Vanderbilt vs. Georgia preview/ prediction

Sean Bailey

The Vanderbilt Commodores host the Georgia Bulldogs on Saturday and hope to get back into contention for the SEC East Title. Here is everything you need to know about the game.


Vanderbilt

VS.


Georgia

SiteVanderbilt Stadium (39,773), Nashville, Tenn.
Date/TimeSeptember 1, 2005, 6:00 PM CST
TelevisionESPN2
Radio Nashville WGFX 104.5-FM; Fayetteville WEKR 1240-AM; Memphis KWAN 990-AM; Nashville WNSR 560-AM; Chattanooga WDOD 1310-AM; Huntsville WTKI 1450-AM; Smithville WJLE 101.7-FM; Ardmore WSLV 1110-AM; Clarksville WJZM 1400-AM; Lewisburg WAXO 1220-AM; Smithville WJLE 1480-AM; Ashland City WQSV 790-AM; Columbia WMGC 810-AM; Manchester WFTZ 101.5-FM; Winchester WCDT 1340-AM
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General School/ Team Information
.GeorgiaVanderbilt
NicknameBulldogsCommodores
ColorsRed and BlackBlack and Gold
Enrollment33,40510,291
ConferenceSEC East SEC East
Head CoachMark RichtBobby Johnson
Coach's career record47-10 (47-10 at Georgia)70-67 (10-31 at VU)
Record last year10-22-9
Returning offensive starters66
Returning defensive starters76
Base offensePro Style2-Back, Multi-set
Base defenseMulti 4-34-3
Series Information
Series RecordGeorgia leads, 45-17-2
First Meeting1893, Vanderbilt 35-0
Last Meeting2004, Georgia 33-3

Georgia Schedule
Sept. 3 Boise State, W 48-13
Sept. 10 South Carolina, W 17-15
Sept. 17 Louisiana Monroe, W 44-7
Sept. 24 Mississippi State, W 23-10
Oct. 8 at Tennessee, W 27-14
Oct. 15 at Vanderbilt
Oct. 22 Arkansas
Oct. 29 vs. Florida (Jacksonville)
Nov. 12 Auburn
Nov. 19 Kentucky
Nov. 26 at Georgia Tech

Vanderbilt Schedule
Sept. 1 at Wake Forest, W 24-20
Sept. 10 at Arkansas, W 28-24
Sept. 17 Ole Miss, W 31-23
Sept. 24 Richmond, W 37-14
Oct. 1 Middle Tennessee, L 17-15
Oct. 8 LSU, L 34-6
Oct. 15 Georgia
Oct. 22 at South Carolina
Nov. 5 at Florida
Nov. 12 Kentucky
Nov. 19 at Tennessee




Projected Georgia Starters

OFFENSE

SE 16 Bryan McClendon (5-11, 184 Sr.)
ST 72 Daniel Inman (6-7, 328 Jr.)
SG 70 Nick Jones (6-3, 285 Jr.)
C 50 Russ Tanner (6-4, 297 Sr.)
TG 74 Max Jean-Gilles (6-4, 340 Sr.)
TT 66 Dennis Roland (6-9, 309 Sr.)
TE 81 Leonard Pope (6-7, 250 Jr.)
QB 3 D.J. Shockley (6-1, 206 Sr.)
FB 36 Brannan Southerland (6-0, 235 Fr.)
TB 20 Thomas Brown (5-8, 183 So.)
FLK 4 Sean Bailey (6-1, 175 Jr.)
DEFENSE

DE 58 Will Thompson (6-3, 254 Sr.)
DT 97 Kedric Golston (6-4, 292 Sr.)
NT 90 Ray Gant (6-2, 277 Jr.)
DE 94 Quentin Moses (6-5, 248 Jr.)
SLB 12 Brandon Miller (6-4, 238 So.)
MLB 45 Jarvis Jackson (6-2, 208 Jr.)
WLB 42 Danny Verdun Wheeler (6-2, 245 Jr.)
SCB 2 DeMario Minter (6-0, 198 Sr.)
FS 17 Greg Blue (6-2, 214 Sr.)
ROV 25 Tra Battle (5-11, 167 Jr.)
WCB 23 Tim Jennings (5-8, 178 Sr.)

Georgia Roster

Projected Vanderbilt Starters

OFFENSE

WR 2 Erik Davis (6-1, 192 Sr.)
WR 82 Marlon White (6-4, 205 Jr.)
QB 6 Jay Cutler (6-4, 228 Sr.)
TB 21 Jeff Jennings (6-1, 228 So.)
or
22 Cassen Jackson (6-1, 220 So.)
FB 17 Steven Bright (6-4, 236 Jr.)
LT 62 Ryan King (6-7, 315 Sr.)
LG 74 Chris Williams (6-7, 307, So.)
C 77 Trey Holloway (6-2, 290 Sr.)
RG 78 Josh Eames (6-5, 304 So.)
RT 72 Brian Stamper (6-5, 292 Jr.)
TE 84 Dustin Dunning (6-5, 250 Sr.)
DEFENSE

DE 4 Herdley Harrison (6-3, 254 Sr.)
DT 94 Ray Brown (6-3, 295, Jr.) OR
95 Ralph McKenzie (6-4, 310 Sr.)
DT 98 Lamar Divens (6-4, 305 So.)
DE 46 Chris Booker (6-4, 252 Sr.)
WLB 40 Kevin Joyce (6-3, 220 Jr.)
MLB 47 Jonathan Goff (6-4, 240 So.)
SLB 30 Moses Osemwegie (6-0, 228 Sr.)
CB 36 Andrew Pace (6-1, 200 Sr.)
SS 33 Reshard Langford (6-2, 215 Fr.)
FS 12 Kelechi Ohanaja (6-1, 192 Sr.)
CB 14 Josh Allen (5-9, 174 Fr.)

Vanderbilt Roster

Statistics Comparision

CategoryVandyGeorgia
Scoring Offense 23.531.8
Scoring Defense 21.8 11.8
Total Offense 391.8455.6
Rushing Offense 141.5 198.0
Passing Offense 250.3257.6
Total Defense 382.8278.8
Rushing Defense 156.279.4
Passing Defense 226.7199.4

VandyMania Prediction

Vanderbilt meets its second straight top 10 opponent in the Georgia Bulldogs on Saturday. Rumor is that the Georgia defensive line is even better than LSU's. I don't see how that could be possible. I believe Georgia will prevail but I think this game will be much closer than the LSU game.

Georgia 24
Vanderbilt 13

Other Links:

Stadium information
Official Georgia Site
Scout.com Georgia Site
Official Vanderbilt Site
Scout.com Vanderbilt Site
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