Vanderbilt vs. Ole Miss preview/ prediction

After a shocking win at Arkansas the Vanderbilt Commodores return home to host the Ole Miss Rebels and pay tribute to a fallen friend, Kwane Doster.


Vanderbilt

VS.


Ole Miss

SiteVanderbilt Stadium (39,100), Nashville, TN
Date/TimeSeptember 17, 2005, 11:30 AM CST
TelevisionJP Sports
Radio Nashville WGFX 104.5-FM; Fayetteville WEKR 1240-AM; Memphis KWAN 990-AM; Nashville WNSR 560-AM; Chattanooga WDOD 1390-AM; Huntsville WTKI 1450-AM; Smithville WJLE 101.7-FM; Ardmore WSLV 1110-AM; Clarksville WJZM 1400-AM; Lewisburg WAXO 1220-AM; Smithville WJLE 1480-AM; Ashland City WQSV 790-AM; Columbia WMGC 810-AM; Manchester WFTZ 101.5-FM; Winchester WCDT 1340-AM
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General School/ Team Information
.Ole MissVanderbilt
NicknameRebelsCommodores
ColorsCardinal Red and Navy BlueBlack and Gold
Enrollment16,49810,291
ConferenceSEC West SEC East
Head CoachEd OrgeronBobby Johnson
Coach's career record1-0 (1-0 at UM)68-65 (8-29 at VU)
Record last year4-72-9
Returning offensive starters66
Returning defensive starters66
Base offenseMultple Pro2-Back, Multi-set
Base defense4-34-3
Series Information
Series RecordUM leads, 44-32
First Meeting1894, VU 40-0
Last Meeting2004, UM 26-23

Ole Miss Schedule
Sept. 5 at Memphis, W 10-6
Sept. 17 at Vanderbilt
Sept. 24 Wyoming
Oct. 1 at Tennessee
Oct. 8 The Citadel
Oct. 15 Alabama
Oct. 22 Kentucky
Oct. 29 at Auburn
Nov. 12 Arkansas
Nov. 19 LSU
Nov. 26 at Mississippi State

Vanderbilt Schedule
Sept. 1 at Wake Forest, W 24-20
Sept. 10 at Arkansas, W 28-24
Sept. 17 Ole Miss
Sept. 24 Richmond
Oct. 1 Middle Tennessee
Oct. 8 LSU
Oct. 15 Georgia
Oct. 22 at South Carolina
Nov. 5 at Florida
Nov. 12 Kentucky
Nov. 19 at Tennessee




Projected Ole Miss Starters

OFFENSE

SE 7 Taye Biddle (6-1, 175 Sr.)
LT 75 Bobby Harris (6-4, 310 Sr.)
LG 78 David Traxler (6-6, 292 Fr.)
C 65 Tony Bonds (6-2, 300 Jr.)
RG 74 Michael Oher (6-5, 300 Fr.)
RT 70 Tre' Stallings (6-4, 317 Sr.)
TE 85 Robert Hough (6-4, 220 So.)
FL 87 Mario Hill (6-1, 195 Sr.)
QB 16 Micheal Spurlock (5-11, 200 Sr.)
RB 21 Jamal Pittman (6-2, 240 Jr.)
FB 44 Jason Cook (6-0, 230 Fr.)

SB 11 Mike Espy (6-0, 195 Sr.)

DEFENSE

LE 77 Jayme Mitchell (6-6, 285 Sr.)
DT 54 Jeremy Garrett (6-1, 270 So.)
N 72 Michael Bozeman (6-2, 290 Sr.)
RE 99 Corvelli Haynes (6-3, 255 Sr.)
WLB 38 Kelvin Robinson (6-1, 220 Sr.)
MLB 49 Patrick Willis (6-2, 230 Jr.)
SLB 26 Garry Pack (6-1, 220 So.)
LCB 9 Travis Johnson (6-1, 191 Sr.)
SS 13 Jamarca Sanford (5-10, 200 Fr.)
FS 20 Charles Clark (6-0, 195 Jr.)
RCB 3 Trumaine McBride (5-10, 180 Jr.)

Ole Miss Roster

Projected Vanderbilt Starters

OFFENSE

WR 2 Erik Davis (6-1, 192 Sr.)
WR 82 Marlon White (6-4, 205 Jr.)
QB 6 Jay Cutler (6-4, 228 Sr.)
TB 21 Jeff Jennings (6-1, 228 So.)
or
22 Cassen Jackson (6-1, 220 So.)
FB 17 Steven Bright (6-4, 236 Jr.)
or
44 David Whittington (6-2, 244, R-Fr.)
LT 62 Ryan King (6-7, 315 Sr.)
LG 78 Josh Eames (6-5, 304 So.)
C 77 Trey Holloway (6-2, 290 Sr.)
RG 55 Elliot Hood (6-5, 295, So.)
RT 72 Brian Stamper (6-5, 292 Jr.)
TE 84 Dustin Dunning (6-5, 250 Sr.)
DEFENSE

DE 4 Herdley Harrison (6-3, 254 Sr.)
DT 95 Ralph McKenzie (6-4, 310 Sr.)
DT 54 Theo Horrocks (6-4, 280 So.)
DE 46 Chris Booker (6-4, 252 Sr.)
WLB 40 Kevin Joyce (6-3, 220 Jr.)
MLB 47 Jonathan Goff (6-4, 240 So.)
SLB 30 Moses Osemwegie (6-0, 228 Sr.)
CB 36 Andrew Pace (6-1, 200 Sr.)
FS 12 Kelechi Ohanaja (6-1, 192 Sr.)
or
25 Ben Koger (6-0, 196 Jr.)
SS 33 Reshard Langford (6-2, 215 Fr.)
CB 26 34 Sean Dixon (6-0, 186, Jr.)

Vanderbilt Roster

Statistics Comparision

CategoryVandyOle Miss
Scoring Offense26.010.0
Scoring Defense 22.0 6.0
Total Offense 415.0 262.0
Rushing Offense 138.055.0
Passing Offense 277.0 207.0
Total Defense435.0268.0
Rushing Defense 234.0 119.0
Passing Defense 201.0149

VandyMania Prediction

Ole Miss has been a thorn in Vandy's side since 1999, which was the last year Vanderbilt threatened to go bowling. The Commodores have an excellent chance to catch the Rebs while they are adjusting to new offensive and defensive schemes, along with a new coach. Expect a not so high scoring game with the Commodores coming out on top . . . again.

Ole Miss 13
Vanderbilt 21

Other Links:

Stadium information
Official Ole Miss Site
Scout.com Ole Miss Site
Official Vanderbilt Site
Scout.com Vanderbilt Site
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