September 5, 2013

Six questions about Vanderbilt

With Austin Peay and Vanderbilt two days away from game day, Clarksville Leaf Chronicle beat writer Luke Thompson asked's Chris Lee six questions about the Commodores.

1. Austin Peay won 2 games last season and got dominated by Tennessee last week. But at the same time, Vanderbilt is coming off a loss and surely knows about all of the FCS teams that pulled off upsets of FBS schools last week. Is there any chance the Govs can catch the Dores napping early in this one?

I think it's highly unlikely that APSU catches Vandy unfocused -- or at least unfocused for long. For all the things James Franklin has done, the obsession on going 1-0 each week and of taking each play at a time has really paid off. The Commodores may have actually forgotten that for one play last week -- that was Jeff Scott's 75-yard touchdown run that broke Vandy's back with just over a minute left -- and you can bet Franklin is reminding his players not only of that, but also about all those FCS upsets last week, also.

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