Florida Football First Look: Vanderbilt

Florida football first-look Vanderbilt

Florida football meets Vanderbilt on Saturday in Nashville. 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 W 24-21
11/19 vs. Florida 12:00 PM ET SECN
11/26 vs. Tennessee TBA

Key Stats (per game)

Stat Vanderbilt Florida
Scoring Offense 26.4 31.9
Scoring Defense 35.2 26.9
Total Offense 363.0 438.5
Rushing Offense 159.7 225.3
Passing Offense 203.3 213.2
Team Passing Eff. 131.8 130.2
Total Defense 457.8 421.0
Rushing Defense 164.3 171.2
Pass Yards Allowed 293.5 249.8
Team Pass Eff. Def. 161.4 133.8
Turnover Margin 0.00 1.00

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

Source: statfox.com

Challenges for Florida

Florida is coming off a dominant victory over a feisty South Carolina team. Next up is the Vanderbilt Commodores, a team that did something on Saturday that they hadn’t done since 2019 when the Dores defeated an SEC team. Florida should be a solid favorite in this game but keep in mind that the Gators lost to Kentucky a month or so ago. The same Kentucky team that Vanderbilt just beat, on the road. We’re not sure who will be Vandy’s quarterback on Saturday. It could be Mike Wright who led Vandy to the win over the Wildcats or maybe AJ Swan. Swan, injured, is the better passer, and Wright the bigger running threat. I’d say Wright is the more likely starter.

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

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