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Sep 17, 2016; Atlanta, GA, USA; Vanderbilt Commodores linebacker Landon Stokes (99) and teammates watch from the sideline during the fourth quarter of their game against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets at Bobby Dodd Stadium. The Yellow Jackets won 38-7. Mandatory Credit: Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports

CFB Preview: Vandy Takes on Western Kentucky

The Vanderbilt Commodores will travel to Bowling Green this weekend to take on the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers. This is the fifth meeting between the teams, but the first time the game will be played in Kentucky. Vandy does hold the lead against Western Kentucky with a 3-1 all-time record. However, that one loss came at the hands of the Hilltoppers just last season by a score of 14-12.

Sep 17, 2016; Atlanta, GA, USA; Vanderbilt Commodores quarterback Kyle Shurmur (14) attempts a pass in the first quarter of their game against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets at Bobby Dodd Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 17, 2016; Atlanta, GA, USA; Vanderbilt Commodores quarterback Kyle Shurmur (14) attempts a pass in the first quarter of their game against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets at Bobby Dodd Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports

Vanderbilt is coming off of a disappointing loss to Georgia Tech by a score of 38-7 last week. Despite the loss, Vandy’s quarterback Kyle Shurmur ended the game with a career-best 17 passes completed and a season-high 149 yards. But the quarterback isn’t the only player on offense, and Vanderbilt’s head coach Derek Mason says his team needs to work on extending drives.

Western Kentucky University is currently riding an 11 game winning streak on their home field and are 12-1 all time at home under head coach Jeff Brohm. Saturday marks the first time Western Kentucky has hosted an SEC team in Bowling Green.

Mason says WKU has a lot of strengths that make them a tough team to face.

If Vanderbilt wins, it would be their 17th victory over a non-conference team since 2011. Kickoff is set for 4:30 p.m.

The following week on October 1st, Vandy will take on an SEC-east rival in the Florida Gators.

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