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Vanderbilt Hosting Defending Big East Champs

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- James Franklin has studied his
Vanderbilt Commodores' opening win, and he can see plenty of room
for improvement.

The Commodores downed Elon 45-14 on Saturday night and came up with three turnovers. But they also gave up 219 of 323 yards total
offense in the first half to the team from the Football
Championship Subdivision. Franklin said Monday his Commodores need to run to the ball and tackle better.

Vanderbilt did adjust at halftime, and Franklin says the
Commodores calmed down. He says he thinks they did a good job
against an experienced offense that featured a receiver in Aaron
Mellette who had 180 yards receiving. Franklin says that resulted
from Vandy being aggressive.

The challenge stiffens Saturday night for Vanderbilt with a
visit from Big East champ Connecticut (1-0).
(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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