No. 9 Tennessee (9-2, 6-2 SEC) at Vanderbilt (5-6, 2-5), Saturday, 7:30 p.m. EST (SEC Network)
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK COLLEGE LINE: Tennessee by 14 1/2
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Mike Wright ran 59 yards for a touchdown and completed an 8-yard touchdown pass to Will Sheppard with 32 seconds left for a 24-21 win over Kentucky Saturday, snapping a 26-game Southeastern Conference losing streak.
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri had lost its first three SEC games in increasingly heartbreaking fashion.
The Tigers finally held on down the stretch to win one on Saturday.
Luther Burden III had touchdowns on the ground and through the air, Missouri kept Vanderbilt's offense off the scoreboard until late in the fourth quarter, and the Tigers proceeded to make a huge fourth-down stop with just over a minute left for a nerve-wracking 17-14 victory that lifted them out of the conference cellar.
Vanderbilt (3-3, 0-2 SEC) at No. 1 Georgia (6-0, 3-0), Saturday, 3:30 p.m. ET (SEC Network)
Line: Georgia by 38 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The ninth-ranked Ole Miss Rebels might not be in the mood to talk about the Vanderbilt Commodores.
Vanderbilt (3-1) at No. 2 Alabama (3-0), Saturday, 7:30 p.m. ET (SEC Network)
Line: Alabama by 40 1/2 according to Fanduel Sportsbook.
DEKALB, Ill. (AP) — Freshman quarterback AJ Swann threw four touchdown passes and Vanderbilt rallied to a 38-28 non-conference victory over Northern Illinois on Saturday.
Swann, making his third appearance and first career start, engineered a comeback from a two-touchdown deficit as the Commodores (3-1) scored 24 unanswered points in the second half.
Vanderbilt (2-1) at Northern Illinois (1-1), Saturday, 3:30 p.m. ET (CBS Sports Network)
Line: Northern Illinois by 2½, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
No. 23 Wake Forest (1-0) at Vanderbilt (2-0), Saturday, noon ET (SEC Network)
Line: Wake Forest by 13 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Mike Wright scored a program record six touchdowns throwing for 245 yards and running for 84 more as Vanderbilt beat Elon 42-31 Saturday night.
“We love that he's on our side,” Vanderbilt coach Clark Lea said.
Elon (0-0) at Vanderbilt (1-0), Saturday, 7 p.m. ET (ESPN+/SEC Network+)
Line: No line, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
HONOLULU (AP) — Mike Wright factored into four touchdowns and Vanderbilt used a 35-point third quarter to pull away from Hawaii 63-10 in a season opener on Saturday.
The Commodores rolled up 601 yards of total offense, including 404 rushing to pick up their first win since Oct.
Vanderbilt (0-0) at Hawaii (0-0), Saturday, 10:30 p.m. ET (CBSSN)
Line: Vanderbilt by 8 ½, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Vanderbilt sophomore defensive end-linebacker Miles Capers will miss the season with an injured knee requiring surgery.
Coach Clark Lea announced Capers' season-ending injury Wednesday.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Vanderbilt coach Clark Lea understands he has a major building job ahead of him at his alma mater.
If he didn't, his debut season made that clear.
The Commodores went 2-10 last year, including going winless inside the Southeastern Conference.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Vanderbilt coach Clark Lea has announced Nick Howell as the Commodores' new defensive coordinator weeks after hiring him as defensive backs coach.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Vanderbilt coach Clark Lea has promoted Joey Lynch to offensive coordinator and hired Alex Bailey as wide receivers coach.
Lea announced the changes Friday.
Lynch spent last season as quarterbacks coach in Lea's first year as head coach.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Josh Heupel passed both tests among the SEC Class of 2021.
Tennessee's first-year head football coach won games against fellow Southeastern Conference newcomers. First it was Shane Beamer at South Carolina, then Saturday it was Clark Lea at Vanderbilt, 45-21.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Josh Heupel took over a Tennessee program depleted by transfers and rocked by an alleged recruiting scandal with one goal in mind: Getting buy-in.
“A lot of coaches will tell you, when they go into a new program, the older guys are the toughest to get to buy in because they feel they’re on the back end of their careers,” Heupel said.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The last Southeastern Conference team Vanderbilt beat is coming to Nashville Saturday and the Commodores are looking to end their 17-game skid against league opponents.
Not that Vanderbilt coach Clark Lea is looking at the Missouri Tigers just an opportunity to end the slide.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Vanderbilt Commodores are back home with the chance to show much they've learned from a missed opportunity.
The Commodores blew a lead in the final minute with a chance to hand first-year coach Clark Lea his first Southeastern Conference victory.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — There may be debate over the Southeastern Conference's top team this season. After Saturday, though, there should be little doubt about who's at the bottom when Vanderbilt faces South Carolina.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — It was predicted by many to be an ugly game and it lived up to its billing.
In a meeting between two of the worst teams in college football Vanderbilt rallied for a 30-28 victory over Connecticut Saturday night.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Vanderbilt Commodores and UConn Huskies are both working through rebuilding efforts and adversity while trying to win games.
On Saturday night, first-year coach Clark Lea and his Commodores have what might be their best chance at a victory this season.
No. 2 Georgia (3-0, 1-0 SEC) at Vanderbilt (1-2, 0-0), Saturday at noon EDT (SEC Network).
Line: Georgia by 34 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Vanderbilt running back Ra'Mahn Davis will have season-ending surgery to repair a torn toe ligament on his right foot.
Coach Clark Lea confirmed Davis' injury Tuesday, saying they consulted with doctors Monday night.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — First-year Commodores coach Clark Lea is the latest attempting to build a football program at Vanderbilt.
He admires what David Shaw has accomplished at Stanford, marrying football success with academic excellence.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Linebacker Stephen Scott returned a fumble 27 yards for a touchdown, and East Tennessee State upset Vanderbilt 23-3 Saturday night to ruin the head coaching debut of Clark Lea at his alma mater.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Vanderbilt Commodores get a fresh start Saturday night with new coach Clark Lea and a new coaching staff.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Clark Lea sees great potential at Vanderbilt, and the first-time head coach has been busy making changes trying to set his alma mater up for long-term success.
Yes, Lea believes winning is possible at Vanderbilt.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Marcus Freeman believes the best thing he can do as Notre Dame’s new defensive coordinator is to get out of the way of his players.
“This is theirs. They built this. I’m the new guy,” said the 35-year-old Freeman, who seven months ago was picked by coach Brian Kelly to replace Clark Lea after Notre Dame finished 10-2 and ranked No.