Three-Game SMU Series Announced

Commodores, Mustangs set to play in 2024, 2028 and 2029


NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Vanderbilt and SMU will rekindle a football series in 2024 that dates to the 1930s.

The Commodores and Mustangs will play three times in the next 10 years, athletic officials from both schools announced Wednesday.

The Commodores will host the first meeting with SMU on Sept. 14, 2024. The teams will play again in Nashville on Sept. 9, 2028, then meet on the SMU campus in Dallas for the finale in Sept. 15, 2029.

The 2024 affair will be the fifth meeting between Vanderbilt and SMU. The Commodores are 2-2 in the series, which dates to a 16-0 home victory by SMU in 1936. Vanderbilt has notched victories over SMU in both games played on West End — 6-0 in 1937 and 14-11 in 1991.

The Commodores are 36-45-3 all-time against American Athletic Conference programs.

In recent years, Vanderbilt officials have announced future series with several non-Southeastern Conference opponents, including Boston College, Colorado State, Georgia State, Hawaii, North Carolina State, Stanford and Wake Forest.

The Commodores open the 2019 season Aug. 31 by playing host to SEC East foe Georgia. Kickoff for the opener is 6:30 p.m.

Along with Georgia, the Commodores’ home schedule includes LSU (Sept. 21), Northern Illinois (Sept. 28), UNLV (Oct. 12), Missouri (Oct. 19), Kentucky (Nov. 16) and East Tennessee State (Nov. 23).

Vanderbilt kept 2019 season tickets at the same rates as a year ago. Season ticket packages for the Commodores’ seven-game home schedule start at only $308 for premium sideline seats and $178 for reserve end zone sections of Vanderbilt Stadium.