Monday September 8th, 2014

Vanderbilt Commodores vs. Massachusetts Minutemen

The Vanderbilt Commodores will host the Massachusetts Minutemen this week, and both teams will be looking for their first win. Vanderbilt has been blown out by Temple (37-7) and Ole Miss (41-3) to begin the season. UMass has also failed to win a game this season after losses to Boston College (30-7) and Colorado (41-38).

You can follow the game with live stats and play-by-play here.

Details for Saturday's game are below: 

Kickoff: Noon ET

Live Stream: The game can be streamed live here

TV Coverage: FSN

Radio: For Vanderbilt affiliates, click here. For Massachusetts affiliates, click here

Game Facts

Vanderbilt facts

The Commodores rank 114th in the nation in passing yards, averaging just 142 yards per game.

Quarterback Stephen Rivers has completed just 18 of his 50 pass attempts this season. He has thrown two interceptions.

Running back Ralph Webb is averaging more than five yards per carry over 32 attempts this season.

Vanderbilt has scored 10 points in two games, ranking 125th in the nation in scoring.

This is the third year of a four-game series between the two schools. Vanderbilt has won the first two games by a combined score of 73-14.

Massachusetts facts

UMass ranks 120th in the country in rushing this season, averaging 79.5 yards per game.

The Minutemen are outside the top-100 programs in the country in scoring offense (106th at 22.5 points per game) and scoring defense (108th at 35.5 points per game).

As a team, Massachusetts has averaged 3.1 yards per carry this season, with leading rusher Jamal Wilson accumulating just 70 yards in two games.

Wide receiver Tajae Sharpe has seven catches for 173 yards and a touchdown this season. 

This is UMass' third season as an FBS team. It has opened each season with at least five losses since making the transition.

Brad Rowland

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