2018 Vanderbilt Commodores football team

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2018 Vanderbilt Commodores football
Vanderbilt Commodores logo.svg
Conference Southeastern Conference
Division Eastern Division
2018 record 3–2 (0–1 SEC)
Head coach Derek Mason (5th season)
Offensive coordinator Andy Ludwig (3rd season)
Offensive scheme Pro-style
Defensive coordinator Jason Tarver (1st season)
Home stadium Vanderbilt Stadium
(Capacity:40,550)
Seasons
← 2017
2019 →
2018 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
East Division
No. 2 Georgia   3 0         5 0  
No. 13 Kentucky   3 0         5 0  
No. 22 Florida   2 1         4 1  
South Carolina   1 2         2 2  
Missouri   0 1         3 1  
Vanderbilt   0 1         3 2  
Tennessee   0 2         2 3  
West Division
No. 1 Alabama   2 0         5 0  
No. 5 LSU   2 0         5 0  
No. 8 Auburn   1 1         4 1  
Texas A&M   1 1         3 2  
Mississippi State   0 2         3 2  
Ole Miss*   0 2         3 2  
Arkansas   0 2         1 4  
Championship: December 1, 2018
  • * – Ole Miss ineligible for postseason due to NCAA sanctions
As of October 1, 2018; Rankings from AP Poll

The 2018 Vanderbilt Commodores football team represents Vanderbilt University in the 2018 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Commodores play their home games at Vanderbilt Stadium in Nashville, Tennessee and compete in the Eastern Division of the Southeastern Conference (SEC). They are led by fifth-year head coach Derek Mason.

Previous season[edit]

The Commodores finished the 2017 season 5–7, 1–7 in SEC play to finish in sixth place in the Eastern Division.

Recruiting[edit]

Position key[edit]

Back B Center C Cornerback CB Defensive back DB
Defensive end DE Defensive lineman DL Defensive tackle DT End E
Fullback FB Guard G Halfback HB Kicker K
Kickoff returner KR Offensive tackle OT Offensive lineman OL Linebacker LB
Long snapper LS Punter P Punt returner PR Quarterback QB
Running back RB Safety S Tight end TE Wide receiver WR

Recruits[edit]

The Commodores signed a total of 19 recruits.

Preseason[edit]

Award watch lists[edit]

Listed in the order that they were released

Award Player Position Year
Chuck Bednarik Award[1] Charles Wright LB SR
Maxwell Award[2] Kyle Shurmur QB SR
John Mackey Award[3] Jared Pinkney TE JR
Walter Camp Award[4] Kyle Shurmur QB SR
Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award[5] Kyle Shurmur QB SR
Manning Award[6] Kyle Shurmur QB SR

SEC media poll[edit]

The SEC media poll was released on July 20, 2018 with the Commodores predicted to finish last in the East Division.[7]

Media poll (East)
Predicted finish Team Votes (1st place)
1 Georgia 1,977 (271)
2 South Carolina 1,535 (8)
3 Florida 1,441 (2)
4 Missouri 1,057
5 Kentucky 874 (1)
6 Tennessee 704 (1)
7 Vanderbilt 392

Schedule[edit]

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
September 16:30 p.m.Middle Tennessee*SECNW 35–725,348
September 811:00 a.m.Nevada*
  • Vanderbilt Stadium
  • Nashville, TN
SECNW 41–1025,676
September 151:30 p.m.at No. 8 Notre Dame*NBCL 17–2277,622
September 223:00 p.m.South Carolina
  • Vanderbilt Stadium
  • Nashville, TN
SECNL 14–3726,078
September 293:00 p.m.Tennessee State*
  • Vanderbilt Stadium
  • Nashville, TN
SECNW 31–2727,340
October 66:30 p.m.at GeorgiaSECN
October 13Florida
  • Vanderbilt Stadium
  • Nashville, TN
October 20at Kentucky
October 27at Arkansas
November 10at Missouri
November 17Ole Miss
  • Vanderbilt Stadium
  • Nashville, TN (rivalry)
November 24Tennessee
  • Vanderbilt Stadium
  • Nashville, TN (rivalry)
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Central time
Schedule Source:[8]

Rankings[edit]

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Final 
AP NR NR NR NR NR NR  
Coaches NR NR NR RV RV NR  
CFP Not released Not released

Game summaries[edit]

Middle Tennessee[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Blue Raiders 7 0 0 0 7
Commodores 7 7 7 14 35
Location: Vanderbilt StadiumNashville, Tennessee
Overall record Last meeting Result
15–3 Sep. 2, 2017 W, 28–6
Scoring summary
Quarter Time Drive Team Scoring information Score
Plays Yards TOP MTSU VAN
1 12:21 5 58 2:39 Commodores Khari Blasingame 30-yard touchdown run, Ryley Guay kick good 0 7
1 1:59 15 93 6:58 Blue Raiders CJ Windham 4-yard touchdown reception from Brent Stockstill, Crews Holt kick good 7 7
2 14:01 1 11 0:00 Commodores Fumble recovery returned 11 yards for touchdown by Dayo Odeyingbo, Guay kick good 7 14
3 7:26 7 92 4:25 Commodores Chris Pierce 17-yard touchdown reception from Kyle Shurmur, Guay kick good 7 21
4 12:47 12 80 4:56 Commodores Kalija Lipscomb 28-yard touchdown reception from Shurmur, Guay kick good 7 28
4 1:28 12 80 7:04 Commodores Jamauri Wakefield 14-yard touchdown run, Guay kick good 7 35
"TOP" = time of possession. For other American football terms, see Glossary of American football. 7 35
Statistics MTSU VAN
First downs 21 19
Total yards 294 346
Rushes–yards 116 176
Passing yards 178 170
Passing: Comp–Att–Int 27–37–1 10–17–0
Time of possession 31:09 29:51
Team Category Player Statistics
MTSU Passing B. Stockstill 24–36, 178 YDS, 1 TD, 1 INT
Rushing T. Thomas 8 CAR, 32 YDS
Receiving T. Thomas 4 REC, 42 YDS
VAN Passing K. Shurmur 10–17, 170 YDS, 2 TD
Rushing J. Wakefield 10 CAR, 56 YDS, 1 TD
Receiving K. Lipscomb 4 REC, 60 YDS, 1 TD

Nevada[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Wolf Pack 0 10 0 0 10
Commodores 0 17 17 7 41
Location: Vanderbilt StadiumNashville, Tennessee
Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting
Scoring summary
Quarter Time Drive Team Scoring information Score
Plays Yards TOP NEV VAN
2 13:16 7 53 2:41 Commodores Kalija Lipscomb 2-yard touchdown reception from Kyle Shurmur, Ryley Guay kick good 0 7
2 12:24 2 7 0:15 Commodores Ke'Shawn Vaughn 7-yard touchdown run, Guay kick good 0 14
2 3:13 7 13 3:17 Wolf Pack 32-yard field goal by Ramiz Ahmed 3 14
2 3:13 7 48 2:28 Commodores 35-yard field goal by Guay 3 17
2 0:49 10 75 2:24 Wolf Pack Brendan O'Leary-Orange 9-yard touchdown reception from Ty Gangi, Ahmed kick good 10 17
3 7:14 11 77 6:17 Commodores 25-yard field goal by Guay 10 20
3 6:17 1 46 0:11 Commodores Vaughn 46-yard touchdown run, Guay kick good 10 27
3 0:23 8 73 4:00 Commodores Lipscomb 11-yard touchdown reception from Shurmur, Guay kick good 10 34
4 1:10 3 21 1:40 Commodores Josh Crawford 1-yard touchdown run, Guay kick good 10 41
"TOP" = time of possession. For other American football terms, see Glossary of American football. 10 41
Statistics[9] NEV VAN
First downs 14 25
Total yards 250 468
Rushes–yards 34 198
Passing yards 216 270
Passing: Comp–Att–Int 22–39–1–2 24–34–2–0
Time of possession 23:58 36:02
Team Category Player Statistics
NEV Passing T. Gangi 22–39, 216 YDS, 1 TD, 2 INT
Rushing T. Taua 6 CAR, 24 YDS
Receiving M. Mannix 6 REC, 86 YDS
VAN Passing K. Shurmur 23-32, 258 YDS, 2 TD
Rushing K. Vaughn 11 CAR, 93 YDS, 2 TD
Receiving J. Pinkney 4 REC, 98 YDS

at Notre Dame[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Commodores 0 3 7 7 17
No. 8 Fighting Irish 10 6 0 6 22
Location: Notre Dame StadiumSouth Bend, Indiana
Overall record Last meeting Result
0–2 Sep. 5, 1996 L, 7–14
Scoring summary
Quarter Time Drive Team Scoring information Score
Plays Yards TOP VAN ND
1 11:02 10 74 3:58 Fighting Irish 26-yard field goal by Justin Yoon 0 3
1 0:58 15 94 5:21 Fighting Irish Brandon Wimbush 12-yard touchdown run, Yoon kick good 0 10
2 7:33 6 49 1:10 Fighting Irish 33-yard field goal by Yoon 0 13
2 1:15 10 51 3:55 Fighting Irish 46-yard field goal by Yoon 0 16
2 0:00 8 72 1:15 Commodores 21-yard field goal by Ryley Guay 3 16
3 0:11 5 47 2:44 Commodores Ke'Shawn Vaughn 3-yard touchdown run, Guay kick good 10 16
4 11:04 11 75 2:44 Fighting Irish Nic Weishar -yard touchdown reception from Ian Book, 2-point pass failed 10 22
4 7:22 9 75 3:42 Commodores Jared Pinkney 18-yard touchdown reception from Kyle Shurmur, Guay kick good 17 22
"TOP" = time of possession. For other American football terms, see Glossary of American football. 17 22
Statistics ND VAN
First downs 24 23
Total yards 380 420
Rushes–yards 245 94
Passing yards 135 326
Passing: Comp–Att–Int 16–26–0 26–43–1
Time of possession 29:12 30:48
Team Category Player Statistics
ND Passing B. Wimbush 13-23, 122 YDS
Rushing T. Jones Jr. 17 CAR, 118 YDS
Receiving T. Jones Jr. 2 REC, 56 YDS
VAN Passing K. Shurmur 26-43, 326 YDS, 1 TD, 1 INT
Rushing K. Vaughn 10 CAR, 54 YDS, 1 TD
Receiving J. Pinkney 5 REC, 111 YDS, 1 TD

South Carolina[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Gamecocks 10 10 10 7 37
Commodores 0 14 0 0 14
Location: Vanderbilt StadiumNashville, Tennessee
Overall record Last meeting Result
4–22 Oct. 28, 2017 L, 27–34
Scoring summary
Quarter Time Drive Team Scoring information Score
Plays Yards TOP SOCAR VAN
"TOP" = time of possession. For other American football terms, see Glossary of American football. - -
Statistics SC VAN
First downs
Total yards
Rushes–yards
Passing yards
Passing: Comp–Att–Int
Time of possession
Team Category Player Statistics
SC Passing
Rushing
Receiving
VAN Passing
Rushing
Receiving

Tennessee State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Tigers 0 13 7 7 27
Commodores 0 10 14 7 31
Location: Vanderbilt StadiumNashville, Tennessee
Overall record Last meeting Result
2–0 Oct. 22, 2016 W, 35–17
Scoring summary
Quarter Time Drive Team Scoring information Score
Plays Yards TOP TSU VAN
"TOP" = time of possession. For other American football terms, see Glossary of American football. - -


Statistics TSU VAN
First downs
Total yards
Rushes–yards
Passing yards
Passing: Comp–Att–Int
Time of possession
Team Category Player Statistics
TSU Passing
Rushing
Receiving
VAN Passing
Rushing
Receiving

at Georgia[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Commodores 0
Bulldogs 0
Location: Sanford StadiumAthens, Georgia
Overall record Last meeting Result
20–56–2 Oct. 7, 2017 L, 7–14
Scoring summary
Quarter Time Drive Team Scoring information Score
Plays Yards TOP VAN UGA
"TOP" = time of possession. For other American football terms, see Glossary of American football. - -
Statistics UGA VAN
First downs
Total yards
Rushes–yards
Passing yards
Passing: Comp–Att–Int
Time of possession
Team Category Player Statistics
UGA Passing
Rushing
Receiving
VAN Passing
Rushing
Receiving

Florida[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Gators 0
Commodores 0
Location: Vanderbilt StadiumNashville, Tennessee
Overall record Last meeting Result
10–39–2 Sep. 30, 2017 L, 24–38
Scoring summary
Quarter Time Drive Team Scoring information Score
Plays Yards TOP UF VAN
"TOP" = time of possession. For other American football terms, see Glossary of American football. - -
Statistics UF VAN
First downs
Total yards
Rushes–yards
Passing yards
Passing: Comp–Att–Int
Time of possession
Team Category Player Statistics
UF Passing
Rushing
Receiving
VAN Passing
Rushing
Receiving

at Kentucky[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Commodores 0
Wildcats 0
Location: Kroger FieldLexington, Kentucky
Overall record Last meeting Result
42–44–4 Nov. 11, 2017 L, 21–44
Scoring summary
Quarter Time Drive Team Scoring information Score
Plays Yards TOP VAN UK
"TOP" = time of possession. For other American football terms, see Glossary of American football. - -
Statistics UK VAN
First downs
Total yards
Rushes–yards
Passing yards
Passing: Comp–Att–Int
Time of possession
Team Category Player Statistics
UK Passing
Rushing
Receiving
VAN Passing
Rushing
Receiving

at Arkansas[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Commodores 0
Razorbacks 0
Location: Donald W. Reynolds Razorback StadiumFayetteville, Arkansas
Overall record Last meeting Result
2–7–0 Oct. 29, 2011 L, 28–31
Scoring summary
Quarter Time Drive Team Scoring information Score
Plays Yards TOP VAN ARK
"TOP" = time of possession. For other American football terms, see Glossary of American football. - -
Statistics ARK VAN
First downs
Total yards
Rushes–yards
Passing yards
Passing: Comp–Att–Int
Time of possession
Team Category Player Statistics
ARK Passing
Rushing
Receiving
VAN Passing
Rushing
Receiving

at Missouri[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Commodores 0
Tigers 0
Location: Faurot FieldColumbia, Missouri
Overall record Last meeting Result
3–7–1 Nov. 18, 2017 L, 17–45
Scoring summary
Quarter Time Drive Team Scoring information Score
Plays Yards TOP VAN MO
"TOP" = time of possession. For other American football terms, see Glossary of American football. - -
Statistics MO VAN
First downs
Total yards
Rushes–yards
Passing yards
Passing: Comp–Att–Int
Time of possession
Team Category Player Statistics
MO Passing
Rushing
Receiving
VAN Passing
Rushing
Receiving

Ole Miss[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Rebels 0
Commodores 0
Location: Vanderbilt StadiumNashville, Tennessee
Overall record Last meeting Result
39–51–2 Oct. 14, 2017 L, 35–57
Scoring summary
Quarter Time Drive Team Scoring information Score
Plays Yards TOP MISS VAN
"TOP" = time of possession. For other American football terms, see Glossary of American football. - -
Statistics MISS VAN
First downs
Total yards
Rushes–yards
Passing yards
Passing: Comp–Att–Int
Time of possession
Team Category Player Statistics
MISS Passing
Rushing
Receiving
VAN Passing
Rushing
Receiving

Tennessee[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Volunteers 0
Commodores 0
Location: Vanderbilt StadiumNashville, Tennessee
Overall record Last meeting Result
31–75–5 Nov. 24, 2017 W, 42–24
Scoring summary
Quarter Time Drive Team Scoring information Score
Plays Yards TOP UTK VAN
"TOP" = time of possession. For other American football terms, see Glossary of American football. - -
Statistics TN VAN
First downs
Total yards
Rushes–yards
Passing yards
Passing: Comp–Att–Int
Time of possession
Team Category Player Statistics
TN Passing
Rushing
Receiving
VAN Passing
Rushing
Receiving

References[edit]