Vanderbilt vs. Tennessee

When: Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013; Time TBD

Where: Knoxville, Tenn.


Vanderbilt at a glance:

Head coach: James Franklin (15-11 in 2 years at Vanderbilt)


All-time record: 573-578-50

2012 record:9-4 (5-3 SEC)

Returning starters:7 (offense) 6 (defense)

2012 overview: With several SEC teams having breakout years in 2012, perhaps the job that Vanderbilt – and coach James Franklin – did last season was a little bit overlooked.

All the Commodores did was record their most wins since 1915, earn a rare national top-25 ranking and win just their third bowl in program history – a 38-24 triumph over North Carolina State in the Music City Bowl.

They also beat Tennessee for just the second time since 1982. The ‘Dores did it in convincing fashion as well. With Derek Dooley’s job status hanging on by the smallest of threads, Vanderbilt used a 28-8 second-half advantage to put the Vols away by a final of 41-18 in Nashville. Dooley was fired just hours later.


UT vs. Vandy 2012 highlights (via SECDigitalNetwork)