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Vanderbilt releases 2020 football schedule

The Commodores will play seven home games in 2020.

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The Vanderbilt Commodores released their 2020 football schedule today, and Vanderbilt will play four of its final five games of the season in Nashville.

That’s the good part. The hard part is getting to that stretch. After opening the season with FCS Mercer on September 5, Vanderbilt will hit the road to play at Missouri on September 12 — an interesting change to a game that’s been in October or November since Missouri moved to the SEC.

The Missouri trip is the first of two road games in a row; on September 19, the Commodores travel to Kansas State, the return game from Vanderbilt’s 14-7 win over the Wildcats in 2017. Vanderbilt closes out September with a home game against Colorado State on the 26th.

October opens with a trip to Georgia on the 3rd, followed by a visit from Ole Miss on the 10th and a trip to Kentucky on the 17th.

That’s followed by the bye week and four of five games at home. That stretch opens with a Halloween game against South Carolina, then a visit from Florida in November 7. The week after that is the lone road game in November, at Texas A&M on November 14. Vanderbilt then hosts Louisiana Tech in November 21 before closing the season against Tennessee on the 28th.