Vanderbilt opens its 2012 non-conference slate on the road against Big Ten foe Northwestern. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. CT on Saturday (Big 10 Network) at Ryan Field. The two teams have met on three occasions previously, with the Wildcats winning the most recent contest, 23-21, in 2010. The overall series record is tied 1-1-1. This marks just the Commodores' fourth game against a Big Ten opponent in 43 years.
Earlier this week, Joe Fisher, Voice of the Commodores, caught up with Vanderbilt head coach James Franklin to take a closer look at the matchup.