1951 Vanderbilt Commodores football
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
Record6–5 (3–5 SEC)
Head coach
Offensive schemeT formation
CaptainBob Werckle
Home stadiumDudley Field
Seasons
← 1950
1952 →
1951 Southeastern Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
No. 5 Georgia Tech + 7 0 0 11 0 1
No. 1 Tennessee + 5 0 0 10 1 0
LSU 4 2 1 7 3 1
Ole Miss 4 2 1 6 3 1
No. 15 Kentucky 3 3 0 8 4 0
Auburn 3 4 0 5 5 0
Vanderbilt 3 5 0 6 5 0
Alabama 3 5 0 5 6 0
Florida 2 4 0 5 5 0
Georgia 2 4 0 5 5 0
Mississippi State 2 5 0 4 5 0
Tulane 1 5 0 4 6 0
  • + – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1951 Vanderbilt Commodores football team represented Vanderbilt University during the 1951 college football season. The team's head coach was Bill Edwards, who was in his third season as the Commodores' head coach. Members of the Southeastern Conference, the Commodores played their home games at Dudley Field in Nashville, Tennessee.

Schedule

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 22Middle Tennessee*W 22–7[1]
September 29at AuburnL 14–24[2]
October 6Alabama
  • Dudley Field
  • Nashville, TN
W 22–2025,000[3]
October 13vs. Ole MissW 34–20[4]
October 20FloridaL 13–33[5]
October 27No. 3 Georgia Tech
  • Dudley Field
  • Nashville, TN (rivalry)
L 7–826,000[6]
November 3Chattanooga*
  • Dudley Field
  • Nashville, TN
W 19–14[7]
November 10at LSUW 20–1318,000[8]
November 17Tulane
  • Dudley Field
  • Nashville, TN
L 10–1417,000[9]
November 24Memphis State*
  • Dudley Field
  • Nashville, TN
W 13–74,000[10]
December 1at TennesseeL 27–3545,000[11]
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

References

  1. ^ "Vanderbilt tops Middle Tennessee". The Tampa Tribune. September 23, 1951. Retrieved February 10, 2022 – via Newspapers.com.
  2. ^ "Tiger on prowl: Vandy falls, 24–14". The Birmingham News. September 30, 1951. Retrieved February 10, 2022 – via Newspapers.com.
  3. ^ "Vanderbilt upsets Bama, 22–20". The Huntsville Times. October 7, 1951. Retrieved February 10, 2022 – via Newspapers.com.
  4. ^ "Vandy upsets Ole Miss club". The Charlotte Observer. October 14, 1951. Retrieved February 10, 2022 – via Newspapers.com.
  5. ^ "Sullivan turns runner, Gators wallop Vandy". The Birmingham News. October 21, 1951. Retrieved February 10, 2022 – via Newspapers.com.
  6. ^ "Unbeaten Tech skids to 8–7 victory over Vandy". The Bradenton Herald. October 28, 1951. Retrieved February 10, 2022 – via Newspapers.com.
  7. ^ "Vanderbilt shades Moccasins 19–14". The Tennessean. November 4, 1951. Retrieved September 8, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  8. ^ "Wade romps, Vandy nips LSU, 20 to 13". The Knoxville News-Sentinel. November 11, 1951. Retrieved February 10, 2022 – via Newspapers.com.
  9. ^ "Tulane rallies, trips Vanderbilt, 14–10". The Philadelphia Inquirer. November 18, 1951. Retrieved February 10, 2022 – via Newspapers.com.
  10. ^ "Wade sparks Vandy to 13–7 win". The Tennessean. November 25, 1951. Retrieved September 21, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  11. ^ "Tennessee scrambles over Vanderbilt by 35 to 27". The Herald-Sun. December 2, 1951. Retrieved February 10, 2022 – via Newspapers.com.