Game Breakdown: Vanderbilt vs. Alabama

The Vanderbilt Commodores host the Alabama Crimson Tide at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday (LFN). Here is everything you need to know about the big game.


Vanderbilt

VS.


Alabama

GAMEDAY INFORMATION
SiteVanderbilt Stadium (39,773), Nashville, Tenn.
Date/TimeSeptember 8, 2007; 11:30 AM CST
TelevisionLF Sports
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
Internet LINK
Sirius Radio Channel 161
SCHOOL/ TEAM FACTS
.AlabamaVanderbilt
NicknameCrimson TideCommodores
ColorsCrimson and WhiteBlack and Gold
Enrollment17,5506,272
ConferenceSEC West SEC East
Head CoachNick SabanBobby Johnson
Coach's career record92-42-1 (1-0 at Alabama)76-79 (16-42 at VU)
Record#-##-#
Base offenseMultipleMultiple
Base defense3-44-3
SERIES INFORMATION
Series RecordVU trails, 18-59-4
First Meeting1903, VU 30-0
Last Meeting2006, UA 13-10
SCHEDULE/RESULTS
Alabama
Sep. 1 Western Carolina, W 52-6
Sep. 8 at Vanderbilt
Sep. 15 Arkansas
Sep. 22 Georgia
Sep. 29 at Florida State
Oct. 6 Houston
Oct. 13 at Mississippi
Oct. 20 Tennessee
Nov. 3 LSU
Nov. 10 at Mississippi State
Nov. 17 Louisiana- Monroe
Nov. 24 at Auburn
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Vanderbilt
Sep. 1 Richmond, W 41-17
Sep. 8 Alabama
Sep. 15 Ole Miss
Sep. 29 Eastern Michigan
Oct. 6 at Auburn
Oct. 13 Georgia
Oct. 20 at South Carolina
Oct. 27 Miami (Ohio)
Nov. 3 at Florida
Nov. 10 Kentucky
Nov. 17 at Tennessee
Nov. 24 Wake Forest
PROJECTED Alabama STARTERS
OFFENSE

LT 71 Andre Smith (6-4, 340, So.)
LG 50 Justin Britt (6-4, 290, Jr.)
C 59 Antoine Caldwell (6-4, 288, So.)
RG 76 Marlon Davis (6-2, 311, So.)
RT 78 Mike Johnson (6-6, 298, So.)
TE 88 Nick Walker (6-5, 255, Jr.)
QB 14 John Parker Wilson (6-2, 213, Jr.)
RB 29 Terry Grant (5-10, 188, Fr.)
FB 40 Baron Huber (6-3, 242, So.)
WR 22 DJ Hall (6-2, 195, Sr.)
WR 80 Mike McCoy (6-3, 199, So.)
PK 99 Leigh Tiffin (6-1, 198, So.
DEFENSE

DE 92 Wallace Gilberry (6-3, 267, Sr.)
NG 97 Lorenzo Washington (6-4, 283 So.)
DE 93 Bobby Greenwood (6-5, 267 Jr.)
LB 47 Ezekial Knight (6-4, 235 Jr.)
LB 25 Rolando McClain (6-4, 255 Fr.)
LB 57 Darren Mustin (6-2, 235 Sr.)
LB 94 Keith Saunders (6-4, 251 Sr.)
CB 02 Simeon Castille (6-1, 193 Sr.)
SS 20 Marcus Carter (6-0, 205 Sr.)
FS 49 Rashad Johnson (6-0, 187 Jr.)
CB 16 Lionel Mitchell (6-2, 182 Jr.)
P 97 P.J. Fitzgerald (5-11, 194 So.)

Alabama Roster

PROJECTED VANDERBILT STARTERS
OFFENSE

WR 88 George Smith 6-3, 200 Jr.)
WR 7 Sean Walker (6-0, 180 Jr.)
WR 10 Earl Bennett (6-1, 202 Jr.)
QB 3 Chris Nickson (6-1, 210 Jr.)
TB 22 Cassen Jackson-Gar. (6-1, 225 Sr.)
OR
TB21 Jeff Jennings (6-1, 215 Jr.)
LT 74 Chris Williams (6-6, 315 Sr.)
LG 78 Josh Eames (6-5, 305, Sr.)
C 53 Hamilton Holliday (6-3, 290 Sr.)
RG 64 Merritt Kirchoffer (6-5, 315 Sr.)
RT 72 Brian Stamper (6-5, 300 Sr.)
TE 83 Brad Allen (6-3, 240 Jr.)
PK 8 Bryant Hahnfeldt (5-11, 190 Jr.)
DEFENSE

DE 95 Steven Stone (6-6, 255 So.)
DT 56 Gabe Hall (6-1, 290 Sr.)
DT 54 Theo Horrocks(6-4, 290 Sr.)
DE 48 Curtis Gatewood (6-3, 245 Sr.)
WLB 35 Brandon Bryant (6-1, 228, So.)
MLB 47 Jonathan Goff (6-4, 235 Sr.)
SLB 24 Marcus Buggs (5-11, 225 Sr.)
CB 17 D.J. Moore (5-10, 175, So.)
SS 33 Reshard Langford (6-2, 207 Jr.)
FS 2 Ryan Hamilton (6-1, 208 So.)
CB 5 Myron Lewis (6-3, 195 So.)
NB 6 Darlron Spead (5-10, 185 So.)
P 39 Brett Upson (5-11, 180 So.)

Vanderbilt Roster

STATISTICAL COMPARISON
CategoryVanderbiltAlabama
Scoring
Offense
41.052.0
Scoring
Defense
17.0 6.0
Total
Offense
446.0 575.0
Rushing
Offense
162.0 313.0
Passing
Offense
282.0 171.0
Total
Defense
310.0247.0
Rushing
Defense
149.0 76.0
Passing
Defense
161.0 171.0
VANDYMANIA PREDICTION
Vanderbilt 24
Alabama 23

RELATED LINKS
Vanderbilt Stadium information
Official Alabama Site
Scout.com Alabama Site
Official Vanderbilt Site
Scout.com Vanderbilt Site
Nashville Weather Forecast

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