Vanderbilt vs. Florida preview/ prediction

The Vanderbilt Commodores travel to Florida on Saturday to take on the Gators. Here's all the information you need to know about the game and more.


Vanderbilt

VS.


Florida

SiteBen Hill Griffin Stadium (88,548), Gainesville, Fla.
Date/TimeNovember 5, 2005, 6:15 PM CST
TelevisionESPN2
Radio Nashville WGFX 104.5-FM; Fayetteville WEKR 1240-AM; Memphis KWAN 990-AM; Nashville WNSR 560-AM; Chattanooga WDOD 1310-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
.FloridaVanderbilt
NicknameGatorsCommodores
ColorsOrange and BlueBlack and Gold
Enrollment48,6736,272
ConferenceSEC East SEC East
Head CoachUrban MeyerBobby Johnson
Coach's career record45-10 (6-2 at UF)70-69 (10-33 at VU)
Record last year7-52-9
Returning offensive starters76
Returning defensive starters76
Base offenseMultiple2-Back, Multi-set
Base defense4-34-3
Series Information
Series RecordUF leads, 27-9-2
First Meeting1945, VU 7-0
Last Meeting2004, UF 34-17

Florida Schedule
Sept. 3 Wyoming, W 32-14
Sept. 10 Louisiana Tech, W 41-3
Sept. 17 Tennessee, W 16-7
Sept. 24 at Kentucky, W 49-28
Oct. 1 at Alabama, L 31-3
Oct. 8 Mississippi State, W 35-9
Oct. 15 at LSU, L 21-17
Oct. 29 vs. Georgia, W 14-10
Nov. 5 Vanderbilt
Nov. 12 at South Carolina
Nov. 26 FLORIDA STATE


Vanderbilt Schedule
Sept. 1 at Wake Forest, W 24-20
Sept. 10 at Arkansas, W 28-24
Sept. 17 Ole Miss, W 31-23
Sept. 24 Richmond, W 37-14
Oct. 1 Middle Tennessee, L 17-15
Oct. 8 LSU, L 34-6
Oct. 15 Georgia, L 34-17
Oct. 22 at South Carolina, L 35-28
Nov. 5 at Florida
Nov. 12 Kentucky
Nov. 19 at Tennessee




Projected Florida Starters

OFFENSE

LT 74 Randy Hand (6-6, 310 Sr.)
LG 76 Tavares Washington (6-4, 320 Sr.)
C 68 Mike Degory (6-6, 304 Sr.)
RG 79 Steve Rissler (6-3, 310 Jr.)
RT 72 Lance Butler (6-7, 315 Sr.)
WR 81 Dallas Baker (6-3, 204 Sr.)
WR 9 Kenneth Tookes (6-2, 209 Jr.)
WR 8 Chad Jackson (6-1, 205 Jr.)
QB 12 Chris Leak (6-0, 210 Jr.)
RB 21 DeShawn Wynn (5-11, 230 Jr.)
RB 33 Kestahn Moore (5-10, 205 Fr.)
DEFENSE

DE 20 Joe Cohen (6-2, 275 Jr.)
DT 44 Marcus Thomas (6-3, 285 Jr.)
DT 93 Steven Harris (6-4, 281 Jr.)
DE 57 Jeremy Mincey (6-4, 265 Sr.)
SLB 47 Todd McCullough (6-5, 233 Sr.)
MLB 40 Brandon Siler (6-2, 239 So.)
WLB 30 Earl Everett (6-2, 231 Jr.)
LCB 15 Demetrice Webb (5-11, 190 Jr.)
RCB 16 Vernell Brown (5-8, 165 Sr.)
SS 46 Jarvis Herring (5-11, 205 Sr.)
FS 32 Reggie Nelson (6-1, 175 Jr.)

Florida 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-Garrison (6-1, 220 So.)
FB 17 Steven Bright (6-4, 236 Jr.)
LT 62 Ryan King (6-7, 315 Sr.)
LG 74 Chris Williams (6-7, 307, So.)
C 77 Trey Holloway (6-2, 290 Sr.)
RG 78 Josh Eames (6-5, 304 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 94 Ray Brown (6-3, 295, Jr.)
DT 95 Ralph McKenzie (6-4, 310 Sr.)
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.)
SS 33 Reshard Langford (6-2, 215 Fr.)
FS 12 Kelechi Ohanaja (6-1, 192 Sr.)
CB 14 Josh Allen (5-9, 174 Fr.)

Vanderbilt Roster

Statistics Comparision

CategoryVandyFlorida
Scoring Offense 23.225.9
Scoring Defense 25.0 15.4
Total Offense 381.9 367.9
Rushing Offense 130.0 147.4
Passing Offense 251.9 220.5
Total Defense 392.8273.6
Rushing Defense 152.1 106.0
Passing Defense 240.6 167.6

VandyMania Prediction

Vanderbilt faces a tough test at Florida this weekend. Vandy's defense will need to make some stops against the Gators to have a chance. Hopefully it won't take the 'Dores an entire half to figure out something is not working (the run). Vanderbilt can win this game but the odds are that Florida will prevail. The Gators rarely lose at home to anyone, much less Vanderbilt.

Florida 28
Vanderbilt 13

Other Links:

Stadium information
Official Florida Site
Scout.com Florida Site
Official Vanderbilt Site
Scout.com Vanderbilt Site
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