Nashville – Vanderbilt and Nevada will face each other for the first time in football when the two teams play early in the 2018 season.
The Commodores and Wolf Pack are to square off Sept. 8, 2018 in Vanderbilt Stadium, the schools announced today.
The Nevada announcement completes Vanderbilt’s 2018 slate of non-Southeastern Conference opponents and ensures a seven-game home schedule for the Commodores. Vanderbilt opens the 2018 season hosting Middle Tennessee Sept. 1 on campus. After playing Nevada, Vanderbilt travels to South Bend, Ind., on Sept. 15 for its third meeting ever against Notre Dame. The team’s final 2018 non-conference game is a home matchup against neighboring Tennessee State on Sept. 29.
Vanderbilt’s 2018 SEC schedule will be announced later this year by the league office.
The Wolf Pack, members of the Mountain West Conference (MWC), enters a new era with the recent hiring of head coach Jay Norvell. Vanderbilt is 2-3 all-time against MWC teams. All five of the games have come against Air Force, the last being in the 1982 Hall of Fame Bowl.
Vanderbilt has announced series with two other MWC teams in recent months. The Commodores will play Hawaii in 2022-23 and Colorado State in 2020-21 and 2025-26.
Kickoff announced for VU-Middle Tennessee 2017 opener
The Vanderbilt-Middle Tennessee 2017 season opener, scheduled on Saturday, Sept. 2 in Murfreesboro, will kickoff at 7 p.m. CT, Conference USA officials announced today. It will be televised by CBS Sports Network.
The Commodores are 14-3 all-time against Middle Tennessee, and have won the last two meetings between the schools. In the last game played at MTSU’s Floyd Stadium, the Commodores earned a 17-13 victory in 2015.
2017 season tickets available
Season tickets for the 2017 Vanderbilt campaign are available. The Commodores host seven games on campus this season, including SEC encounters with Alabama (Sept. 23), Georgia (Oct. 7), Kentucky (Nov. 11) and Missouri (Nov. 18).
The three non-conference home opponents are Alabama A&M (Sept. 9), Kansas State (Sept. 16) and Western Kentucky (Nov. 4).
Season ticket packages start as low as $148 for a limited general admission seat on the north end zone berm. Reserved seats range from $178 (south end zone sections) to $308 (premium sideline sections). You can order tickets online here, by phone at 615-322-GOLD, or in person at the McGugin Center Ticket Office, 2601 Jess Neely Drive, Nashville.