Vanderbilt-Temple preview/ prediction

The Vanderbilt Commodores host the 0-4 Temple Owls at Vanderbilt Stadium on Saturday. Kickoff is at 6 p.m. CST. VandyMania gives you all the information you need for the game and makes a game score prediction.


Vanderbilt

VS.


Temple

Site Vanderbilt Stadium (39,773), Nashville, Tenn.
Date/TimeSeptember 30, 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
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General School/ Team Information
.TempleVanderbilt
NicknameOwlsCommodores
ColorsCherry and WhiteBlack and Gold
Enrollment34,0006,272
ConferenceIndependent SEC East
Head CoachAl GoldenBobby Johnson
Coach's career record0-4 (first season as HC) (0-4 at Temple)72-74 (12-38 at VU)
Record0-41-3
Base offenseMultipleMulti-set
Base defense3-44-3
Series Information
Series RecordFirst meeting
First MeetingFirst meeting
Last MeetingFirst meeting

Temple Schedule

Aug 31 at Buffalo, L 9-3 OT
Sep 9 Louisville, L 62-0
Sep 16 at Minnesota, L 62-0
Sep 23 at W. Michigan, L 41-7
Sep 30 at Vanderbilt
Oct 7 Kent State
Oct 12 at Clemson
Oct 21 at Northern Illinois
Oct 28 Bowling Green
Nov 4 Central Michigan
Nov 11 at Penn State
Nov 18 at Navy
Vanderbilt Schedule

Sep 2 at Michigan, L 27-7
Sep 9 at Alabama, L 13-10
Sep 16 Arkansas, L 21-19
Sep 23 TSU, W 38-9
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 Temple Starters

OFFENSE

WR 82 Bruce Francis (6-0 175, So.)
LT 73 Devin Tyler (6-7 260, R-Fr.)
LG 75 Brison Manor (6-3 280, So.)
C 59 Alex Derenthal (6-4 280, So.)
RG 60 Neil Dickson (6-4 280, Sr.)
RT 70 Elliot Seifert (6-7 300, Sr.)
TE 83 Marcus Brown (6-4, 255, Fr.)
QB 12 Vaughn Charlton (6-4 220, Fr.)
RB 34 Jason Harper (5-9 195, Fr.)
FB 33 Alex DiMichele (6-1 240, Fr.)
WR 03 Mike Holley (5-9 185, Sr.)
DEFENSE

DE 90 Doug Morris (6-3 280, R-Sr.)
DT 98 Andre Neblett (6-2 275, Fr.)
NT 92 Terrance Knighton (6-4 305, So.)
LB 93 Leyon Azubuike (6-3 245, R-So.)
LB 04 Junior Galette (6-2 215, Fr.)
LB 44 Walter Mebane (6-0 225, R-Sr.)
LB 46 John Haley (6-1 205, Fr.)
CB 28 Evan Cooper, Jr. (5-10 185, So.)
SS 24 Chris Page (5-10 180, Sr.)
FS 01 Wilbert Brinson (6-0 190, Fr.)
CB David Reese (5-11 180, R-Sr.)

Temple Roster

Projected Vanderbilt Starters

OFFENSE

WR 10 Earl Bennett (6-1, 200 So.)
WR 82 Marlon White (6-4, 205 Sr.)
QB 03 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 16 D.J. Moore (5-10 175, Fr.)
SS 33 Reshard Langford (6-2, 218 So.)
FS 25 Ben Koger (6-0 196, Sr.)
CB 29 Joel Caldwell (6-0 185, R-Fr.)

Vanderbilt Roster

Statistics Comparision

CategoryVandyTemple
Scoring Offense18.502.50
Scoring Defense17.5043.50
Total Offense269.50179.75
Rushing Offense135.2541.50
Passing Offense134.25138.25
Total Defense342.00442.25
Rushing Defense 155.25228.25
Passing Defense186.75214.00

VandyMania Prediction

Temple is in a serious rebuilding year. Last Saturday against Western Michigan the Owls scored their first touchdown of the 2006 season. Taking a look at the statistics above it's pretty obvious that the Owls are outmanned. I look for a big Vanderbilt win but I don't think Bobby Johnson will let it get really ugly. The Owls are that bad though. They might just give up 60 despite facing Vandy second and third stringers the entire second half.

Vanderbilt 42
Temple 3

Other Links:

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