When: 12:21 p.m. Saturday
Where: Vanderbilt Stadium in Nashville
TV: SEC Network (WKYT-27)
Radio: WLAP-AM 630; WBUL-FM 98.1
Records: Kentucky 4-5 (1-4 SEC); Vanderbilt 4-5 (1-5 SEC)
Series: Kentucky leads 41-38-4
Last meeting: Kentucky won 38-20 on Nov. 13, 2010, in Lexington.
Colors: Black and Gold
Web site: vucommodores.com
History: Vanderbilt is playing its 122nd season of football, beginning in 1890, with an all-time record of 561-573-50 (.495). The Commodores have played in four bowl games (2-1-1), most recently beating Boston College 16-14 in the 2008 Music City Bowl.
2010 record: 2-10 overall, 1-7 SEC (sixth place in Eastern Division)
Coach: James Franklin (4-5 in first season at Vanderbilt and overall)
Top players: Freshman WR Chris Boyd, senior OT Kyle Fischer, senior DE Tim Fugger, sophomore LB Chase Garnham, sophomore DB Andre Hal, senior DB Casey Hayward, sophomore WR Jonathan Krause, senior LB Chris Marve, junior QB Jordan Rodgers, senior QB Larry Smith, junior RB Zac Stacy, junior DB Trey Wilson.
Fun fact: Just as Kentucky unveiled white helmets to accompany its blue helmets this season, Vanderbilt broke out all-black headgear for the first time since 1980. The Commodores most recently had worn gold helmets exclusively and now alternate with the black.
Notable alumni: ESPN commentator Skip Bayless; country music artist Dierks Bentley; Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler; former vice president Al Gore; entertainer Amy Grant; horse breeder Arthur Hancock; ESPN senior writer Buster Olney; crime-suspense writer James Patterson; actress Molly Sims; horse breeder and former Chicago Tribune editor Jim Squires.
Vanderbilt in 2011
Sept. 3 ELON W 45-14
Sept. 10 UCONN W 24-21
Sept. 17 MISSISSIPPI W 30-7
Sept. 24 At S. Carolina L 21-3
Oct. 8 At Alabama L 34-0
Oct. 15 GEORGIA L 33-28
Oct. 22 ARMY W 44-21
Oct. 29 ARKANSAS L 31-28
Nov. 5 At Florida L 26-21
Nov. 12 KENTUCKY12:21 p.m.
Nov. 19 At Tennessee TBA
Nov. 26 At Wake Forest TBA
Herald-Leader Staff Report