Things to Know About Miami (Ohio)

Oct. 26, 2007

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Vanderbilt will look to pick up its fifth victory of the season when the Commodores (4-3, 2-3 SEC) host non-conference opponent Miami (Ohio) (4-4, 3-1 MAC) on Saturday at 1 p.m. CST. Tickets are still available and can be purchased by calling 615.322.GOLD (option 1).

Get to Know Miami (Ohio):

Head Coach Shane Montgomery:
Montgomery has a career record of 13-18 in three seasons as the head coach of Miami (Ohio). He calls the offensive plays for the Redhawks since he has also been the team's offensive coordinator since 2001. Before arriving at Miami, Montgomery coached at UT-Chattanooga from 1993 to 2001. He played collegiate football at North Carolina State from 1985-1989 and served as a Graduate Assistant Coach at the school from 1991-1992.

QB #12 Daniel Raudabaugh (6'4" 214 lbs So.):
Last week vs. Temple, Raudabaugh threw for a career-high 314 yards on 33-of-57 passing. For the season, he averages 215.7 yards passing per game. He has thrown for seven touchdowns and only five interceptions.

WR #1 Dustin Woods (5'11" 187 lbs. So.):
Woods leads the Redhawks with 357 receiving yards and 44.6 receiving yards per game. He averages 14.9 yards per catch on 24 catches with one receiving touchdown.

LB #9 Clayton Mullins (6'2" 235 lbs. Jr.):
Mullins ranks fifth among all MAC defensive players with 79 total tackles. He also has 5.5 tackles for loss and three sacks.

LB #44 Caleb Bostic (6'3" 225 lbs. So.):
Bostic is second on the Redhawks' team with 69 tackles. Earlier this season vs. Ball State, he totaled 17 tackles. On the season, Bostic has nine tackles for loss and one sack.

Talking Points:

The last time Vanderbilt hosted Miami (OH) in 2000, the Redhawks were quarterbacked by Mike Bath. Bath is now an assistant coach at Miami (OH).

PK #35 Nate Parseghian is the great grandnephew of legendary former college coach Ara Parseghian. Over the past three games, he has made four of five field goals and nine consecutive PAT attempts.

LB #20 Chris Shula is the grandson of NFL Hall of Fame coach Don Shula. Shula has 31 tackles this season.

TB #29 Austin Sykes leads the team in rushing with 378 yards this season. He rushed or a career-high 124 yards earlier this season vs. Bowling Green.

WR/PR #2 Eugene Harris ranks 20th nationally in punt return statistics (13.2 yards per punt return).

In four Miami (OH) victories in 2007, the Redhawks' defense has allowed 13.5 point per game. In four Redhawks' losses, the opposition has averaged 38.5 points per game.

Miami (OH) Athletics Director Brad Bates earned his doctorate from Vanderbilt and spent 17 years with the Commodore athletics staff before becoming AD at Miami (OH) in 2002.

Miami (OH) Director of Marketing Anthony Azama played football at Vanderbilt from 1994-1997 and was a three-time Academic All-SEC honoree.

For the season, the Redhawks have been outscored by their opponents in every quarter, including overtime (a combined total of 208-160).



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