Vanderbilt vs. Kentucky preview/prediction

The Vanderbilt Commodores host the Kentucky Wildcats on Saturday at Vanderbilt Stadium. This will be the final home game for 21 Vanderbilt seniors. Here is everything you need to know about the game.


Vanderbilt

VS.


Kentucky

SiteVanderbilt Stadium (39,773), Nashville, Tenn.
Date/TimeNovember 12, 2005, 1:00 PM CST
TelevisionNONE
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
.KentuckyVanderbilt
NicknameWildcatsCommodores
ColorsBlue and WhiteBlack and Gold
Enrollment26,5456,272
ConferenceSEC East SEC East
Head CoachRich BrooksBobby Johnson
Coach's career record99-132-4 (8-23 at UK)70-70 (10-34 at VU)
Record last year2-92-9
Returning offensive starters76
Returning defensive starters76
Base offenseMultiple2-Back, Multi-set
Base defense3-44-3
Series Information
Series RecordVandebilt leads, 37-36-4
First Meeting1896, Vanderbilt 6-0
Last Meeting2004, Kentucky 14-13

Kentucky Schedule
Sept. 3 Louisville, L 31-24
Sept. 10 Idaho State, W 41-29
Sept. 17 at Indiana, L 38-14
Sept. 24 Florida, L 49-28
Oct. 8 at South Carolina, L 44-16
Oct. 22 at Ole Miss, L 13-7
Oct. 29 Mississippi State, W 13-7
Nov. 5 Auburn, L 49-27
Nov. 12 at Vanderbilt
Nov. 19 at Georgia
Nov. 26 Tennessee

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, L 49-42
Nov. 12 Kentucky
Nov. 19 at Tennessee




Projected Kentucky Starters

OFFENSE

TE 18 Jacob Tamme (6-5, 234 So.)
LT 71 James Alexander (6-5, 250 Fr.)
LG 72 Michael Aitcheson (6-3, 290 Jr.)
C 62 Matt McCutchan (6-3, 295 Sr.)
RG 60 Trai Williams (6-4, 280 Jr.)
RT 57 Hayden Lane (6-6, 280 Jr.)
WR 1 Scott Mitchell (6-3, 222 Sr.)
WR 4 Glenn Holt (6-2, 195 Sr.)
QB 3 Andre' Woodson (6-5, 230 So.)
FB 25 Alexis Bwenge (6-1, 229 Sr.)
TB 22 Rafael Little (5-11, 195 So.)
DEFENSE

LE 54 B. Jay Parsons (6-5, 250 Sr.)
DT 91 Trey Mielsch (6-3, 280 Sr.)
DT 66 Jason Leger (6-1, 288 So.)
DE 9 Durrell White (6-3, 245 Jr.)
SLB 46 Joe Schuler (6-3, 240 So.)
MLB 11 Ben McGrath (6-2, 240 Fr.)
WLB 16 Wesley Woodyard (6-1, 200 So.)
CB 24 Bo Smith (6-0, 195 Jr.)
SS 35 Roger Williams (6-0, 200 So.)
FS 42 Muhammad Abdullah (6-0, 205 Sr.)
CB 36 Antoine Huffman (6-0, 175 Sr.)

Kentucky Roster

Projected Vanderbilt Starters

OFFENSE

Z WR 2 Erik Davis (6-1, 192 Sr.)
X WR 82 Marlon White (6-4, 205 Jr.)
WR 10 Earl Bennett (6-2, 200, Fr.)
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.)
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

CategoryVandyKentucky
Scoring Offense 25.321.2
Scoring Defense 27.7 32.5
Total Offense 386.0 310.6
Rushing Offense 122.0 132.5
Passing Offense 264.0178.1
Total Defense 398.9444.4
Rushing Defense 156.4215.1
Passing Defense 242.4 229.2

VandyMania Prediction

Another big game for Vandy. Vandy is running out of games. Kentucky played well against Auburn last week and was also a victim of a poorly called football game. This is a dangerous game for Vanderbilt coming of that emotional game versus Florida. Look for the 'Dores to take care of business and send their seniors out of Vanderbilt stadium on a winning note.

Kentucky 20
Vanderbilt 31

Other Links:

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