Baylor looks to reach 7 wins against Vandy in Texas Bowl
Texas Bowl: Baylor (6-6) vs. Vanderbilt (6-6) at Houston, Thursday, 9 p.m. EST (ESPN)
Line: Vanderbilt by 4.
Series Record: Baylor leads 2-0.
WHAT'S AT STAKE
Baylor looks for its seventh win a year after winning just one game and the Commodores need a victory to reach seven wins for the first time since going 9-4 in 2013.
No. 1 Alabama has 5 players first-team AP All-SEC selections
Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa is the offensive player of the year and one of five members of the top-ranked Crimson Tide to earn first-team honors on The Associated Press All-Southeastern Conference team.
Texas Bowl Matchup
Baylor (6-6, Big 12) vs. Vanderbilt (6-6, SEC), Dec. 27, 9 p.m. EST.
Baylor: QB Charlie Brewer, 2,635 yards, 17 TDs passing, 266 yards, 6 TDs rushing.
Vanderbilt: RB Ke'Shawn Vaughn, 1,001 yards rushing, 10 TDs; 13 catches, 170 yards, 2 TDs receiving.
Baylor: The Bears went 1-11 under first-year coach Matt Rhule last season. They bounced back this season and beat Texas Tech in their regular-season finale to become bowl-eligible.
Vaughn’s 3 touchdowns spark Vandy past Arkansas, 45-31
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Vanderbilt coach Derek Mason had some fun this week at the expense of running back Ke'Shawn Vaughn, jokingly calling the junior "fat man" as he returned to practice after missing 10 days with an injury.
Mason might want to consider poking his bear of a running back more in the future after his performance on Saturday.
Vanderbilt back Ke’Shawn Vaughn out against No. 14 Kentucky
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Vanderbilt says junior running back Ke'Shawn Vaughn did not make the trip to Kentucky and is out for Saturday night's Southeastern Conference matchup against the No. 14 Wildcats.
Vanderbilt adds transfers from Michigan, Ohio State
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Vanderbilt has added a Big Ten flavor to its football team with the addition of former Ohio State wide receiver Alex Stump and ex-Michigan long snapper Scott Sypniewski.
The Commodores also announced they have added offensive lineman Saige Young from Dodge City (Kansas) Community College. Sypniewski and Young are eligible to play for Vanderbilt this season. Stump must sit out the 2017 season due to NCAA transfer rules.
RB Vaughn tweets he’s transferring from Illinois to Vandy
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Running back Ke'Shawn Vaughn says he is transferring from Illinois to Vanderbilt.
Vaughn tweeted Tuesday he was planning to continue his career at Vanderbilt. Although the account is unverified, Illinois athletic department spokesman Derek Neal confirmed it belongs to Vaughn.
Vaughn rushed for 301 yards and three touchdowns on 60 carries at Illinois this past season. He rushed for a team-leading 723 yards and six touchdowns on 157 carries as a freshman in 2015.
Some of Big Ten’s top players in 2015 see drop in numbers
It's that time in the football season when fans ask, "Whatever happened to...?"
Whether because of injury, getting keyed on or avoided by the opponent, or just plain bad luck, some Big Ten players haven't been able to build on or repeat the big seasons they had in 2015.