Anchor down.

Thanks a lot, Vanderbilt.

Vanderbilt dropped its opener at home against Western Kentucky on Thursday night in an ugly 14-12 game.

As such, the Hilltoppers became the first Conference USA team to beat an SEC opponent since 2010, when UCF took down Georgia by an equally-ugly score of 10-6 in the Liberty Bowl.

Entering Thursday, the SEC had 27 consecutive wins over Conference USA opponents since the Bulldogs’ loss in 2010.

It’s always nice to be reminded of the good times.

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33 responses to “Anchor down.

  1. Ugly game? When does Vandy not play in ugly games? Now TCU played an ugly game. And Sackerlina is lookin’ awful vulnerable. I don’t think Pharaoh will last the season if he’s gonna keep doin’ a Hines Ward imitation.

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  2. Brandon (Version 1)

    They s’posed to be SEC. I blame the marketing photo and Bobo of course.

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  3. Beer Money

    ….which they mentioned at least 8 times during the broadcast.

    That being said, I don’t recall seeing a team fall faster than Vandy has in the last two years.

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  4. Scorpio Jones, III

    Vandy has great potential to ruin somebody’s season besides their own. I, on the other hand am worried about an all American nose tackle.

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  5. Uglydawg

    I’m not suprised at all. Vandy is terrible from the top (coaching) down..They may not win a game.

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    • Biggus Rickus

      Their defense is improved, and they really should have won the game. They’ll probably scrape out a two or three wins and scare a couple of teams before Vandying it up.

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  6. Uglydawg

    But, hey…Michigan lost. That Ohio State SOS just keeps getting more and more impressive.

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  7. Look on the bright side – from now until the next SEC loss to a Conference USA team – the answer will be Vandy instead of UGA!

    Vanderbilt looked terrible last night (as did WKU, USCe, UNC, and a bunch of other teams) so hopefully we can use these opening two games to work the kinks out and win fairly easily. Then be ready to hit on all cylinders Week 3.

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  8. Bulldog Joe

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  9. siskey

    As I watched Vandy’s last drive I knew that they would score but somehow mess up the 2 point conversion. Not just because they are Vandy or because I am a pessimist but because I think it is easy to bet agaisnt 2 point conversions. Is there any data that backs this up or has too many years of being a Georgia fan made me eternally fatalistic?

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    • Biggus Rickus

      The success rate for 2-point conversions is somewhere around 50%, and the quality of your offense probably has a huge bearing on whether or not you can succeed at a significantly higher rate. With Vandy’s offense, a 2-point conversion is probably closer to a 1 in 3 proposition.

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    • OhioDawg

      “Is there any data that backs this up or has too many years of being a Georgia fan made me eternally fatalistic?”

      If my memory serves me right, Georgia has actually favored very well on two point conversions recently. Bobo would always line the ball up on the left hash with three receivers to the right. QB would roll to the right, the two outside receivers would slant to the middle and the QB would hit the inside receiver who had slanted right to just beyond the goal line. He ran that play on every single two point conversion I remember us attempting in the last few years, and it worked every single time. He ran the same play last year for the late go-ahead TD vs GT.

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      • OhioDawg

        Correction…. middle receiver also slants right to pull the CB outside and open space for the inside receiver trailing him.

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  10. PTC DAWG

    Good to see Vandy getting back to Vandy.

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  11. watcher16

    That Vandy punter though! Man I’m worried…

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  12. AusDawg85

    Quick fix for Vandy…raise your COA to $100,000.

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  13. DC Weez

    I still don’t get the “Anchor Down” thing. If your anchor is down, you ain’t going anywhere. Maybe Vandy fans are just accepting of their place in the college football cosmos.

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