Which of Vandy’s future opponents would we least like to face next week? Probably Alabama, which dispatched Kent State with frightening efficiency. But we’d also have trouble matching up with the freakish collection of athletes from South Carolina, not to mention a bunch of angry Bulldogs from Georgia, a talented team that was taken to school by a supposedly weaker Boise State team that also happened to be No. 5 in the nation.
Teams we wouldn’t mind facing next week? How about Ole Miss, which choked against BYU, lost its top two running backs and has hit rock-bottom? We face the Rebels week after next. Or you could also go with Army, which got throttled by Northern Illinois, or a Kentucky team that looked inept for most of its snoozefest with Western Kentucky.
Here’s how all of Vandy’s future opponents fared:
Sept. 10 — CONNECTICUT (Unranked; 1-0): Won at home 35-3 over Fordham.
Sept. 17 — OLE MISS (Unranked; 0-1): Lost 14-13 at home to BYU.
Sept. 24 — at SOUTH CAROLINA (No. 12; 1-0): Defeated East Carolina 56-37 in Charlotte.
Oct. 8 — at ALABAMA (No. 2, 1-0): Won at home 48-7 over Kent State.
Oct. 15 — GEORGIA (No. 19; 0-1): Lost 35-21 to No. 5 Boise State in Atlanta.
Oct. 22 — ARMY (Unranked; 0-1): Lost 49-26 at Northern Illinois.
Oct. 29 — ARKANSAS (1-0): Won at home 51-7 over Missouri State.
Nov. 5 — at FLORIDA (No. 22; 1-0): Won at home 41-3 over Florida Atlantic.
Nov. 12 — KENTUCKY (Unranked; 1-0): Defeated Western Kentucky 14-3 in Nashville.
Nov. 19 — at TENNESSEE (Unranked; 1-0): Won at home 42-16 over Montana.
Nov. 26 — at WAKE FOREST (Unranked; 0-1): Lost 36-29 in overtime at Syracuse.