Alabama Crimson Tide vs Vanderbilt: TV/News/Info, Notes and More

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The Alabama Crimson Tide travel to Nashville this weekend to take on the Vanderbilt Commodores. Here is all the news, radio, television, and livestream information you need to cheer on the Tide.

No. 1 University of Alabama Crimson Tide (3-0, 0-0 SEC) vs Vanderbilt University Commdores (3-0, 0-0 SEC) – Saturday, September 23, 2017.

Time:  2:30p.m. Central Time
Location: Vanderbilt Stadium, Nashville, Tennessee

Stadium Capacity: 40,350

Expected Forecast at Game Time: Partly cloudy; 89*F/31.6*C

  • Television Information: CBS
  • Television Announcers:  Play by play from Brad Nessler with analyst Gary Danielson; Allie LaForce reporting on the sidelines.
  • Radio Info: Crimson Tide Sports Network (Eli Gold as Play-by-Play announcer, Phil Savage as color analyst, and Chris Stewart as sideline reporter).   Sirius: 137; XM: 190
  • Vegas Odds: (via  Alabama (-18.5) at press time.
  • Next up for Alabama: University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) in Tuscaloosa, September 29, 2017. 8 pm Central time kickoff.

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Alabama remains No. 1 in the Associated Press and Amway Coaches polls this week following the Tide’s 41-23 win over
Colorado State last Saturday. Vanderbilt is receiving votes in both polls after a 14-7 victory over then-No. 18/18 Kansas State.

SEE MORE: Alabama Game Notes

Series Notes

Alabama and Vanderbilt will meet for the 84th time on Saturday. The Crimson Tide leads the all-time series, 59-19-4 (after vacations), and has won the last 21 contests dating back to 1985. Alabama defeated the Commodores, 34-0, at Bryant-Denny Stadium in
the most recent game between the two teams on Oct. 8, 2011. The Tide is 27-14-2 all-time
against VU in Nashville and has won the last 18 matchups in the Music City. The Commodores last defeated UA in Nashville in 1969 when Vanderbilt came away with a 14 10 win. Alabama head coach Nick Saban is 3-0 in his career against Vanderbilt, including a 2-0 mark with the Tide. Fourth-year Vanderbilt head coach Derek Mason is facing the Tide for the first time in his career.

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SEE MORE: Vanderbilt Game Note

Vanderbilt hosts top-ranked Alabama on Saturday, the eighth game for
the program against a No. 1 team and first since 2009. The Commodores’ defense enters the weekend with the top-ranked defense nationally in multiple categories – scoring, total and passing. The defense has already matched last season’s interception total with
five after safeties Ryan White and LaDarius Wiley picked off passes last
RB Ralph Webb is Vanderbilt’s all-time leading rusher with 3,491 yards
and ranks 18th all-time in SEC history. He’s set to make his 41st straight
start. QB Kyle Shurmur passed John Gromos on Vanderbilt’s all-time passing
yards last week with 205 yards, moving him into eighth all-time with 3,615
Vanderbilt has outscored its first three opponents 63-7 in the first half.

Next Up For The Tide:

The Crimson Tide will open its Southeastern Conference home schedule when it hosts SEC West rival Ole Miss. The Crimson Tide and Rebels will meet for the 65th time in a series that dates back to 1894. The Crimson Tide owns the all-time advantage, 52-10-2 (48-11-2 after vacations). Alabama won last year’s meeting, 48-43 in Oxford and has won eight of the last 10 matchups. Ole Miss came away with a 43-37 win in the last contest at Bryant-Denny Stadium in 2015.

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