Vanderbilt Commodores Football Tickets
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The Vanderbilt Commodores Football team began play in 1890. Four years later, they joined the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association. Since 1932 Vanderbilt has been a member of the Southeastern Conference and currently competes in the conference's eastern division. The most influential coach on Commodore football is Dan McGugin. Coach McGugin served as the team's leader from 1904 until 1917 and then again from 1919 to 1934 compling an impressive 197-55-19 record. In 1951 McGugin was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame. Vanderbilt has competed in 7 bowl games, the most recent being a victory in the BBVA Compass Bowl against the Houston Cougars. The Commodores have won 14 conference championships while being members of the SIAA and Southern conference. There have been 5 players and 5 coaches inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame from the University. Chicago Bear's starting Quarterback and NFL Pro Bowler Jay Cutler holds most passing records at Vanderbilt.
Vanderbilt Commodores 2016 Football Preview
Last year, the Commodores finished 4-8 overall and 2-6 in conference play and did not make a bowl game appearance. 2015 proved to be a tough season for the Commodores, who only won conference games against the Missouri Tigers and Kentucky Wildcats. Vanderbilt suffered disappointing defeats against the Houston Cougars and Texas A&M Aggies, where they failed to score at all, and a close 9-7 loss to the Florida Gators. Coach Derek Mason made progress in his second season where the defense is concerned, but the offense still left much to be desired this past season. The Commodores have a favorable schedule for 2016, along with added improvements to their offense, could keep them competitive in the SEC East. The defense will return All-SEC Linebacker Zach Cunningham and Nigel Bowden and defensive tackles Nifae Lealao and Jay Woods. The Commodores ranked 14th in the SEC by ESPN and 247sports.com on recruiting day with 20 commits, 1 of which was ESPN 300 defensive back Joejuan Williams who originally committed to Mississippi State. Almost all of the SEC East will be starting inexperienced quarterbacks, which could bode well for Vanderbilt.
The 2016 Vanderbilt football spring game will be held on March 25th. The Commodores start with two consecutive home games in Vanderbilt Stadium. The Commodores early season home stretch includes games against eastern division foe South Carolina Gamecocks and Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders. The team will travel the two following weeks to finish September facing the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets and Western Kentucky Hilltoppers. Vanderbilt will host Florida Gators on October 1st in Vanderbilt Stadium, and then travel to Lexington and Athens to meet the Kentucky Wildcats and Georgia Bulldogs the following two weeks. The Commodores will finish out October at home against the Tennessee State Tigers. They will close out the season with away games against Auburn Tigers and Missouri Tigers and home games facing Ole Miss Rebels and in-state rival and eastern division opponent Tennessee Volunteers.
Vanderbilt, playing in the most difficult conference in college football makes thing difficult, however a 2016 bowl birth is not out of the question. The key for Vanderbilt will be a strong offense for the 2016 season. Follow your Vanderbilt Commodores football team and purchase tickets from SecSeats.com today.
Vanderbilt Football—Vanderbilt Stadium
Address: 2601 Jess Neely Dr, Nashville, TN 37240
Field: Field Turf (since 2011)
Vanderbilt Stadium was originally constructed in 1922 and was later rebuilt in 1981. The stadium has a capacity of 40,350. The stadium, located on the campus of Vanderbilt University, has hosted many other events in addition to Commodore football. Vanderbilt Stadium has been the temporary home of the Tennessee Titans, hosted the inaugural Music City Bowl in 1998, has been the site for numerous music concerts and even hosted cermonies for Billy Graham and former president John F. Kennedy.
Vanderbilt Commodores Football Rivals
Vanderbilt and Ole Miss have been playing since 1894 including their longest winning streak of 18 games from 1894 until 1938. Together, they have met 90 times; however, Ole Miss holds the lead with 50-38-2. Games were played in Memphis and Jackson besides their home sites of Nashville and Oxford. Who can forget last year’s thriller as both teams kept the game alive in which Ole Miss prevailed 27-16. Vanderbilt will be hungry for revenge this upcoming season when the Rebels travel to Nashville on November 19th.
The Vanderbilt Commodores football team have been playing the Kentucky Wildcats since 1896 and annually alternating between the two home sites since 1953. There is about a 3-hour drive that separates the distance from Nashville to Lexington. The series between Vandy and Kentucky is tied at 42-42-4 with a Commodore victory last season.
“Hatred in the Hills”-Otherwise known as the in-state battle between the Vanderbilt Commodores Football team in Nashville and the Tennessee Volunteers in Knoxville. The two have met for 110 times, in which the series is heavily lopsided in Tennessee’s favor with a record of 75-30-5. Vanderbilt’s longest winning streak against Tennessee was held back during their first few years with 12 wins including one tie from 1892-1913. They have managed to beat the Volunteers the past two years in a row. Will the winning streak continue? Make sure to make plans for a great State of Tennessee matchup on October 22nd at Vanderbilt Stadium by purchasing your tickets today from SecSeats.