Vanderbilt-Kentucky preview/ prediction

The Vanderbilt Commodores face the Kentucky Wildcats in Lexington on Saturday (noon CST kickoff). Here is everything you need to know about the game including a score prediction.


Vanderbilt

VS.


Kentucky

SiteCommonwealth Stadium (67,606), Lexington, Ky.
Date/TimeNovember 11, 2006; Noon CST
TelevisionReplay in Kentucky
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
.KentuckyVanderbilt
NicknameWildcatsCommodores
ColorsBlue and WhiteBlack and Gold
Enrollment25,3976,272
ConferenceSEC East SEC East
Head CoachRich BrooksBobby Johnson
Coach's career record105-138-4 (14-29 at Kentucky)75-77 (15-40 at VU)
Record5-44-6
Base offenseMulti-setMulti-set
Base defense4-34-3
Series Information
Series RecordTied, 37-37-4
First Meeting1896, VU 6-0
Last Meeting2005, UK 48-43

Kentucky Schedule

Sep 3 at Louisville, L 59-28
Sep 9 Texas State, W 41-7
Sep 16 Mississippi, W 31-14
Sep 23 at Florida, L 26-7
Sep 30 Central Michigan, W 45-36
Oct 7 South Carolina, L 24-17
Oct 14 at LSU, L 49-0
Oct 28 at Miss. State, W 34-31
Nov 4 Georgia, W 24-20
Nov 11 Vanderbilt
Nov 18 Louisiana-Monroe
Nov 25 at Tennessee
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, L 25-19
Nov 11 at Kentucky
Nov 18 Tennessee



Projected Kentucky Starters

OFFENSE

TE 18 Jacob Tamme (6-5 240, Jr.)
LT 79 Garry Williams (6-3 283, So.)
LG 78 Christian Johnson (6-4 325, So.)
C 62 Matt McCutchan (6-3 310, Sr.)
RG 57 Hayden Lane (6-6 275, Sr.)
RT 72 Michael Aitcheson (6-3 300, Sr.)
WR 08 DeMoreo Ford (5-10 189, So.)
WR 19 Keenan Burton (6-2 195, Jr.)
WR 12 Dicky Lyons Jr. (5-11 190, So.)
QB 03 Andre' Woodson (6-5 232, Jr.)
FB 24 Terrell Bankhead (5-11 220, Sr.)
TB 29 Alfonso Smith (6-1 190, Fr.)
PK 36 Lones Seiber (5-8 180, Fr.)
DEFENSE

DE 99 Jeremy Jarmon (6-3 250, Fr.)
DT 45 Lamar Mills (6-1 285, Sr.)
DT 98 Myron Pryor (6-1 300, So.)
DE 97 Nii Adjei Oninku (6-1 245, So.)
LB 51 Johnny Williams (6-3 235, So.)
LB 56 Braxton Kelley (6-0 226, So.)
LB 16 Wesley Woodyard (6-1 212, Jr.)
CB 10 Karl Booker (6-1 190, Sr.)
SS 35 Roger Williams (6-0 200, Jr.)
FS 02 Marcus McClinton (6-1 210, So.)
CB 32 Trevard Lindley (6-0 175, Fr.)
P 44 Tim Masthay (6-2 200, So.)

Kentucky 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

CategoryVandyUK
Scoring Offense 22.8025.22
Scoring Defense20.70 29.56
Total Offense 337.30334.00
Rushing Offense151.1089.89
Passing Offense186.20244.11
Total Defense320.30448.22
Rushing Defense 156.20182.89
Passing Defense164.10265.33

Complete Statistical Comparison

VandyMania Prediction

Another tough road game for Vandy. The Commodores haven't had much success against the Wildcats the last two season. Even with the great Jay Cutler and a home field advantage Vandy couldn't pull it off last year. This Kentucky team is much better than the previous to UK teams the Commodores lost to. While Vandy certainly can win this game, expect a close game with the Cats coming out on top.

Kentucky 31
Vanderbilt 28

Other Links:

Commonwealth Stadium information
Official Kentucky Site
Scout.com Kentucky Site
Official Vanderbilt Site
Scout.com Vanderbilt Site
Lexington Weather Forecast



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