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.