start of his career at cornerback. Here he guards EKU receiver Allen Evans (82).
The Spirit of Gold Band, as always, was loud and proud.
These two coeds, Brennan McDavid and Courtney Fryxell, were selected as our "VandyMania Fans of the Week."
The players, victorious for the second time this season, kneel after the game for the singing of the alma mater.
Sophomore receiver Marlon White, who had five catches for 71 yards, is interviewed after the game.
Photos by Brent Wismean, copyright 2004 for VandyMania.com.