Vanderbilt Football First Look: Kentucky

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Vanderbilt football meets Kentucky on Saturday in Lexington. Here is your first look at Kentucky.

By SEC Football

Kentucky Season So Far

Date Opponent Time TV Result
9/3 vs. Miami (OH) 7:00 PM ET ESP+ W 37-13
9/10 at Florida 7:00 PM ET ESPN W 26-16
9/17 vs. Youngstown State 12:00 PM ET SECN W 31-0
9/24 vs. Northern Illinois 7:00 PM ET ESPN2 W 31-23
10/1 at Ole Miss 12:00 PM ET ESPN L 19-22
10/8 vs. South Carolina 7:30 PM ET SECN L 14-24
10/15 vs. Mississippi State 7:30 PM ET SECN W 27-17
10/29 at Tennessee 7:00 PM ET ESPN L 6-44
11/5 at Missouri 12:00 PM ET SECN W 21-17
11/12 vs. Vanderbilt 12:00 PM ET SECN
11/19 vs. Georgia TBA
11/26 vs. Louisville 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

Kentucky Injuries and Suspensions

[RB] Jutahn McClain (Undisclosed) – Questionable
[DE] Sam Anaele (Undisclosed) – Out
[RB] Ramon Jefferson (Knee) – Out


Challenges for Vanderbilt

Vanderbilt’s challenge is to improve on its horrendous pass defense this weekend. The Commodores are 130th nationally in pass efficiency defense out of 131 teams. Kentucky has a quarterback named Will Levis who is projected to be an early-round draft pick in the upcoming NFL draft. The Vanderbilt defensive coaches have to figure out how to get some pressure on Levis and how to defend the Kentucky receivers.

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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