NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Senior linebacker Chris Marve has been around Vanderbilt long enough to know what having four wins in October means for a bowl-starved program. He also understands how dangerous looking ahead can be for the Commodores.
Marve said the Commodores can't overlook anyone and actually have to work harder each week to get to where they want.
There's no risk the Commodores (4-3, 1-3 Southeastern Conference) will look past No. 8 Arkansas (6-1, 2-1) on Saturday. First-year coach James Franklin has Vanderbilt off to a 4-1 record at home, but the Razorbacks are the first ranked opponent to come to town.
Franklin refuses to talk about anything past the next game, and that includes the possibility of Vandy's second bowl berth since 1982 and second in four seasons.
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