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1975 Vanderbilt Commodores football
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
1975 record7–4 (2–4 SEC)
Head coachFred Pancoast
Home stadiumVanderbilt Stadium
Seasons
← 1974
1976 →
1975 SEC football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#3/3 Alabama 6 0 0     11 1 0
Florida 5 1 0     9 3 0
#19/19 Georgia 5 1 0     9 3 0
Ole Miss 5 1 0     6 5 0
Tennessee 3 3 0     7 5 0
Vanderbilt 2 4 0     7 4 0
Mississippi State 1 4 1     6 4 1
Auburn 1 4 1     3 6 2
LSU 1 5 0     4 7 0
Kentucky 0 6 0     2 8 1
† – Conference champion
  • Mississippi State later forfeited all 1975 wins and one tie due to NCAA violations.
    Rankings from AP Poll / Coaches Poll

The 1975 Vanderbilt Commodores football team represented Vanderbilt University in the 1975 college football season. The team was led by head coach Fred Pancoast, who replaced Steve Sloan. In 1974, Sloan had led Vanderbilt to a bowl game for the first time since 1955, before leaving to become head coach at Texas Tech, the team Vanderbilt had faced in the Peach Bowl to close the season. The Vanderbilt squad finished the season with a record of 7–4, but was not invited to a bowl game. Three of the Commodores's four defeats came by margins of more than 30 points while all seven of their victors were by ten or fewer points.

SeasonEdit

Vanderbilt defeated Rice, Tulane, Army, Chattanooga, Kentucky, Virginia, and Tennessee. The Commodores lost to Georgia, Alabama, Florida, and Ole Miss. Vanderbilt started off with three wins and four losses before winning their last four games of the season including the regular season finale against rival Tennessee. Vanderbilt's final record was 7–4 with a mark of 2–4 in the SEC.[1]

ScheduleEdit

Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 13, 1975* Chattanooga Dudley FieldNashville, TN W 17–7   24,108
September 20, 1975* at Rice Rice StadiumHouston, TX W 9–6   18,000
September 27, 1975 #11 Alabama Dudley Field • Nashville, TN L 7–40   34,000
October 4, 1975* at Tulane Louisiana SuperdomeNew Orleans, LA W 6–3   30,100
October 11, 1975 at #18 Florida Florida FieldGainesville, FL L 0–35   58,631
October 18, 1975 Georgia Dudley Field • Nashville, TN L 3–47   20,538
October 25, 1975 at Ole Miss Hemingway StadiumOxford, MS L 7–17   20,310
November 1, 1975* Virginia Dudley Field • Nashville, TN W 17–14   21,680
November 8, 1975 Kentucky Dudley Field • Nashville, TN W 13–3   33,815
November 15, 1975* Army Dudley Field • Nashville, TN W 23–14   20,315
November 29, 1975 at Tennessee Neyland StadiumKnoxville, TN W 17–14   71,943
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Central.

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Team players drafted into in the NFLEdit

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Gene Moshier Defensive end 14 346 Kansas City Chiefs


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