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Vanderbilt heads to Purdue for Week 2 action

The ‘Dores will look to bounce back from their opening week loss

NCAA Football: Tennessee State at Vanderbilt Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

How to watch or stream

Time: 11 a.m. ET

TV: Big Ten Network

Stream: FOX Sports Go


Line: Purdue -7

Over/Under: 55


If the Vanderbilt Commodores want to stop the Purdue Boilermakers, they need to stop Rondale Moore.

It’s not often that the gameplan in a power five vs. power five matchup becomes that simple, but that’s really what it is at this point. Moore is one of the best and most dynamic receivers in the nation, and is a huge part of Purdue’s offense.

To Vandy’s credit, they did a fine job shutting down the passing game last week, as Jake Fromm had just 156 yards in Georgia’s 30-6 victory over the Commodores. Of that 156 yards, no Bulldog WR had more than 41 yards. If the Commodores can keep Moore at that sort of total, they’ll likely have a great day.

Purdue, however, will be out for revenge after losing to Nevada last week behind a 17-0 Wolf Pack fourth quarter. The Boilermakers will be focused on playing a complete game, making the most of their opportunities, and capitalizing on Vandy’s mistakes. Ke’Shawn Vaughn and the Commodores will have to bring their best.