October 26, 2007

Previewing Vanderbilt and Miami of Ohio

Miami (Ohio) Redhawks (4-4, 3-1 Mid-American Conference) at Vanderbilt Commodores (4-3, 2-3 Southeastern Conference)

When: Saturday, Oct. 27, 1 p.m. Central Standard Time

Location: Vanderbilt Stadium (39,773), Nashville, Tenn.

Tickets: Call 615.322.4653 or visit vucommodores.com for availability

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. The Commodore broadcast will also be available on Sirius Satellite Radio channel 119.

TV: None.

Series history: The teams have played twice, with each team winning once. Miami defeated Vanderbilt 33-30 in Nashville in 2000, and the Commodores defeated the Redhawks 12-0 in 1899.

Coaches: Vanderbilt is coached by Bobby Johnson (6th year at Vandy, 19-46 at VU, 79-82 (.491) overall in his 14th year as a head coach.). Miami's Shane Montgomery is 13-18 (.419) in his fourth year as a coach, all at Miami.

Rankings: Neither team is ranked in the Bowl Subdivision polls, though Vanderbilt received two votes in the Coaches Poll and is ranked 44th in the BCS rankings.

The line: Vanderbilt is favored by 13.5 points

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