Vanderbilt-Arkansas preview/ prediction

Vanderbilt hosts the Arkansas Razorbacks on Saturday (11:30 AM LFS-SEC/ESPN-GP/Yahoo Online). Vanderbilt hopes to get their first victory of the 2006 season. Here's all the game notes and a game score prediction.


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Vanderbilt

VS.


Arkansas

SiteVanderbilt Stadium (39,773) Nashville, Tenn.
Date/TimeSeptember 16, 2006, 11:30 AM CST
TelevisionLFS-SEC/ESPN-GP/Yahoo Online
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
.ArkansasVanderbilt
NicknameRazorbacksCommodores
ColorsCardinal and WhiteBlack and Gold
Enrollment17,8216,272
ConferenceSEC West SEC East
Head CoachHouston NutBobby Johnson
Coach's career record94-63 (58-41 at Arkansas)71-73 (11-37 at VU)
Record1-10-2
Base offenseMultipleMulti-set
Base defense4-34-3
Series Information
Series RecordArkansas leads, 4-2
First Meeting1949, UA 7-6
Last Meeting2005, VU 28-24

Arkansas Schedule

Sep 2 USC, L 50-14
Sep 9 Utah State, W 20-0
Sep 16 at Vanderbilt
Sep 23 Alabama
Oct 7 at Auburn
Oct 14 Southeast Missouri State
Oct 21 Mississippi
Oct 28 Louisiana-Monroe
Nov 4 at South Carolina
Nov 11 Tennessee
Nov 18 at Mississippi State
Nov 24 LSU
Vanderbilt Schedule

Sep 2 at Michigan, L 27-7
Sep 9 at Alabama, L 13-10
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 Arkansas Starters

OFFENSE

SE 85 Marcus Monk (6-6 222, Jr.)
LT 66 Tony Ugoh (6-5 300, Sr.)
LG 74 Stephen Parker (6-4 313, Sr.)
C 63 Jonathan Luigs (6-4 305, So.)
RG 75 Nate Garner (6-6 325, Jr.)
RT 69 Zac Tubbs (6-6 330, Sr.)
TE 89 Wes Murphy (6-3 250, Sr.)
FL 10 Cedric Washington (6-0 200, Sr.)
QB 16 Mitch Mustain (6-3 205, Fr.)
TB 25 Felix Jones (6-0 208, So.)
FB 22 Peyton Hillis (6-2 238, Jr.)
DEFENSE

LE 92 Jamaal Anderson (6-6 262, Jr.)
LT 55 Marcus Harrison (6-3 311, Jr.)
RT 99 Keith Jackson (6-0 292, Sr.)
RE 91 Anthony Brown (6-6 228, Sr.)
WLB 24 Sam Olajabutu (5-9 222, Sr.)
MLB 23 Desmond Sims (6-3 232, Sr.)
SLB 44 Freddie Fairchild (6-2 211, So.)
LC 2 Chris Houston (5-11 181, Jr.)
SS 6 Randy Kelly (6-0 185, Sr.)
FS 8 Michael Grant (5-11 196, Jr.)
RC 9 Matterral Richardson (6-0 194, Jr.)

Arkansas 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

CategoryVandyArkansas
Scoring Offense 8.517.0
Scoring Defense 20.0 25.0
Total Offense 203.0 372.0
Rushing Offense 61.0 204.5
Passing Offense 142.0 167.5
Total Defense 361.0360.5
Rushing Defense 190.0 163.5
Passing Defense 171.0 197.0

VandyMania Prediction

This should be a pretty good football game. Vanderbilt and Arkansas are close. However, I think overall Vanderbilt is the better team. I expect the Vanderbilt defense to be able to handle the Razorback rushing attack. It'll come down to who wants it the most.

Vanderbilt 17
Arkansas 14

Other Links:

Vanderbilt Stadium information
Official Arkansas Site
Scout.com Arkansas Site
Official Vanderbilt Site
Scout.com Vanderbilt Site
Nashville Weather Forecast





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