Kentucky Football First Look: Vanderbilt

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Vanderbilt football visits Kentucky on Saturday in Lexington. Here is your first look at the Vanderbilt Commodores.

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Vanderbilt Season So Far

Date Opponent Time TV Result
8/27 at Hawaii 10:30 PM ET CBSS W 63-10
9/3 vs. Elon 7:00 PM ET ESP+ W 42-31
9/10 vs. Wake Forest 12:00 PM ET SECN L 25-45
9/17 at Northern Illinois 3:30 PM ET CBSS W 38-28
9/24 at Alabama 7:30 PM ET SECN L 3-55
10/8 vs. Ole Miss 4:00 PM ET SECN L 28-52
10/15 at Georgia 3:30 PM ET SECN L 0-55
10/22 at Missouri 4:00 PM ET SECN L 14-17
11/5 vs. South Carolina 7:30 PM ET SECN L 27-38
11/12 at Kentucky 12:00 PM ET SECN
11/19 vs. Florida TBA
11/26 vs. Tennessee TBA

Key Stats (per game)

Stat Vanderbilt Kentucky
Scoring Offense 26.7 23.6
Scoring Defense 36.8 19.6
Total Offense 353.6 341.4
Rushing Offense 148.1 109.2
Passing Offense 205.4 232.2
Team Passing Eff. 132.4 157.7
Total Defense 472.9 302.4
Rushing Defense 158.9 120.7
Pass Yards Allowed 314.0 181.8
Team Pass Eff. Def. 167.5 118.0
Turnover Margin 0.11 -0.56

Vanderbilt Injuries and Suspensions

[QB] AJ Swann (Lower Body) – Questionable
[RB] Chase Gillespie (Undisclosed) – Questionable
[WR] Daveon Walker (Undisclosed) – Out
[DL] Daevion Davis (Leg) – Out
[LB] Miles Capers (Knee) – Out


Challenges for Kentucky

Kentucky is playing a team it has defeated in six straight games of the series. Vandy has a terrible defense allowing opponents 37 points per contest on average. That said, Vanderbilt has played the toughest schedule in the SEC. They do lead the league in defensive touchdowns with three. Kentucky can’t afford to be complacent with Vandy.

Saturday‘s game kicks off at 11:00 AM CT (12:00 PM ET). Watch this SEC football game on the SEC Network.

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