In the Commodores' first return to the ESPN family of networks since its historic win against Auburn on October 4, Vanderbilt will host the Florida Gators before a national television audience on ESPN2, beginning at 7:00 p.m. central.
According to The Gainesville Sun, ESPN officials have made it official that the Black and Gold will be playing under the lights for the first time since the network's last trip to Nashville a month ago.
The Commodores entered that last game against the no. 13-ranked Auburn Tigers unbeaten at 4-0, and ranked no. 18. This time, Vanderbilt is on a three-game losing streak, with a struggling offense and questions about its starting quarterback and play-calling decisions by its offensive coordinator Ted Cain.
In games played at night, Vanderbilt is 5-0 this season. In games played on the ESPN family of networks, the Commodores are 3-0.
Maybe the chill of the Tennessee fall will seep into the Gators' bones, helping the Commodores miraculously acquire a victory.
Alligators are, after all, cold-blooded animals.