Vanderbilt-Duke preview/ prediction

The Vanderbilt Commodores (3-5) hope to get back on the winning track when they travel to Durham, N.C. to face the Blue Devils of Duke (0-7). Kickoff is at noon, no TV. Here is everything you need to know about the game along with a prediction on the final score.


Vanderbilt

VS.


Duke

SiteWallace Wade Stadium (33,941), Durham, N.C.
Date/TimeOctober 28, 2006, Noon 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
.DukeVanderbilt
NicknameBlue DevilsCommodores
ColorsBlue & WhiteBlack and Gold
Enrollment6,2446,272
ConferenceAtlantic Coast SEC East
Head CoachTed RoofBobby Johnson
Coach's career record5-29 (5-29 at Duke)74-76 (14-40 at VU)
Record0-73-5
Base offenseMultipleMulti-set
Base defense4-34-3
Series Information
Series RecordVU leads, 6-3-0
First Meeting2001, VU 42-28
Last Meeting1986, VU 24-18

Duke Schedule

Sep 2 Richmond, L 13-0
Sep 9 at Wake Forest, L 14-13
Sep 16 at Virginia Tech, L 36-0
Sep 30 Virginia, L 37-0
Oct 7 at Alabama, L 30-14
Oct 14 Florida State, L 51-24
Oct 21 Miami (Fla.), L 20-15
Oct 28 Vanderbilt
Nov 4 Navy
Nov 11 at Boston College
Nov 18 at Georgia Tech
Nov 25 North Carolina
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, L 17-10
Oct 14 at Georgia, W 24-22
Oct 21 South Carolina, L 31-13
Oct 28 at Duke
Nov 4 Florida
Nov 11 at Kentucky
Nov 18 Tennessee



Projected Duke Starters

OFFENSE

WR 15 Eron Riley (6-3, 200, So.)
WR 81 Jomar Wright (6-1, 200, Jr.)
LT 74 Cameron Goldberg (6-6, 280, So.)
LG 60 Zach Maurides (6-6, 290, Jr.)
C 68 Matt Rumsey (6-4, 285, Jr.)
RG 61 Rob Schirmann (6-5, 285, So.)
RT 70 Fred Roland (6-8, 310, So.)
TE 80 Nick Stefanow (6-4, 235, Jr.)
HB 40 Ronnie Drummer (5-9, 185, Jr.)
QB 9 Thaddeus Lewis (6-2, 190, Fr.)
FB 2 Tielor Robinson (5-11, 245, Jr.)
TB 20 Justin Boyle (6-1, 225, Jr.)
K 26 Joe Surgan (6-4, 210, So.)
DEFENSE

DE 84 Patrick Bailey (6-4, 230, Jr.)
DT 51 Casey Camero (6-5, 280, Sr.)
NG 91 Ayanga Okpokowuruk (6-4, 255, Fr.)
DT 3 Vince Oghobaase (6-6, 310, Fr.)
LB 58 Codey Lowe (6-2, 235, Sr.)
LB 34 Michael Tauiliili (5-11, 235, So.)
LB 25 Jeramy Edwards (6-0, 220, Sr.)
CB 10 Deonto McCormick (5-10, 185, Sr.)
SS 28 Adrian Aye-Darko (6-2, 205, So.)
FS 27 Chris Davis (6-0, 205, Jr.)
CB 11 John Talley (5-11, 180, Sr.)
P 14 Alex Feinberg (6-0, 210, Jr.)

Duke Roster

Projected Vanderbilt Starters

OFFENSE

WR 88 George Smith (6-3 195, So.)
WR 82 Marlon White (6-4 205, Sr.)
WR 10 Earl Bennett (6-1 200, So.)
QB 03 Chris Nickson (6-1 210, So.)
TB 22 Cassen Jackson-Gsn. (6-1 225, Jr.)
LT 74 Chris Williams (6-7 315, So.)
LG 65 Mac Pyle (6-5 315, Sr.)
C 53 Hamilton Holliday (6-3 295, Jr.)
RG 64 Merritt Kirchoffer (6-5 310, Jr.)
RT 55 Elliot Hood (6-5 300, Jr.)
TE 83 Brad Allen (6-4 240, So.)
PK 08 Bryant Hahnfeldt (5-11 185, So.)
DEFENSE

DE 46 Chris Booker (6-4 252, Sr.)
DT 94 Ray Brown (6-3 305, Sr.)
DT 54 Theo Horrocks(6-4 290, Jr.)
DE 48 Curtis Gatewood (6-3 230, Jr.)
LB 40 Kevin Joyce (6-3 220, Sr.)
LB 47 Jonathan Goff (6-4 240, Jr.)
LB 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 2 Ryan Hamilton (6-2 210, Fr.)
CB 29 Joel Caldwell (6-0 185, Fr.)
P 39 Brett Upson (5-11 180, Fr.)

Vanderbilt Roster

Statistics Comparision

CategoryVandyDuke
Scoring Offense20.509.43
Scoring Defense19.2528.71
Total Offense308.75254.00
Rushing Offense147.8871.29
Passing Offense160.88182.71
Total Defense 314.63335.57
Rushing Defense 152.6398.71
Passing Defense162.00236.86

Complete Statistical Comparison

VandyMania Prediction

Another big game for Vanderbilt. If Vandy loses at Duke they are virtually assured a losing season. Vanderbilt, riddled with injuries, hopefully will get the job done. The Commodores will need to establish a rushing game against a tough Duke rushing defense. Nickson may have to win it with his arm.

Vanderbilt 20
Duke 10

Other Links:

Wallace Wade Stadium information
O fficial Duke Site
Scout.com Duke Site
Official Vanderbilt Site
Scout.com Vanderbilt Site
Durham Weather Forecast



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