On Friday, the SEC released two new in-conference opponents for each SEC team.
The new additions to the schedule are part of the SEC’s revamped plan for the upcoming fall season. It was announced earlier this month that each team would only play in-conference opponents as part of a new 10-game schedule. Each team will play each team in their division, but will also play four teams outside of their division.
The SEC is one of a few conferences that have switched to a conference-only schedule, as apart of COVID-19 precautions.
Vanderbilt will host the LSU Tigers at home (For the second year in a row), and will travel to Starkville to take on Mississippi State. The Tigers are coming off of a National Championship win over Clemson, and Miss St. went 6-7 last season. The Commodores put up an impressive 38 points against undefeated LSU last year. However, Vanderbilt hasn’t played Mississippi State since 2014, when the Bulldogs were the #4 ranked team in the nation.
The season is now scheduled to start on September 26th, three weeks after it was originally scheduled to start. Exact dates for games will be announced in the coming weeks.
Vanderbilt’s non-conference opponents included Mercer, Louisiana Tech, Kansas State, and Colorado State.
Coach Mason and the Commodores must now be more prepared than ever, as they face an undoubtedly tough schedule this season.