Vanderbilt football adds LSU, Mississippi State to 2020 schedule

In addition to the eight previously scheduled conference games, the Commodores will face LSU and Mississippi St. in 2020.


Hunter Long

Coach Derek Mason works on the sidelines as the Kentucky Wildcats defeat the Commodores 38-14 on Saturday, November 16, 2019.

Simon Gibbs, Sports Editor

The Southeastern Conference on Friday announced the addition of two matchups to Vanderbilt football’s 2020 schedule: home against LSU and away against Mississippi State. The dates of each game have not yet been announced.

The conference took to SEC Network on Friday afternoon to release two cross-divisional football games for each member institution. The release came on the heels of the SEC’s decision last week to implement a ten game, conference-only schedule amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

The SEC has also rescheduled the SEC Football Championship Game from Dec. 5 to Dec. 19, allowing the conference to include two open weeks for each school: one in the middle of the season and one on Dec. 12.

With the addition of LSU and Mississippi State, the Commodores’ ten opponents in 2020 have been finalized:

@ Missouri 

@ Georgia

vs. Ole Miss

@ Kentucky

vs. South Carolina

vs. Florida

@ Texas A&M

vs. Tennessee

vs.  LSU

@ Mississippi State


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