Aug 21, 2013
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Home games with Ole Miss, South Carolina, Florida and Tennessee will highlight Vanderbilt’s 2014 football schedule, the Southeastern Conference and its 14-member universities jointly announced today.
The new schedule has a total of eight home games, including the first four contests of the season and concluding the regular season against Tennessee, which revives a season-ending rivalry that existed for 67 years until being interrupted in 2007.
“This might have been the most difficult schedule for the SEC to complete since the beginning of the league,” Vanderbilt Director of Athletics David Williams says. “There were many obstacles to overcome with Missouri and Texas A&M still being worked into the rotation and the launch next August of the SEC Network. But we are very pleased with our schedule. The team and our fans will like opening the season with four games at home and the open dates come at opportune times. It will be nice to end the regular season with Tennessee the way it traditionally has always been.”
The season opens against Temple on Thursday, Aug. 28 and is followed by Ole Miss, coming to Nashville for the second straight year, on Sept. 6. Massachusetts and South Carolina follow to cap the month-long home stand.
The Commodores then hit the road for back to back game against Kentucky and Georgia before returning Oct. 11 to host Charleston Southern.
The seven straight games is broken Oct. 18 with an open date before traveling to Missouri on Oct. 25. Vanderbilt comes back to Dudley Field for games Nov. 1 against Old Dominion and Nov. 8 with Florida.
Another open date comes Nov. 15 before concluding at Mississippi State on Nov. 22 and the Tennessee finale Nov. 29.
2014 Vanderbilt Schedule
Aug. 28: Temple (Nashville)
Sept. 6: Ole Miss (Nashville)
Sept. 13: UMass (Nashville)
Sept. 20: South Carolina (Nashville)
Sept. 27: at Kentucky (Lexington)
Oct. 4: at Georgia (Athens)
Oct. 11: Charleston Southern (Nashville)
Oct. 25: at Missouri (Columbia)
Nov. 1: Old Dominion (Nashville)
Nov. 8: Florida (Nashville)
Nov. 22: at Mississippi State (Starkville)
Nov. 29: Tennessee (Nashville)