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Vanderbilt-Alabama A&M set for 3 PM kickoff on September 9

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The game will be televised on SEC Network Alternate.

NCAA Football: Alabama A&M at Auburn John Reed-USA TODAY Sports

The Vanderbilt Commodores’ first three games of the 2017 football season now have kickoff times. The Commodores’ home opener against the Alabama A&M Bulldogs on September 9 will kick off at 3 PM CT and will be televised on the SEC Network Alternate channel, per Vanderbilt.

Vanderbilt will be the second of three FBS opponents for Alabama A&M in the first three weeks of the season; the Bulldogs will open at UAB on September 2 — the Blazers’ first football game since 2014 — and will play at South Alabama on September 16. Last year, Alabama A&M went 4-7, 4-5 in the SWAC, but lost both of its games against FBS opponents by scores of 55-0 (MTSU and Auburn.)

Vanderbilt has never lost to an FCS opponent since the I-A/I-AA split in 1978.