Vanderbilt vs. Tennessee preview/ prediction

Vanderbilt finishes their once promising season on Saturday in Knoxille against rival Tennessee. Here is all you need to know about the game.


Vanderbilt

VS.


Tennessee

SiteNeyland Stadium (104,079), Knoxville, Tenn.
Date/TimeNovember 19, 2005, 11:30 AM CST
TelevisionJefferson Pilot, ESPN Gameplan
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
.TennesseeVanderbilt
NicknameVolunteersCommodores
ColorsOrange and WhiteBlack and Gold
Enrollment25,0586,272
ConferenceSEC East SEC East
Head CoachPhillip FulmerBobby Johnson
Coach's career record127-36 (127-36 at UT)70-71 (10-35 at VU)
Record last year10-32-9
Returning offensive starters76
Returning defensive starters76
Base offenseMultiple2-Back, Multi-set
Base defense4-34-3
Series Information
Series RecordTennessee leads, 27-67-5
First Meeting1892; Vanderbilt, 12-0
Last Meeting2004; Tennessee, 38-33

Tennessee Schedule
Sept. 3 UAB, W 17-10
Sept. 17 at Florida, L 17-6
Sept. 24 at LSU, W 30-27
Oct. 1 Ole Miss, W 27-10
Oct. 8 Georgia, L 27-14
Oct. 22 at Alabama, L 6-3
Oct. 29 South Carolina, L 16-15
Nov. 5 at Notre Dame, L 41-21
Nov. 12 Memphis, W 20-16
Nov. 19 Vanderbilt
Nov. 26 at Kentucky
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, L 48-43
Nov. 19 at Tennessee



Projected Tennessee Starters

OFFENSE

TE 28 Chris Brown (6-3, 239 So.)
LT 76 Arron Sears (6-4, 338 Jr.)
LG 52 Rob Smith (6-4, 306 Jr.)
C 66 David Ligon (6-5, 300 Jr.)
RG 70 Cody Douglas (6-4, 330 Sr.)
RT 72 Albert Toeaina (6-6, 355 Sr.)
WR 3 Robert Meachem (6-3, 218 So.)
WR 17 C.J. Fayton (6-2, 205 Sr.)
QB 7 Rick Clausen (6-3, 198 Sr.)
TB 27 Arian Foster (6-1, 211 Fr.)
FB 45 Cory Anderson (6-3, 275 Jr.)
DEFENSE

LE 98 Parys Haralson (6-2, 248 Sr.)
LT 92 Justin Harrell (6-4, 306 Jr.)
RT 55 Jesse Mahelona (6-2, 297 Sr.)
RE 94 Jason Hall (6-3, 260 Sr.)
SLB 44 Omar Gaither (6-2, 230 Sr.)
MLB 2 Kevin Simon (5-11, 234 Sr.)
WLB 40 Marvin Mitchell (6-3, 253 Jr.)
LCB 4 Jonathan Wade (6-3, 190 Fr.)
RCB 29 Inquoris Johnson (5-9, 167 So.)
FS 33 Jonathan Hefney (5-9, 174 So.)
SS 24 Antwan Stewart (6-0, 193 Jr.)

Tennessee Roster

Projected Vanderbilt Starters

OFFENSE

Z 88 George Smith (6-3, 196 Fr.)
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 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 54 Theo Horrocks(6-4, 280, So.)
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

CategoryVandyTennessee
Scoring Offense 27.117.1
Scoring Defense 29.7 18.8
Total Offense 398.8 315.8
Rushing Offense 121.7 112.2
Passing Offense 277.1 203.6
Total Defense 395.5299.2
Rushing Defense 161.8 90.2
Passing Defense 233.7 209.0

VandyMania Prediction

A once promising season was wrecked last weekend as Vandy was shocked by Kentucky on senior day. The Commodores now must travel to Knoxville where they haven't won since 1975. The 'Dores started off 2005 4-0 but have since slumped into a 6-game losing streak. Look for that streak to reach 7 as the Vols work to become bowl eligible. Senior Vol quarterback Rick Clausen will be back in place of the struggling Eric Ainge. Expect the Vol offense to find themselves against a Vanderbilt defense that has gotten worse farther into the season. UT will also work to exploit Vanderbilt's very vulnerable kick blocking.

Tennessee 34
Vanderbilt 20

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