Vanderbilt-Florida preview/ prediction

The Vanderbilt Commodores (4-5, 1-4 SEC) hosts the 7th ranked Florida Gators (7-1, 5-1 SEC). Kickoff is at 11:30 AM CST. The game will be televised regionally on Lincoln Financial Sports and nationally on ESPN Gameplan (pay per view). Here is everything you need to know about the game along with a prediction.


Vanderbilt

VS.


Florida

SiteVanderbilt Stadium (39,773), Nashville, Tenn.
Date/TimeNovember 4, 2006; 11:30 AM CST
TelevisionLFS, ESPN Gameplan (PPV)
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
.FloridaVanderbilt
NicknameGatorsCommodores
ColorsOrange and BlueBlack and Gold
Enrollment48,6736,272
ConferenceSEC East SEC East
Head CoachUrban MeyerBobby Johnson
Coach's career record55-12 (16-4 at Florida)75-76 (15-40 at VU)
Record7-14-5
Base offenseMultipleMulti-set
Base defense4-34-3
Series Information
Series RecordUF leads, 37-9-2
First Meeting1945, VU 7-0
Last Meeting2005, UF 49-42 (2OT)

Florida Schedule

Sep 2 Southern Miss, W 34-7
Sep 9 UCF, W 42-0
Sep 16 at Tennessee, W 21-20
Sep 23 Kentucky, W 26-7
Sep 30 Alabama, W 28-13
Oct 7 LSU, W 23-10
Oct 14 at Auburn, L 27-17
Oct 28 Georgia, W 21-14
Nov 4 at Vanderbilt
Nov 11 South Carolina
Nov 18 Western Carolina
Nov 25 at Florida 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, L 17-10
Oct 14 at Georgia, W 24-22
Oct 21 South Carolina, L 31-13
Oct 28 at Duke W 45-28
Nov 4 Florida
Nov 11 at Kentucky
Nov 18 Tennessee



Projected Florida Starters

OFFENSE

LT 75 Phil Trautwein (6-6 308, Jr.)
LG 63 Jim Tartt (6-3 315, So.)
C 79 Steve Rissler (6-3 305, Sr.)
RG 67 Drew Miller (6-5 305, Jr.)
RT 73 Carlton Medder (6-5 312, Jr.)
WR 81 Dallas Baker (6-3 206, Sr.)
WR 06 Jemalle Cornelius (5-11 185, Sr.)
WR 05 Andre Caldwell (6-1 202, Jr.)
QB 12 Chris Leak (6-0 207, Sr.)
FB 42 Billy Latsko (5-10 233, Sr.)
TB 21 DeShawn Wynn (5-11 230, Sr.)
PK 39 Chris Hetland (6-0 186, Sr.)
DEFENSE

DE 95 Ray McDonald (6-3 280, Sr.)
DT 44 Marcus Thomas (6-3 286, Sr.)
DE 94 Jarvis Moss (6-6 255, Jr.)
DT 20 Joe Cohen (6-2 290, Sr.)
LB 13 Brian Crum (6-3 235, Sr.)
LB 40 Brandon Siler (6-2 235, Jr.)
LB 30 Earl Everett (6-2 231, Sr.)
CB 22 Reggie Lewis (5-10 195, Sr.)
SS 19 Tony Joiner (5-11 208, Jr.)
FS 01 Reggie Nelson (6-1 195, Jr.)
CB 28 Ryan Smith (5-10 165, Jr.)
P 10 Eric Wilbur (6-2 200, Sr.)

Florida 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 73 Ryan Custer (6-4, 295, Fr.)
C 53 Hamilton Holliday (6-3 295, Jr.)
RG 65 Mac Pyle (6-5 315, Sr.)
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

CategoryVandyFlorida
Scoring Offense23.2226.50
Scoring Defense 20.22 12.25
Total Offense 331.33384.75
Rushing Offense157.56157.50
Passing Offense173.78227.25
Total Defense319.56261.00
Rushing Defense 163.7867.25
Passing Defense155.78 193.75

Complete Statistical Comparison

VandyMania Prediction

Vanderbilt fans need to help the team establish a home field advantage on Saturday. Get to the stadium and get there early Vandy fans . . . and be loud! If the Vandy the defense and offense can both put together a solid effort the 'Dores can win. Expect a big shocker on Saturday in Nashville. Vanderbilt upsets #7 Florida to notch their second victory over a top 20 team in 2006. When was the last time that happened?

Vanderbilt 27
Florida 23

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