SEC Football Preview: Hawaii at Vanderbilt

Vanderbilt-Hawaii-Football-Game preview

Vanderbilt hosts Hawaii on Saturday in Nashville in the season opener for both teams. 14Powers.com previews this SEC football game and predicts the final score.

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TEAM SCHEDULES/RESULTS

Hawaii

Date Opponent Time TV
26-Aug at Vanderbilt 7:30 PM ET SECN
1-Sep vs. Stanford 11:00 PM ET CBSS
10-Sep vs. Albany 12:00 AM ET
16-Sep at Oregon 8:00 PM ET PACN
24-Sep vs. New Mexico State 12:00 AM ET
30-Sep at UNLV 4:00 PM ET
14-Oct vs. San Diego State 11:00 PM ET CBSS
21-Oct at New Mexico 6:00 PM ET
29-Oct vs. San Jose State 12:00 AM ET
4-Nov at Nevada 4:00 PM ET
11-Nov vs. Air Force 11:00 PM ET
18-Nov at Wyoming 2:00 PM ET
25-Nov vs. Colorado State 11:00 PM ET

Vanderbilt

Date Opponent Time TV
26-Aug vs. Hawaii 7:30 PM ET SECN
2-Sep vs. Alabama A&M 7:00 PM ET ESP+
9-Sep at Wake Forest 11:00 AM ET ACCN
16-Sep at UNLV 7:00 PM ET CBSS
23-Sep vs. Kentucky TBA
30-Sep vs. Missouri TBA
7-Oct at Florida TBA
14-Oct vs. Georgia TBA
28-Oct at Ole Miss TBA
4-Nov vs. Auburn TBA
11-Nov at South Carolina TBA
25-Nov at Tennessee TBA

COLLEGE FOOTBALL RATINGS

Rating Hawaii Vanderbilt
ESPN FPI 116 73
Sagarin 134 112
Massey Composite 127 81
PiRate Ratings 127 79

KEY STATS (PER GAME)

Statistic Team National
Rank
Value
3rd Down Conversion Pct (130 ranked) Vanderbilt
Hawaii
88
105
0.368
0.345
3rd Down Conversion Pct Defense (130 ranked) Hawaii
Vanderbilt
79
82
0.395
0.397
4th Down Conversion Pct (130 ranked) Hawaii
Vanderbilt
54
112
0.529
0.379
4th Down Conversion Pct Defense (130 ranked) Vanderbilt
Hawaii
35
81
0.444
0.542
Blocked Kicks (72 ranked) Hawaii
Vanderbilt
36
72
2
1
Blocked Kicks Allowed (129 ranked) Vanderbilt
Hawaii
1
74
0
2
Blocked Punts (31 ranked) Hawaii 31 1
Blocked Punts Allowed (128 ranked) Hawaii
Vanderbilt
1
1
0
0
Completion Percentage (130 ranked) Vanderbilt
Hawaii
92
119
0.578
0.533
Defensive TDs (67 ranked) Vanderbilt
Hawaii
4
67
4
1
Fewest Penalties (129 ranked) Vanderbilt
Hawaii
23
52
63
73
Fewest Penalties Per Game (129 ranked) Vanderbilt
Hawaii
31
49
5.25
5.62
Fewest Penalty Yards (130 ranked) Vanderbilt
Hawaii
26
56
553
653
Fewest Penalty Yards Per Game (130 ranked) Vanderbilt
Hawaii
35
54
46.08
50.23
First Downs Defense (130 ranked) Vanderbilt
Hawaii
63
103
256
282
First Downs Offense (130 ranked) Hawaii
Vanderbilt
85
114
244
210
Fumbles Lost (130 ranked) Hawaii
Vanderbilt
60
90
8
10
Fumbles Recovered (130 ranked) Vanderbilt
Hawaii
28
128
10
2
Kickoff Return Defense (130 ranked) Hawaii
Vanderbilt
41
55
18.33
19.48
Kickoff Returns (130 ranked) Vanderbilt
Hawaii
44
125
21.29
16.00
Net Punting (130 ranked) Vanderbilt
Hawaii
72
103
38.19
36.75
Passes Had Intercepted (130 ranked) Vanderbilt
Hawaii
12
84
6
12
Passes Intercepted (130 ranked) Hawaii
Vanderbilt
67
111
10
6
Passing Offense (130 ranked) Hawaii
Vanderbilt
98
111
205.5
187.3
Passing Yards Allowed (130 ranked) Hawaii
Vanderbilt
65
127
224.8
290.5
Passing Yards per Completion (130 ranked) Vanderbilt
Hawaii
94
119
11.24
10.24
Punt Return Defense (130 ranked) Hawaii
Vanderbilt
90
124
8.80
15.16
Punt Returns (130 ranked) Vanderbilt
Hawaii
111
120
4.67
3.77
Red Zone Defense (130 ranked) Vanderbilt
Hawaii
75
101
0.844
0.883
Red Zone Offense (130 ranked) Vanderbilt
Hawaii
51
80
0.857
0.821
Rushing Defense (130 ranked) Vanderbilt
Hawaii
95
125
170.8
213.3
Rushing Offense (130 ranked) Vanderbilt
Hawaii
57
85
159.9
137.2
Sacks Allowed (130 ranked) Vanderbilt
Hawaii
26
38
1.25
1.54
Scoring Defense (130 ranked) Hawaii
Vanderbilt
122
124
34.7
36.0
Scoring Offense (130 ranked) Vanderbilt
Hawaii
88
114
24.6
19.8
Tackles for Loss Allowed (130 ranked) Vanderbilt
Hawaii
38
47
4.83
5.15
Team Passing Efficiency (130 ranked) Vanderbilt
Hawaii
79
124
129.89
102.93
Team Passing Efficiency Defense (130 ranked) Hawaii
Vanderbilt
104
126
143.98
158.78
Team Sacks (130 ranked) Vanderbilt
Hawaii
118
126
1.42
1.31
Team Tackles for Loss (130 ranked) Vanderbilt
Hawaii
84
124
5.2
4.2
Time of Possession (130 ranked) Vanderbilt
Hawaii
20
105
32:03
28:17
Total Defense (130 ranked) Hawaii
Vanderbilt
116
122
438.2
461.3
Total Offense (130 ranked) Vanderbilt
Hawaii
100
103
347.2
342.8
Turnover Margin (130 ranked) Vanderbilt
Hawaii
66
117
0.00
-0.62
Turnovers Gained (130 ranked) Vanderbilt
Hawaii
85
117
16
12
Turnovers Lost (130 ranked) Vanderbilt
Hawaii
38
81
16
20
Winning Percentage (127 ranked) Vanderbilt
Hawaii
84
123
0.417
0.231

PLAYERS TO WATCH

Hawaii

QB Brayden Schager RB Tylan Hines, WR Jalen Walthall, OL Solo Vaipulu, DL John Tuitupou, LB Logan Taylor, DB Cameron Stone, K/P Matthew Shipley..

Vanderbilt

QB AJ Swann, RB Chase Gillespie, WR Will Sheppard, OL Julian Hernandez, WR Quincy Skinner Jr., DL Darren Agu, LB Ethan Barr, S De’Rickey Wright, CB BJ Anderson, P Matthew Hayball, LS Wesley Schelling..

INJURIES

Hawaii

RB Bryant-Lelei, questionable.

Vanderbilt

DE Darren Agu, out.

Source: statfox.com

Hawaii vs. Vanderbilt Football Series History

Vanderbilt leads 1-0

COMMENTS

Vandy should win this one handily but their goal should be just to win. There’s a lot you don’t know about your opponent in a season opening game. Hawaii is going to be missing a running back. I think Vandy missing defensive end Darren Agu and Hawaii missing NasjzaĆ© Bryant-Lelei hurts both these teams about equally. Both those players saw significant action in 2022.

PREDICTIONS

14Powers Preseason Prediction

Hawaii 17, Vanderbilt 31

14Powers.com Gameweek Prediction

Vanderbilt 31, Hawaii 17

Saturday‘s game kicks off at (7:30 PM ET). Watch this SEC football game on the SEC Network Network.

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