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Vanderbilt Football Game Preview

Vanderbilt is preparing to host the College Football Playoff national championship game on Saturday, April 6 at 5 p.m. in Nashville, Tennessee.

Vanderbilt has yet to face a Top 25 opponent, but the Commodores are favored by an average of 14.3 points per game and have won six straight games.

The Commodoles are 5-1 all-time against SEC teams, and they are looking for their fifth straight win over the SEC.

The Commodives have a 3-0 start to the season and have already scored at least 38 points in five of their last six games.

Vanderbilt is coming off a 27-17 win over Missouri on Saturday.

The Tigers were coming off of a 35-14 victory over Tennessee.

The Vols had an early 10-0 lead, but Tennessee had a late touchdown rally to take the lead and then took a 15-7 lead on a 5-yard run by sophomore quarterback Jake Coker.

Coker completed 11 of 19 passes for 153 yards and two touchdowns and was one of the game’s top offensive performers.

The senior was completing 62.9 percent of his passes for 633 yards and four touchdowns.

Cincinnati has been outscored, 28-20, in its last five games against Vanderbilt.

The Bearcats are 0-4 against the Commods.

The last time they faced Vanderbilt was in 2015, when they went 7-6.

The two teams have met only twice since then, but Vanderbilt is 4-0 in the series.

The Bulldogs are 4-1 in the last five meetings between the two schools.

Cleveland State has lost six straight meetings with Vanderbilt, including two straight meetings this season.

The Spartans are 2-4 all-in in the regular season and 0-3 in the SEC Championship.

CSU is 5-2 against the SEC West Division, and the Spartans are 3-3 against teams ranked in the top 20.

The Vols are 6-2 all-season, winning five of six and beating the Commets in five games this season, including the last two matchups.

The only other time they met was in 2014, when CSU beat the Bulldogs 41-20.

The final score was 36-21.

Cox Arena is the venue for the 2017 College Football Playoffs.

Tickets for the game are still available at the Vanderbilt Ticket Office or online at Vandy.com/CoxArena.