Vanderbilt- Ole Miss Game Notes

Saturday's game with Ole Miss is a key game for both teams. Ole Miss wants to regroup after a lackluster performance against Texas Tech last week. Vanderbilt would much rather be 2-2 than 1-3 Sunday morning. VandyMania gives information about the contest and makes a prediction.

Vanderbilt
Commodores
SEC East

VS

Ole Miss
Rebels
SEC West

Date: Sept 21, 2002
Time: 11:30 AM CST
Place: Oxford, MS; Vaught-Hemingway Stadium (50,577)
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-FM 95.5 FM; Smithville WJLE-AM 1480 AM; Smithville WJLE-FM 101.7 FM; Tallassee, AL WACQ-AM 1130 AM; Winchester WCDT-AM 1340 AM.
TV: Jefferson Pilot
Internet Broadcast: LINK

Coaches

  • Vanderbilt: Bobby Johnson
  • Ole Miss: David Cutcliffe
Series Record: Ole Miss leads series 42-32-2

Last Meeting: 2001; Ole Miss 38 Vanderbilt 27

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)
  • Ole Miss: RG Marcus Johnson; OT Belton Johnson; TE Doug Zeigler; QB Eli Manning; LE Charlie Anderson; WLB L.P. Spence; RE Cory Robinson; SLB Eddie Strong (6-4, 245, Sr.);
    (Ole Miss Roster)

Ole Miss-Vanderbilt Stats Comparison

Vanderbilt Schedule

Aug. 31 at Georgia Tech L 45-3
Sept. 7 FURMAN , W 49-18
Sept. 14 at Auburn, L 31-6
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

Ole Miss Schedule

Ole Miss quarterback Eli Manning. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)

Aug. 31 LOUISIANA MONROE, W 31-3
Sept. 7 MEMPHIS, W 38-16
Sept. 14 at Texas Tech, L 42-28
Sept. 21 VANDERBILT
Oct. 5 FLORIDA
Oct. 12 ARKANSAS STATE
Oct. 19 at Alabama
Oct. 26 at Arkansas
Nov. 2 AUBURN
Nov. 9 at Georgia
Nov. 23 at LSU
Nov. 28 MISSISSIPPI STATE

Remarks- Ole Miss rallied to beat Vanderbilt in Oxford last season 38-27 after trailing 20-3 to start the fourth quarter in the season's finale. Ole Miss wasn't invited to a bowl despite a 7-4 record. Ole Miss had some trouble establishing the run last week against Texas Tech. They rushed for less than 80 yards in 30 attempts. Vanderbilt had problems stopping the run against Auburn, giving up 224 yards in 37 carries. It will be interesting to see how this game turns out. Look for Ole Miss and Vanderbilt to both improve in those rushing categories this week. Ole Miss has to be the favorite in this one. Vandy has a chance to pull the shocker but Ole Miss has more talent and is playing at home. Vandy must keep their turnovers to 1 or less to have a chance at the upset.

PREDICTION:

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Vanderbilt 14
Ole Miss 27

LINKS

Vanderbilt official site

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Ole Miss official site

Ole Miss message board


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