Vanderbilt- Furman Game Notes

Vanderbilt faces Furman Saturday in an emotional game for new Vanderbilt Head Coach Bobby Johnson and the Furman football team. Johnson coached most of his career at Furman and knows most of the current players well.

Vanderbilt
Commodores (0-1)
SEC East

VS

Furman
Paladins (0-0)
Southern Conference

Date: September 7, 2002
Time: 6 PM CST
Place: Nashville, TN; Vanderbilt Stadium (41,000)
Radio: Ashland City WQSV-AM 790 AM; Benton, Ky WCBL-FM 102.3 FM; Carthage WRKM-AM 1350 AM; Chattanooga WDEF-AM 1370 AM; Clarksville WJZM-AM 1400 AM; Fayetteville WEKR-AM 1240 AM; Huntsville, AL WTKI-AM 1450 AM; Lewisburg WAXO-AM 1220 AM; Manchester WFTZ-FM 101.5 FM; McMinnville WBMC-AM 960 AM; Nashville WSM-AM 650 AM; Smithville WJLE-AM 1480 AM; Smithville WJLE-FM 101.7 FM; Tallassee, AL WACQ-AM 1130 AM; Winchester WCDT-AM 1340 AM. *Saturday night Football broadcasts will be moved to 95.5-FM.
TV: Comcast Sports Southeast.
Internet Broadcast: LINK

Coaches

  • Vanderbilt: Bobby Johnson
  • Furman: Bobby Lamb
Series Record: Series tied 1-1

Last Meeting: 1978; Vanderbilt 17 Furman 10

Key Players:

  • Vanderbilt: WR Dan Stricker; OT Jim May; OT Justin Geisinger; C Jamie Byrum; DT Brett Beard; LB Hunter Hillenmeyer; CB Rushen Jones
    (Vanderbilt Roster)
  • Furman: OT Steven Cain; FB Eric Emerson; OG Trevor Kruger; QB Billy Napier; SE James Thomas

Vanderbilt Schedule

Aug. 31 at Georgia Tech, L 45-3
Sept. 7 FURMAN
Sept. 14 at Auburn
Sept. 21 at Ole Miss
Sept. 28 SOUTH CAROLINA
Oct. 12 MIDDLE TENNESSEE
Oct. 19 at Georgia
Oct. 26 CONNECTICUT
Nov. 2 ALABAMA
Nov. 9 FLORIDA
Nov. 16 at Kentucky
Nov. 23 TENNESSEE

Furman Schedule

Sept. 7 at Vanderbilt
Sept. 14 ELON
Sept. 21 at Richmond
Sept. 28 at VMI
Oct. 5 WESTERN CAROLINA
Oct. 12 at Appalachian State
Oct. 19 THE CITADEL
Oct. 26 at East Tennessee State
Nov. 9 GEORGIA SOUTHERN
Nov. 16 at Wofford
Nov. 30 CHATTANOOGA

PREDICTION:

This will be a hard fought, emotional game. Vandy and Furman matchup pretty even talent wise. Expect Vanderbilt to come out on top because of their coaching staff's extensive knowledge of Furman.It won't be easy by any means though.

Vanderbilt 20
Furman 17

LINKS

Vanderbilt official site

Vanderbilt message board

Furman official site

Furman message board


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