Vanderbilt linebacker Chris Marve will have his own cheering section for the Liberty Bowl. It will include about 100 family and friends, and he couldn't help everyone asking for tickets.
Marve grew up in Memphis, Tenn., and went to high school at White Station. Former coaches and their families will be joining his relatives and friends in the stands Saturday when Vanderbilt plays Cincinnati 9-3).
The linebacker is playing in his second bowl. That's something for a program making only its fifth bowl appearance ever.
The Commodores (6-6) are seeking their second bowl win in four years and their second winning record since 1982.
Marve says a victory would mean a lot to the team, but he refuses to get caught up in all the talk until after the game.
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