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2015 Schedule
0-1, 7th in SEC - East
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Bold SEC predictions for this season (2:15)

Greg Ostendorf ESPN Staff Writer 

My thoughts from the first night: South Carolina's defense is improved, but Connor Mitch will need to play better if the Gamecocks plan to make any noise in the SEC East. Also, brutal loss for Derek Mason and Vanderbilt. But the Commodores defense looked good enough to keep them in some games this year.

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Mike Slive shows off dance moves at Vanderbilt game

It wasn't exactly the Cabbage Patch or the Whip/Nae Nae, but former SEC commissioner Mike Slive showed off some of those nifty dance moves during Vanderbilt's home opener Thursday night against Western Kentucky.

A tale of two halves in Nashville

Vanderbilt held the high-powered Western Kentucky offense scoreless in the first half, but the Hilltoppers rallied for over 200 yards and two touchdowns in the second half.

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Takeaways from Thursday's games (2:17)
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Examining South Carolina and Vanderbilt's Week 1 (3:28)
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Vanderbilt falls after missed two-point conversion (1:22)
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Despite loss, Mason confident about Commodores (2:13)
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Second half proves strong for Western Kentucky (1:25)
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Vandy drops opener to Western Kentucky

The Commodores were unable to score the 2-point conversion after a last-minute TD as Western Kentucky snagged the win.

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Vanderbilt drops opener to Western Kentucky (4:57)
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Western Kentucky's last stand seals win

Vanderbilt scored a late TD in the final minute to pull within 2, but the Hilltoppers held strong on the 2-point conversion to pull out a 14-12 win.

Alex Scarborough ESPN Staff Writer 

Tough loss and likely the start of a long, tough season for Vanderbilt. Whether it's going uptempo, read-option or what, coach Derek Mason and OC Andy Ludwig must figure out how to make the most out of QB Johnny McCrary's skill set. The defense is good enough, but the offense has to make significant strides to be competitive this season.

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Vandy drops wide open TD pass

They don't get a whole lot simpler than this ball that bounced off of Nathan Marcus' hands. His frustration was palpable, and Western Kentucky leads Vanderbilt 14-6 in the fourth on SEC Network.

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When in doubt, air it out

Western Kentucky trailed Vandy 3-0 late in the third, until Brandon Doughty's 65-yard pass to Tyler Higbee set the Hilltoppers up for a touchdown and a 7-3 lead headed to the fourth.

Chad Bishop @MrChadBishop

Tommy Openshaw 49-yard field goal for Vanderbilt is….. good. Vanderbilt leads WKU 3-0, 1:42 second

2015 Team Stats

Passing Yards217.019th
Rushing Yards168.018th
Points For12.05th
Points Against14.07th

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