Vanderbilt-UConn game notes

Saturday Vanderbilt has a good opportunity to pick up its second win of the 2002 season. The University of Connecticut Huskies also have an excellent chance at getting their third win of the season. Vanderbilt is favored by 8 points over the Huskies but the big question is can the Commodores take care of business to avoid yet another embarrassment such as the MTSU loss?

Vanderbilt, 1-6
Commodores
SEC East

VS

Connecticut, 2-5
Huskies
Independent

Date: October 26, 2002
Time: 1 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-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: None.
Internet Broadcast: LINK

Coaches

Series Record: 0-0

Last Meeting: First meeting

Key Players:

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, L 45-38
Sept. 28 SOUTH CAROLINA , L 20-14
Oct. 12 MIDDLE TENNESSEE, L 21-20
Oct. 19 at Georgia, L 48-17
Oct. 26 CONNECTICUT
Nov. 2 ALABAMA
Nov. 9 FLORIDA
Nov. 16 at Kentucky
Nov. 23 TENNESSEE

Connecticut Schedule

Aug. 31 at Boston College, L 24-16
Sept. 7 GEORGIA TECH, L 31-14
Sept. 14 at University of Buffalo, W 24-3
Sept. 21 OHIO UNIVERSITY, W 37-19
Sept. 28 BALL STATE, L 24-21
Oct. 5 at Miami (FL), L 48-14
Oct. 19 TEMPLE, L 38-24
Oct. 26 at Vanderbilt
Nov. 2 FLORIDA ATLANTIC
Nov. 9 KENT STATE
Nov. 16 at Navy
Nov. 30 at Iowa State

Vanderbilt-UConn Stats Comparison

PREDICTION:

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Vanderbilt 28
Connecticut 14

REMARKS

The loss to MTSU hurt severely Vandy's chance at improving its 2002 number of wins over the 2001 season total. After UConn the Vandy schedule gets much tougher so the Commodores need to take advantage of a possible win here. The Huskies are no pushovers and will gladly give Vandy more grief such as was administered by MTSU. The Huskies played Georgia Tech much closer than Vandy earlier in the season. They also fought Boston College to the wire in their opener. Vandy has shown improvement, especially on offense, since their opener (with the exception of the MTSU loss) while UConn has not improved as much.

LINKS

Vanderbilt official site

Vanderbilt message board

Connecticut official site

Connecticut message board


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