August 31, 2007

Richmond-Vanderbilt preview

Richmond Spiders (0-0) at Vanderbilt Commodores (0-0)

When: Saturday, September 1, 6 p.m. CST kickoff

Location: Vanderbilt Stadium (41,000), Nashville, Tenn.

Tickets: $12, available at vucommodores.com or by calling 615.322.4653

Radio: The game will be broadcast in Nashville on 104.5 F.M., with Joe Fisher providing play-by-play, John Gromos serving as color analyst and Kevin Ingram as the sideline reporter

TV: None

Series history: Vanderbilt leads 2-0; the Commodores defeated UR 37-13 in 2005, and 28-22 in 2001. Both games were played in Nashville.

Coaches: Vanderbilt is coaches by Bobby Johnson (6th year at Vandy, 16-43 at VU, 75-79 overall), who is 1-0 against Richmond. The Spiders are coaches by Dave Clawsen (4th year, 47-46).

Rankings: Vanderbilt is not ranked in the Bowl Subdivision polls, nor are the Spiders ranked in the Championship Subdivision (formerly known as I-AA).

Weather forecast: Game time temperature should be about 85 degrees with approximately 35 percent humidity and a 10 percent chance of rain.

A look at the Spiders
Starting lineups:


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