Vanderbilt-Tenn. State preview/ prediction

The Vanderbilt Commodores hope to get their first win of the 2006 season on Saturday when they host the TSU Tigers. VandyMania gives you all the information you need for the game and makes a game score prediction.


Vanderbilt

VS.


Tennessee State

Site Vanderbilt Stadium (39,773), Nashville, Tenn.
Date/TimeSeptember 23, 2006, 6:00 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
Internet LINK
General School/ Team Information
.Tennessee StateVanderbilt
NicknameTigersCommodores
ColorsRoyal Blue and WhiteBlack and Gold
Enrollment9,0246,272
ConferenceOhio Valley SEC East
Head CoachJames WebsterBobby Johnson
Coach's career record4-10 (4-10 at Tennessee State)71-71 (11-38 at VU)
Record2-10-3
Base offenseMultipleMulti-set
Base defense4-34-3
Series Information
Series RecordFirst Meeting
First MeetingFirst Meeting
Last MeetingFirst Meeting

Tennessee State Schedule

Sep 2 Alabama A&M, L 27-20
Sep 9 Murray State, W 25-15
Sep 16 at Jackson State, W 31-30
Sep 23 at Vanderbilt
Sep 30 Florida A&M
Oct 14 Tennessee Tech
Oct 21 at Jacksonville State
Oct 28 Samford
Nov 4 at Eastern Illinois
Nov 11 Southeast Missouri State
Nov 18 at Eastern Kentucky
Vanderbilt Schedule

Sep 2 at Michigan, L 27-7
Sep 9 at Alabama, L 13-10
Sep 16 Arkansas, L 21-19
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 Tennessee State Starters

OFFENSE

OT 67 Qudu Adeboyejo (6-6, 260, Sr.)
OG 78 Raushan Rowser (6-5, 305 Sr.)
C 64 Cecil Newton (6-2, 305 Jr.)
OG 70 Damian Pitts (6-3, 290 Sr.)
OT 60 Sadrac St. Louis (6-,4 320 Sr.)
TE 85 Eddie Woods (6-2, 250 Jr.)
FB 35 Brandon Jackson (6-1, 235 So.)
TB 28 Javarris Williams (5-11, 215 So.)
QB 16 Antonio Heffner (6-2, 200 So.)
WR 06 Mike Mason (6-0, 190 Sr.)
WR 05 Chris Johnson (6-2, 180 So.)
DEFENSE

DE 13 Shau Richardson
DT 99 Almonte Duncan (6-3, 295 Sr.)
DT 97 Leonard Davis (6-3, 290 Sr.)
DE 98 Johnathan Edwards (6-5, 220 Sr.)
LB 32 Carlos Jones (6-1, 185 Sr.)
LB 27 Kalvin Baker (6-1, 225 Fr.)
LB 47 Daniel Williams (6-1, 215 Sr.)
CB 45 Dominique Rodgers (6-2, 170 Jr.)
SS 07 Nikki Rutland (5-10, 200 Sr.)
FS 02 Larry Williford (6-1, 185 So.)
CB 09 Aaron Strong (5-11, 185 Sr.)

Tennessee State 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

CategoryVandyTSU
Scoring Offense 12.025.3
Scoring Defense 20.3 24.0
Total Offense 256.7 338.7
Rushing Offense 120.7 137.7
Passing Offense 136.0 201.00
Total Defense 372.0324.7
Rushing Defense 183.3 179.7
Passing Defense 188.7 145.0

VandyMania Prediction

Vanderbilt takes on neighboring Tennessee State for the first time ever. It's hard to believe these two have never met on the football field. TSU has quite a football history. At one time there were more NFL players from TSU than any other college. As long as the Vanderbilt players stay focused and realize that no victory is free in college football they should be fine. While TSU does have some good talent, Vanderbilt should be able to dominate the game.

Vanderbilt 27
Tennessee State 7

Other Links:

Stadium information
Official Tennessee State Site
Official Vanderbilt Site
Scout.com Vanderbilt Site
Nashville Weather Forecast





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