Vanderbilt-Ole Miss preview/ prediction

The Vanderbilt Commodores travel to Oxford, Miss. on Saturday to face the Ole Miss Rebels (1 p.m. kickoff). VandyMania gives you everything you need to know about the game and gives you the predicted final score.


Vanderbilt

VS.


Ole Miss

SiteVaught-Hemingway Stadium (60,580); Oxford, Miss.
Date/TimeOctober 7, 2006, 1:00 PM CST
TelevisionCSS replay Sunday at 1 PM
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
.Ole MissVanderbilt
NicknameRebelsCommodores
ColorsCardinal Red and Navy BlueBlack and Gold
Enrollment16,9286,272
ConferenceSEC West SEC East
Head CoachEd OgeronBobby Johnson
Coach's career record4-12 (4-12 at Ole Miss)73-74 (13-38 at VU)
Record1-42-3
Base offensePro setMulti-set
Base defense4-34-3
Series Information
Series RecordOle Miss leads, 45-33-2
First Meeting1894, VU 40-0
Last Meeting2005, VU 31-23

Ole Miss Schedule

Sep 3 Memphis, W 28-23
Sep 9 at Missouri, L 34-7
Sep 16 at Kentucky, L 31-14
Sep 23 Wake Forest, L 27-3
Sep 30 Georgia, L 14-9
Oct 7 Vanderbilt
Oct 14 at Alabama
Oct 21 at Arkansas
Oct 28 Auburn
Nov 4 Northwestern State
Nov 18 at LSU
Nov 25 Mississippi State
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, W 43-14
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 Ole Miss Starters

OFFENSE

SE 02 Mike Wallace (6-0, 180 So.)
LT 74 Michael Oher (6-5, 322 So.)
LG 60 Thomas Eckers (6-2, 295 Jr.)
C 51 Corey Actis (6-5, 290 Jr.)
RG 77 John Jerry (6-5, 350 Fr.)
RT 73 Andrew Wicker (6-5, 295 Sr.)
TE 15 Robert Lane (6-3, 240 Jr.)
FL 22 Dexter McCluster (5-9, 170 Fr.)
QB 07 Brent Schaeffer (6-2, 205 Jr.)
RB 06 BenJarvus Green-Ellis (5-11, 215 Jr.)
FB 44 Jason Cook (6-0, 235 So.)
DEFENSE

DE 86 Greg Hardy (6-5, 240 Fr.)
DT 92 Marcus Tillman (6-4, 255 Fr.)
NG 90 Brandon Jenkins (6-4, 280 Jr.)
DE 95 Chris Bowers (6-2, 245 So.)
LB 48 Rory Johnson (6-1, 235 Jr.)
LB 49 Patrick Willis (6-2, 240 Sr.)
LB 26 Garry Pack (6-1, 220 Jr.)
CB 28 Nate Banks (5-11, 180 Jr.)
SS 13 Jamarca Sanford (5-10, 200 So.)
FS 20 Charles Clark (6-0, 195 Sr.)
CB 03 Trumaine McBride (5-10, 180 Sr.)

Ole Miss 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 02 Ryan Hamilton (6-2, 210, Fr.)
CB 29 Joel Caldwell (6-0 185, R-Fr.)

Vanderbilt Roster

Statistics Comparision

CategoryVandyOle Miss
Scoring Offense23.4012.20
Scoring Defense16.8026.20
Total Offense305.20274.80
Rushing Offense164.00139.80
Passing Offense141.20135.00
Total Defense327.60351.20
Rushing Defense 148.60165.40
Passing Defense179.00185.80

VandyMania Prediction

Vanderbilt is a slight favorite for a road SEC game. Very rare. It's very tempting to pick Vandy to lose in this case but I'm not going to do that. As Ed Orgeron's tenure as head coach continues, the Ole Miss program seems to be getting worse, not better. I look for Commodores to ram the ball down their throats just like Wake Forest did.

Vanderbilt 24
Ole Miss 13

Other Links:

Vaught-Hemingway Stadium information
Official Ole Miss Site
Scout.com Ole Miss Site
Official Vanderbilt Site
Scout.com Vanderbilt Site
Oxford Weather Forecast


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