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2005 Vanderbilt Commodores football
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
DivisionEastern Division
2005 record5–6 (3–5 SEC)
Head coachBobby Johnson
Home stadiumVanderbilt Stadium
Seasons
← 2004
2006 →
2005 SEC football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Eastern Division
#10 Georgia x   6 2         10 3  
South Carolina   5 3         7 5  
#12 Florida   5 3         9 3  
Vanderbilt   3 5         5 6  
Tennessee   3 5         5 6  
Kentucky   2 6         3 8  
Western Division
#5 LSU xy   7 1         11 2  
#14 Auburn x   7 1         9 3  
#8 Alabama   6 2         10 2  
Arkansas   2 6         4 7  
Mississippi State   1 7         3 8  
Ole Miss   1 7         3 8  
Championship: Georgia 34, LSU 14
† – BCS representative as champion
x – Division champion/co-champions
y – Championship game participant
  • Alabama had all victories vacated by the NCAA in 2010. As such, the official record for Alabama is 0–2 (0–2).
    Rankings from AP Poll

The 2005 Vanderbilt Commodores football team represented the Vanderbilt University in the 2005 NCAA Division I-A football season. The Commodores offense scored 299 points while the defense allowed 321 points. Led by head coach Bobby Johnson in his 4th year, the Commodores won their first four games of the season but finished the season with only five wins.

This was Jay Cutler's senior year. The leading receiver was Earl Bennett. Also on the team: Jonathan Goff, Thomas Welch and Chris Williams.

This Vandy team started out with 4 wins and looked to make it 5 for the first since the 1940s with a win over in state MTSU . The game was close and down to the last play of the game, a missed Vandy field goal that was blocked and MTSU was able to come away with the win.

The final drive started with 2:47 on the clock on the Vandy one yard line Jay Cutler completed six straight passes to bring Vandy to the Vandy 45 a MTSU time out stopped the clock and a MTSU 15 yard penalty (12 Men on the field) moved the ball to the MTSU 44. 3 plays later Cutler stopped the clock with Vandy on the MTSU 19 witched set up a 36 yard field goal attempt a MTSU player slipped threw the line with no time on the clock stopped Vandy’s win streak at 4.

ScheduleEdit

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 1* 6:00 p.m. at Wake Forest Groves StadiumWinston-Salem, NC ESPNU W 24–20   25,384
September 10 6:00 p.m. at Arkansas Donald W. Reynolds Razorback StadiumFayetteville, AR W 28–24   68,215
September 17 11:30 a.m. Ole Miss Vanderbilt StadiumNashville, TN (Rivalry) JPS W 31–23   34,837
September 24* 6:00 p.m. Richmond Vanderbilt Stadium • Nashville, TN W 37–13   38,446
October 1*† 6:00 p.m. Middle Tennessee State Vanderbilt Stadium • Nashville, TN ESPNGP L 15–17   37,257
October 8 6:00 p.m. #11 LSU Vanderbilt Stadium • Nashville, TN ESPN2 L 6–34   37,309
October 15 6:15 p.m. #4 Georgia Vanderbilt Stadium • Nashville, TN ESPN2 L 17–34   38,822
October 22 2:30 p.m. at South Carolina Williams-Brice StadiumColumbia, SC ESPNGP L 28–35   76,427
November 5 6:15 p.m. at #15 Florida Ben Hill Griffin StadiumGainesville, FL ESPN2 L 42–49 OT  90,140
November 12 1:00 p.m. Kentucky Vanderbilt Stadium • Nashville, TN L 43–48   29,506
November 19 11:30 a.m. at Tennessee Neyland StadiumKnoxville, TN JPS W 28–24   107,487
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from Coaches Poll. All times are in Central Time.
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Team players drafted into in the NFLEdit

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Jay Cutler Quarterback1 11 Denver Broncos
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