Oct. 1, 2007
A national television audience will watch Vanderbilt host the Georgia Bulldogs on Saturday, Oct. 13.
Southeastern Conference officials announced Monday that ESPN2 will return to Vanderbilt for the first time in nearly two years to air the Georgia encounter. Kickoff for the game, which serves as homecoming on the Vanderbilt campus, is 5:00 p.m., CT.
Earlier Monday, Vanderbilt officials announced a sellout for the Georgia game. It will mark the second capacity crowd in Vanderbilt Stadium this season.
Vanderbilt's last appearance on ESPN2 was at Florida on Nov. 5, 2005. The game, which ended with No. 13 Florida capturing a 49-42 decision in double overtime, is one of the most memorable and controversial games in recent Commodore football history. The encounter in Gainesville featured a remarkable aerial display by Vanderbilt senior quarterback Jay Cutler and a controversial 15-yard excessive celebration penalty that eliminated any chance the Commodores would try a two-point conversion to win at the end of regulation.
Earlier in 2005, Vanderbilt dropped on-campus games on ESPN2 against nationally ranked LSU and Georgia on consecutive Saturdays in October.
The Georgia game will mark Vanderbilt's third television appearance of the season. The Commodores lost to Alabama Sept. 8 on Lincoln Financial Sports and travel this Saturday to Auburn for another LF Sports appearance.