UMass, Vanderbilt finalize four-game Home-and-home Football Series

By Kevin Kelley -

VanderbiltUMassThe UMass Minutemen and the Vanderbilt Commodores have finalized their four-game home-and-home football series, has reported.

The first game will be played at Vanderbilt Stadium in Nashville on October 27, 2012. It will be the first ever meeting between the two schools and the first for UMass against a school from the SEC.

On September 21, 2013, UMass will host Vanderbilt at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough. The third game will be played in Nashville on October 4, 2014.

The Minutemen will host the final game of the series on Thursday, October 29, 2015 at Gillette Stadium.

UMass is currently a member of the Colonial Athletic Association in the Football Championship Subdivison (FCS). They will play a full MAC schedule in 2012 and will be eligible for the MAC Championship Game and bowls beginning with the 2013 season.

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  1. Anonymous
    September 14, 2011 at 2:07 pm

    MAC going to 14 teams?

  2. RDM
    September 14, 2011 at 9:48 pm

    Great scheduling by UMass as they make the transition. Should be solid for Vandy, too.

  3. orange tiger
    September 15, 2011 at 7:24 am

    I think this will be a good series for both teams. I want Vandy to win because I am an SEC fan

  4. Anonymous
    September 15, 2011 at 6:59 pm

    Why would a SEC team play at UMass it’s all about home games people

    • Paul B
      September 15, 2011 at 10:47 pm

      I know. I was amazed that this was a 2 for 2. It’s vandy i know, but come one, umass just joined the big boy table….

  5. PNB
    September 15, 2011 at 10:51 pm

    to play in Boston area is a win for Vanderbilt, plus they should win the games

    UMass is going to play home at Gillette Stadium which is another plus for Vandy. We are also not talking about Alabama, Auburn, Florida or LSU.

  6. Richard
    September 15, 2011 at 11:03 pm

    It’s all about home games if you can actually get people to come see you play. Home games aren’t valuable if you can’t get large numbers of fannies in the seats. SEC team Vandy averages 33K home attendance. In case you’re wondering, yes, that is lower than powerhouses like Hawaii, Fresno St., Iowa St., Air Force, and San Diego St.

    • PNB
      September 15, 2011 at 11:16 pm

      Richard you are correct. When Vandy plays Tennessee, Alabama, Uga and Auburn the away team has more fans in the seat that the ‘dores. That is why this is a win for Vandy playing 2 games in Boston and not having to pay UMass to come to Nashville twice.