Vanderbilt fans can officially make their plans for the 2017 football season opener.
Conference USA announced television plans for its 2017 season on Thursday, and among them was information on the Commdores’ game against Middle Tennessee.
The Commodores will travel to Murfreesboro, which is just 30 miles southeast of Nashville, to take on Middle Tennessee on Saturday, Sept. 2. The game will kickoff at 8 p.m. ET on the CBS Sports Network.
The Commodores beat the Blue Raiders 47-24 in last season’s meeting at Vanderbilt Stadium. Vanderbilt also beat the Blue Raiders 17-13 at Middle Tennessee in 2015 after a late comeback, which snapped the Commodores’ three-game losing streak in the series.
Both Vandy and Middle Tennessee qualified for bowl games during the 2016 season. The Commodores lost to North Carolina State in the Independence Bowl and Middle Tennessee lost to Hawaii in the Hawaii Bowl on Christmas Eve.