Saturday, November 15, 2008


Add one more finger, Coach. We've got SIX wins, and we're going bowling! AP Photo.
For the first time in twenty-six years, for the first time when a sixth-win was on the line in 17 tries, and for the first time in my lifetime, the Vanderbilt Commodores are bowl eligible.

On a bone-chilling night in Lexington, the Vanderbilt Commodores scored first to take a 7-0 lead against the Kentucky Wildcats. Vanderbilt continued to pile up points and led 24-7 at halftime.

After the break, Big Blue came out aggressively, scoring 10 unanswered points in the third quarter. Vanderbilt quarterback Chris Nickson led the 'Dores to a touchdown early in the fourth quarter, and then it was time for the Black and Gold defense to hold fast.

After giving up a touchdown, Vanderbilt managed to hold until the last moment. Vanderbilt all-star D.J. Moore made his second interception of the night, and the Commodores, after getting a first down, went into victory formation and secured their first sixth-win since 1982.

UPDATE: We've just received word that the team is expected to arrive at McGugin Center around 2:30 a.m. central time; Vanderbilt students, alumni, and fans are invited to come welcome home our victorious, conquering heroes.

We'll have more, in-depth coverage here on S&S, but right now we're going to celebrate!


Oskie said...

Congrats, you guys deserve it!

PhilipVU94 said...

Isn't it great to spend the rest of November thinking about which bowl instead of bowl eligibility? So this is how the other 11/12 of the SEC lives.

TK said...

Thank God. It's been a long time coming. I guess I'll be in Shreveport/Memphis/some godforsaken city this holiday season.

Damn, DJ Moore!

Anonymous said...

D- I'm a girl so I get to ask a stupid football question... but when do we find out which bowl it will be? and the date? Thanks!!