Originally Posted by Todd Gack
I sense a bit of sarcasm in that voice. But everyone essentially needs a 'bye' week in there. While you may consider UMass a 'bye' you have to realize that game is on the road and UMass is just in the beginning of DI level so they're likely to improve. Vandy should've rid itself of that game.
It's in Boston, about 100 miles from the UMass campus and likely to be played in front of about 50,000 empty seats. I assume Vandy sees it as an opportunity to give the university a little bit of a showcase in New England and try to bring a few high school students back south with them. I doubt this is a game Vandy considers dropping (particularly when UMass is abysmally awful and should be an easy win).