Vanderbilt-Michigan preview/ prediction

It's almost football time! Vanderbilt opens the 2006 season at Michigan on Saturday. VandyMania takes a look at the matchup and makes a prediction of the score.


Vanderbilt

VS.


Michigan

SiteMichigan Stadium (107,501), Ann Arbor, Mich.
Date/TimeSeptember 2, 2006, 11:00 AM CST
TelevisionESPN (HD)
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
.MichiganVanderbilt
NicknameWolverinesCommodores
ColorsMaize and BlueBlack and Gold
Enrollment37,3066,272
ConferenceBig 10 SEC East
Head CoachLloyd CarrBobby Johnson
Coach's career record102-34 (102-34 at Michigan)71-71 (11-35 at VU)
Record0-00-0
Base offenseMultiple2-Back, Multi-set
Base defenseMultiple4-3
Series Information
Series RecordMichigan leads, 9-0-1
First Meeting1905, Michigan 18-0
Last Meeting1969, Michigan 42-14

Michigan Schedule

Sep 2 Vanderbilt
Sep 9 Central Michigan
Sep 16 at Notre Dame
Sep 23 Wisconsin
Sep 30 at Minnesota
Oct 7 Michigan State
Oct 14 at Penn State
Oct 21 Iowa
Oct 28 Northwestern
Nov 4 Ball State
Nov 11 at Indiana
Nov 18 at Ohio State
Vanderbilt Schedule

Sep 2 at Michigan
Sep 9 at Alabama
Sep 16 Arkansas
Sep 23 Tennessee State
Sep 30 Temple
Oct 7 at Mississippi
Oct 14 at Georgia
Oct 21 South Carolina
Oct 28 at Duke
Nov 4 Florida
Nov 11 at Kentucky
Nov 18 Tennessee



Projected Michigan Starters

OFFENSE

QB 7 Chad Henne (6-2 225, Jr.)
TB 20 Mike Hart (5-9 198, Jr.)
FB 40 Obianna Oluigbo (6-0 235, Sr.)
WR 86 Mario Manningham (6-1 187, So.)
WR 15 Steve Breaston (6-1 182, Sr.)
TE 89 Tyler Ecker (6-6 247, Sr.)
OT 77 Jake Long (6-7 315, Jr.)
OT 72 Rueben Riley (6-3 305, Sr.)
OG 57 Adam Kraus (6-6 295, Jr.)
OG 73 Alex Mitchell (6-5 310, So.)
C 54 Mark Bihl (6-5 297, Sr.)
DEFENSE

DE 90 Tim Jamison (6-3 250, So.)
DE 56 LaMarr Woodley (6-2 270, Sr.)
DT 67 Terrance Taylor (6-0 305, So.)
DT 80 Alan Branch (6-6 330, Jr.)
LB 2 Shawn Crable (6-5 245, Jr.)
LB 37 Christopher Graham (5-11 225, Jr.)
LB 45 David Harris (6-2 240, Sr.)
CB 29 Leon Hall (5-11 195, Sr.)
CB 5 Charles Stewart (6-1 196, So.)
S 22 Jamar Adams (6-2 215, Jr.)
S 19 Willis Barringer (6-0 205, Sr.)

Michigan Roster

Projected Vanderbilt Starters

OFFENSE

WR 10 Earl Bennett (6-1, 200 So.)
WR 82 Marlon White (6-4, 205 Sr.)
QB 3 Chris Nickson (6-1, 210 So.)
TB 22 Cassen Jackson-Garrison
(6-1, 225, Jr.)
FB 17 Steven Bright (6-4, 240, Sr.)
LT 74 Chris Williams (6-7, 307, So.)
LG 78 Josh Eames (6-5, 310, Jr.)
C 53 Hamilton Holliday (6-4, 290 Jr.)
RG 64 Merritt Kirchoffer (6-5, 315 So.)
RT 72 Brian Stamper (6-5, 305 Sr.)
TE 83 Brad Allen (6-4, 240 So.)
DEFENSE

DE 48 Curtis Gatewood (6-3, 230 Jr.)
DT 54 Theo Horrocks(6-4, 290, Jr.)
DT 94 Ray Brown (6-3, 305 Sr.)
DE 46 Chris Booker (6-4, 252 Sr.)
WLB 40 Kevin Joyce (6-3, 220 Sr.)
MLB 47 Jonathan Goff (6-4, 240 Jr.)
SLB 49 Marcus Buggs (5-11, 230 Jr.)
CB 34 Sean Dixon (6-0, 186, Sr.)
SS 33 Reshard Langford (6-2, 218 So.)
FS 12 Ryan Hamilton (6-1, 205 Fr.*)
CB 14 Josh Allen (5-9, 184 So.)

Vanderbilt Roster

Statistics Comparision

CategoryVandyMichigan
Scoring Offense 27.1828.75
Scoring Defense 29.18 20.33
Total Offense 395.64 384.25
Rushing Offense 115.09 161.58
Passing Offense 280.55 222.67
Total Defense 393.73345.17
Rushing Defense 169.91 137.33
Passing Defense 223.82 207.83

2005 statistics

VandyMania Prediction

Michigan can expect a tough fight from Vanderbilt in Ann Arbor on Saturday. After the Commodore team worked hard for years to improve, the media gave all the credit to one person. Vandy is on a mission of their own. The men in black will be within a score of Michigan in the second half before the Wolverines pull away.

Michigan 34
Vanderbilt 17

Other Links:

Michigan Stadium information
Official Michigan Site
Scout.com Michigan Site
Official Vanderbilt Site
Scout.com Vanderbilt Site
Ann Arbor Weather Forecast





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