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Dec 26 College Football Bowl Predictions

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St. Petersburg Bowl– St. Petersburg, FL

Miami (OH) (3.69) 6-6  vs. Mississippi St. (34.91) 5-7

Bulldogs by 10

Quick Lane Bowl-Detroit, MI

Maryland (4.74) 6-6  vs. Boston College (-15.42) 6-6

Terrapins by 3

Camping World Independence Bowl-Shreveport, LA

North Carolina St. (35.02) 6-6 vs. Vanderbilt (10.53) 6-6

Commodores by 3

Source(s):

College Bowl Helmet Schedule/ FBSchedules.com

FBS Scoreboard/ NCAA.com

 

 

 

Vandy Anchors Down: ALL THE WAY!! National Champions!!

The Vanderbilt Commodores are sitting on top of the college baseball world tonight, as they are bringing back a College World Series trophy to display on the West End campus in Nashville.

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John Norwood’s home run in the top of the eighth inning gave Vanderbilt the lead, and the Commodores beat Virginia 3-2 on Wednesday night for their first College World Series championship.

Norwood turned on Nick Howard’s 97 mph fastball and sent it into the left field bullpen to break a 2-2 tie in the third and deciding game of the College World Series finals.

It was Norwood’s third homer of the year, his first since April 19, and Vanderbilt’s first since May 16. It also was only the third home run in 16 CWS games and the 22nd in 72 games by the Commodores (51-21).

(H/T: NCAA.com, Twitter, VUCommodores.com)

Vandy Anchors Down to Advance to National Championship Series

Vanderbilt downed Texas 4-3 in 10 innings to advance to its first College World Series Final. Rhett Wiseman went 2-for-4 on the night and scored the walk-off run for the Commodores.

The smoking hot Commodores will move on to face the Virginia Cavaliers in Game One of a best of three series on Monday night to decide who is the National Champion in the world of College Baseball.

(H/T: NCAA.com, VUCommodores.com, ESPN, and Twitter)

 

 

Vandy Stays Unbeaten in CWS, Tops UC-Irvine 6-4

Vanderbilt took down UC Irvine 6-4 to remain unbeaten in the 2014 College World Series. Zander Wiel went 2-for-4 with two RBI and a run scored for the Commodores.  Showcasing a dazzling arsenal of pitches, Walker Buehler completely silenced UC Irvine’s bats Monday at the most crucial time.

(H/T: NCAA.com and VUCommodores.com)

Vandy Beats Louisville 5-3 in Omaha

Adam Ravenelle anchored down with 2 and 1/3 innings of shutout relief as the Vanderbilt Commodores held on for a 5-3 victory in the opening round of the College World Series in Omaha.

Perhaps the comedic relief during stretching of the Vanderbilt team has helped to cut the tension as their success continues to grow.

(H/T:  VUCommodores.com and NCAA.com)

Vandy Headed to Omaha!!

The Vanderbilt Commodores anchored down and scored twelve runs to capture the rubber game of the super-regional series against the Stanford Cardinal’s five spot to advance to the College World Series in Omaha.

“It’s like Christmas Day,” Vanderbilt coach Tim Corbin told Jerome Boettcher of VUCommodores.com,

“It’s like when your kids come down and they get under the Christmas tree and start opening the presents, that’s what it feels like. I don’t have to be a part of that. All I need to do is get in the dugout and watch the kids celebrate.” 

(H/T:  VUCommodores.com, NCAA.com, Twitter)

Vandy Rolls Over Oregon: Play in Regional Championship Sunday Afternoon

The Vanderbilt Commodores remained in the winners bracket with a solid 7-2 victory over the second-seeded Oregon Ducks on Saturday. They await the winner of the loser’s bracket game between Xavier and Oregon to play in the Regional Championship game at 8 p.m. EST at Hawkins Field. If the commodores were to lose, a second (if necessary) game will be played.

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(H/T: NCAA.com)

Vandy Rolls in Opening Round of NCAA Tournament

Vandy rolled over Xavier in an 11-0 beatdown as Tyler Beede recorded 14 strikeouts.

The Commodores will face the #2 seeded Oregon Ducks in the Nashville regional at 7 p.m. CST. The Ducks rolled over Clemson 18-1 in Friday’s other first round game at Hawkins Field.

(H/T: VUCommodores.com)

Vols Drop Dores by 28

 

Tennessee pummeled Vanderbilt, 76-38, on Saturday afternoon with a record-setting defensive effort at Thompson-Boling Arena.  Senior guard Antonio Barton was five for seven from three point land and netted 21 points to lead the Vols in their twenty eight point romp.  The Vols moved to 18-11 on the season and are 9-7 in Southeastern Conference play.  Vanderbilt dropped to 15-13 overall and 7-9 in SEC.

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(H/T:  UTSports.com)

Vanderbilt Out Duels Houston In BBVA Compass Bowl

Perhaps somewhere today in heaven, Irby “Rabbit” Curry is smiling, as Vanderbilt out dueled Houston 41-24 in the BBVA Compass Bowl in Birmingham to cap off a season with a bowl victory for the second year in a row.

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Prior to the Commodore victory, they were shown this inspirational video:

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This video perhaps was inspirational to this year’s edition of the Commodores and helped create the right mindset and mental toughness to achieve another bowl victory.  Perhaps the spirit of “Rabbit” Curry is smiling, as some believe his spirit urged Vandy on to victory against Texas after Vanderbilt coach Dan McGugin told them about Curry prior to the game on October 22, 1921.  Irby “Rabbit” Curry was an All-American quarterback for Vanderbilt in 1916. The brilliant runner was born in Marlin, Texas, in 1894 and was a product of Marlin High School. After graduating from Vanderbilt, Curry volunteered for service during World War I. After completing his Ground School work he was ordered to Rantoul, IL to the Flying School. Heroically, Curry was shot down over France near Chateau Thierry and was killed during aerial combat on August 18, 1918.

Part of that speech included these words that were written in 50 Years of Vanderbilt Football, written by Fred Russell and Maxwell Benson:

I am glad Mr. Curry is here. Some of you knew Rabbit. We felt toward him the tenderness a mother feels towards her own little boy. He had a little slender body; he weighed only 128 pounds, but he had a heart as big as that loving cup over there on the mantel. He was modest; his life was absolutely clean; and what a fighter he was. His life was a great contribution to Vanderbilt–traditionally to our athletic traditions. The influence of his spirit will always abide. He always wanted to play with Vanderbilt against Texas. His body is resting only a few miles south of here; but his spirit is hovering above us now. Some of these days I want to see his likeness looking down on our athletic fields. I am glad his father is here so that he can see, face-to-face, how we regard his son.”

He added,

There is one thing that makes me sick at heart. I heard repeatedly before we left Nashville that this Vanderbilt team, this crowd of men into whose faces I now look, might win from Texas if it would only fight. Has anybody the right to imply such an insult? And, if so, when before now could such a thing be said of men from Tennessee? How about Pickett’s men who moved out of the wood and exposed their breasts and faces to be shattered and torn as they moved up that slope? And how about The Tennesseans of the Thirtieth Division, who broke the Hindenburg line–a task even greater because it was accompanied by so much mud and misery. All but a few here are Tennesseans and the rest have elected to be educated here. You are a part of us and you must uphold the traditions of Vanderbilt and Tennessee.”

On that day, the Commodores proceeded to beat Texas 20-0. Blinky Horn, who covered that game for The Tennessean wrote, ” The victory surely must make the gallant Curry rest with more repose in his Texas tomb, now wreathed with the hale of a Commodore conquest.”

(H/T: SECSports.com, ESPN, Bill Traughber/ VUCommodores.com, Joe Fisher/Twitter)