Monday, January 4, 2010

Vandy faces 10 bowl teams in 2010

Not to be negative or anything, but I've been watching a lot of bowl games and noticing teams that the Commodores are slated to play this year. In all, Vandy will play a whopping 10 bowl teams, and another team, Wake Forest, barely missed a bowl and has owned the Dores since Jay Cutler graduated. Can we hire the guy who makes Kentucky's schedule (no non-conference opponents who'd been to a bowl)?

And if you're wondering, eight of our opponents in 2009 were coming off bowls.

We'll be favored to win one (1) game next season, and that's against winless Eastern Michigan. We were supposed to travel up to Ypsilanti, but recently moved the game to Nashville. Hey, we'll take anything we can get. Hey, we've also got a bye week after playing Northwestern, LSU and Ole Miss and before traveling to Connecticut. Not bad. On the other hand, we can't use the 12-straight-games excuse in the upcoming season.

Anyway, here's a look at the schedule, and how each future opponent fared this season:

SEP 04: Northwestern (8-5): Outback Bowl, lost 38-35 to Auburn in overtime.

SEP 11: LSU (9-4, 5-3 SEC): Capital One Bowl, lost 19-17 to Penn State.

SEP 18: At Ole Miss (8-4, 4-4): Cotton Bowl, beat Oklahoma State 21-7.

SEP 25: A bye week! A bye week! Holy crap a bye week!

OCT 02: At Connecticut (8-5): Bowl, beat South Carolina 20-7.

OCT 09: Eastern Michigan (0-12): No Bowl.

OCT 16: At Georgia (8-5, 4-4): Independence Bowl, beat Texas A&M 44-20.

OCT 23: South Carolina (7-6, 3-5): Bowl, lost to UConn 20-7.

OCT 30: At Arkansas (8-5, 3-5): Liberty Bowl, beat East Carolina 20-17 in overtime.

NOV 06: Florida (13-1, 8-1): Sugar Bowl, beat Cincinnati 51-24.

NOV 13: At Kentucky (7-6, 3-5): Music City Bowl, lost to Clemson 21-13.

NOV 20: Tennessee (7-6, 4-4): Chick-Fil-A Bowl, lost to Virginia Tech 37-14.

NOV 27: Wake Forest (5-7): No Bowl.

1 comment:

1050 lb. said...

I suppose the only upside is that they don't have to play Alabama in 2010.