NASHVILLE, Tenn. | Vanderbilt's hopes of becoming bowl eligible may be on the ropes.
The Commodores dropped to 5-3 with Saturday's 10-7 loss to the Duke Blue Devils
The loss thwarted Vanderbilt's efforts to become bowl eligible for the first time since 1982 after opening the season with five straight wins in their best start since 1943.
The Commodores need to win a ballgame. They've got a week off before taking on Florida, Kentucky, Tennessee and Wake Forest in the final month of the season.
Coach Bobby Johnson said his team needs to "stop talking about doing things and start doing things."