Vanderbilt is playing good football, off to a 2-0 start in 2018. Commodores coach Derek Mason says playing in the SEC insures his squad won’t be intimidated by playing in the land of Touchdown Jesus.
But VU faces a tall task in trying to upset No. 8 Notre Dame. The Fighting Irish are also 2-0 and have shown they have what it takes to beat a top-15 team, knocking off No. 14 Michigan 24-17 in Week 1.
Below, find the score, live updates and stats for the Vanderbilt-Notre Dame football game.
Vanderbilt-Notre Dame football: score, live updates, stats
HALFTIME: Vanderbilt 3 Notre Dame 16
- SCORE: 0:03 –Vanderbilt K Ryley Guay 21-yard field goal good. Vanderbilt 3 Notre Dame 16
- SCORE: 1:15 – Notre Dame K Justin Yoon 46-yard field goal good. Vanderbilt 0 Notre Dame 16
- SCORE: 7:33 – Notre Dame K Justin Yoon 33-yard field goal good. Vanderbilt 0 Notre Dame 13
- SCORE: 0:58 – Notre Dame QB Brandon Wimbush 12-yard run for TD. XP good. Vanderbilt 0 Notre Dame 10
- SCORE: 11:02 – Notre Dame K Justin Yoon 26-yard field goal good. Vanderbilt 0 Notre Dame 3
— Vanderbilt Football (@VandyFootball) September 15, 2018
Vanderbilt-Notre Dame football: TV channel, game time, odds
All times are ET. Odds via MyBookie.
TV channel: The Vanderbilt-Notre Dame football game will air on NBC.
Time: The Vanderbilt-Notre Dame football game kicks off at 2:30 p.m.
Location: The Vanderbilt-Notre Dame football game will be played in Notre Dame Stadium.
Odds: Notre Dame is favored by 13.5 points.
The lead up
When Vanderbilt travels to South Bend on Saturday afternoon, ESPN analyst Kirk Herbstreit doesn’t think the Commodores will be caught up in the history. In fact, he went as far as to say on College GameDay that he thinks the ‘Dores will come out of the game with a win:
“I don’t think there’s this aura that intimidates the Vandy players,” he said. “I think Vandy is going to win this game. You’ve got a veteran quarterback in Kyle Shurmur who can dink and dunk, move the chains. It’ll be close, but I think Vandy wins this game.”
The Vanderbilt Commodores face a very tough test this weekend, traveling to South Bend to take on the Notre Dame Fighting Irish.
However, the Commodores are 2-0 and their defense is looking stout (and the offense serviceable) as they move through their schedule.
When they take on the Fighting Irish this weekend, they’ll do so in a sleek uniform combination — with white helmets, white jerseys and white pants.
SEC Media Days were held July 17-19 at the College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta. When Vanderbilt coach Derek Mason spoke to the media, he was asked the Commodores’ trip to Notre Dame. He may have delivered the quote of the day with his reponse.
“Yeah, we play in the SEC,” Mason said. “I don’t worry about going to South Bend.”