Vanderbilt Commodores Football Schedule
In 2013 Vanderbilt finished fourth in the SEC East with a 4-4 conference
record and a 9-4 overall record. The two highlights of the Commodores' 2-13 season were a 31-27 win a number 15 Georgia, and
a season ending 41-24 whooping of the Houston Cougars at the BBVA Compass Bowl. The 2014 season looks to be an improvement
on last year and the Commodores should be able to get back above.500 in conference play. It is never easy in the SEC but the
Commodores have a strong core returning along with some exciting recruits that could well make this a banner year for Vanderbilt.
The Commodores are looking strong defensively, especially after the team's showing in their annual spring game. Fans were
able to get a glimpse of this year's squad in the annual Black and Gold Game, and the defenses were dominant for much of the
The Commodores have their sights set at the top of the conference standings this season, and with some new
talented recruits ready to contribute this season they could have what it takes to rise in the ranks of the SEC. Things could
look a little different for the Commodores this season as they will be led by new head coach Derek Mason. He is not in the
typical position of new coaches who come to a faltering program. Mason inherits a great team which was built by James Franklin
who left the program to coach at Penn State. More new blood will be infused to the program in the form of top notch recruits
defensive tackle Nifae Lealao and running back Dallas Rivers who both could have a big impact during their freshman season.
Be there from the start as the Commodores enter a new era in the 2014 season.
The home schedule kicks off on August
26th at Vanderbilt Stadium with a game against the visiting Temple Owls. Opening day at Vanderbilt Stadium is an event not
to be missed as tens of thousands of Nashville's biggest football fans flock to Vanderbilt Stadium to get the first glimpse
of their favorite team. Two great games close out the 2014 home schedule at Vanderbilt Stadium. The first of these two is
on November 8th against the Florida Gators who are always a formidable foe and are regularly in the hunt for a national championship.
This could be a huge game for both teams if they are both still vying for a spot in the SEC Championship Game. The final home
game is on Saturday, November 9th against the hated in state rivals the Tennessee Volunteers. There is definitely no love
lost between Vandy and Tennessee and whenever these two universities meet on the gridiron fans can expect both sides to leave
it all on the field in a knock-down, drag out fight. Take a look at Vanderbilt's entire home schedule on StubHub to see when
you can make it out to a game in 2014.
Vanderbilt Commodores Football History
The Vanderbilt Commodores
are a Division I football team that plays in the Southeast Conference (SEC). The SEC is generally considered to be the best
and most challenging conference in the entire nation, so fans follow teams in the SEC very closely on an annual basis. The
history of the Vanderbilt Commodores football team dates all the way back to 1890 and every year when the college football
season begins Nashville, Tennessee becomes one of the most exciting football towns in the country. The Commodores have had
some memorable seasons over the years, giving their fans many thrills along the way. The Commodores have won more than 500
games over the course of their illustrious history, and are looking to add many more wins to that total moving forward. Vandy
has been able to capture their conference's crown 14 times, but are still waiting on that first title in the SEC. The Commodores
have been to seven bowl games, winning four of them, losing two and tying once.
comes to college football, there is no better way to witness the action than to catch the game in person. College football
is home to some of the top amateur athletes in the entire world, and that certainly applies to the roster of the Vanderbilt
Commodores. The Commodores always have top-end talent, and that makes for some incredible action on the field every time the
Commodores have a game. The big winner in that situation is the fan, as long as they can gain access to the game. Vandy see
some of the toughest teams in the nation visit each and every season, giving fans plenty of opportunities to see the elite
squads in the sport. If you've never been to a home game before, then this is the season to change that. Be there in the stands
this year when the Commodores take to the field to face one of the top teams in the sport of college football.
Commodores Football Fans
The Vanderbilt Commodores play in the SEC, and the fans of the team love to see them match
up with a conference foe. The Southeast Conference in Division I football is considered by many college football experts and
fans to be the premier conference in the nation. The SEC features programs like the Texas A&M Aggies, Florida Gators,
Georgia Bulldogs, Kentucky Wildcats, Missouri Tigers, South Carolina Gamecocks, Tennessee Volunteers, Vanderbilt Commodores,
Alabama Crimson Tide, Arkansas Razorbacks, Auburn Tigers, Louisiana State Tigers, Ole Miss Rebels and Mississippi State Bulldogs.
Last season the Auburn Tigers finished with a 13-1 record (7-1 in SEC play) and went on to play in the BCS National Championship
Game where they fell to the Florida State Seminoles in a thriller. Whenever an SEC opponents steps onto the Commodores home
turf, they're sure to hear it from the home crowd in a big way.
Vanderbilt Commodores Football Trivia
conference did the Vanderbilt Commodores football team play in prior to joining the SEC?
The answer is the Southern
Conference, which the Commodores called home from 1922 to 1931.