Vanderbilt vs Tennessee game notes

The end of another football season is upon us. Vanderbilt faces Tennessee Saturday at Titans Stadium in a game that is being hyped up extensively. The fact is Vanderbilt looks a little more scrappier than usual while Tennessee is in a down year. Could this be the season that the losing streak to the Vols finally ends?

Vanderbilt (2-9)
Commodores
SEC East

VS

Tennessee (6-4)
Vols
SEC East

Date: November 23, 2002
Time: 11:30 AM CST
Place: Nashville, TN; Titans Stadium
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:Tennessee leads series 63-28-5

Last Meeting: 2001; Tennessee 38 Vanderbilt 0

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, W 24-20
Nov. 2 ALABAMA, L 30-8
Nov. 9 FLORIDA , L 21-17
Nov. 16 at Kentucky, L 41-21
Nov. 23 TENNESSEE

Tennessee Schedule

Aug. 31 WYOMING, W 47-7
Sept. 7 MIDDLE TENNESSEE, W 26-3
Sept. 21 FLORIDA, L 30-13
Sept. 28 RUTGERS, W 35-14
Oct. 5 ARKANSAS, W 41-38
Oct. 12 at Georgia, L 18-13
Oct. 26 ALABAMA, L 34-14
Nov. 2 at South Carolina, W 18-10
Nov. 9 MIAMI (FLA.), L 26-3
Nov. 16 at Mississippi State, W 35-17
Nov. 23 at Vanderbilt
Nov. 30 KENTUCKY

Vanderbilt-Tennessee series results

Vanderbilt-Tennessee stats comparison

REMARKS

Vanderbilt has improved steadily throughout the season despite an incredible amount of injuries. Tennessee has suffered many injuries themselves. I've said all season that the 'Dores would shock an SEC opponent but unfortunately it looks like it just isn't going to pan out. Tennessee, despite having an off year, is stocked with talented athletes as always and is ranked in the upper 50% nationally in just about every statistical category. I believe it's too much for the young Vanderbilt players to defeat this UT team. I know the Commodores will give 100% the entire game and put up a good fight but at this juncture we just can't expect them to defeat this talented Vol team. Vanderbilt's day is coming. Our young players may not emerge victorious but they will learn and they will remember. UT returns to Nashville in 2004. Most of Vanderbilt's players that will be on the field Saturday will be on the field again against the Vols in 2004. Can Vandy win? Yes. Will they? Probably not.

PREDICTION:

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Vanderbilt 17
Tennessee 31

LINKS

Vanderbilt official site

Vanderbilt message board

Tennessee official site

Tennessee message board


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