Vanderbilt will face UMass on Saturday in a game where, barring some unforeseen catastrophe, one team will walk away with their first victory of the season. This will be the third time these two teams have played in as many years, but both teams will have plenty to learn on the fly thanks to new head coaches and starting quarterbacks on both sidelines. In order to get a better idea of what this year's version of the Minutemen will bring to Dudley Field, I got in touch with three experts who can shed some light on Mark Whipple's team. They are:
- UMass74, who runs the independent UMass Football Blog.
- Jesse Allen, a writer for SBNation's MAC blog, Hustle Belt.
- and Joe Roche from the independent Sons of Massachusetts.
All three had plenty to say about the Minutemen, and since this article is already pushing 2,800 words, we'll just get right down to business:
7. Finally, what's your prediction for Saturday's game?