Vanderbilt football score vs. Northern Illinois: Live updates

Aria Gerson
Nashville Tennessean

Vanderbilt football (2-1) faces a bounce-back opportunity against Northern Illinois (1-1) with new questions about its starting quarterback.

Mike Wright performed poorly against Wake Forest, but according to coach Clark Lea, he'll get another shot against the Huskies to try to hold off talented freshman AJ Swann.

Northern Illinois, the reigning MAC champion, is led by quarterback Rocky Lombardi, a super-senior transfer from Michigan State.

The Commodores have faced the Huskies once before, winning in 2019 by a score of 24-18 in Nashville.

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Vanderbilt football vs. Northern Illinois: Game time, TV info

 The game will be televised at 2:30 p.m. CT on CBS Sports Network.

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