SEC Football Preview: Georgia at Vanderbilt

Vanderbilt-Georgia Football Game Preview

Georgia faces Vanderbilt on Saturday in Nashville. 14Powers.com previews this SEC football game and predicts the final score.

Rowan Rehbein, 14Powers.com SEC Football

TEAM SCHEDULES/RESULTS

Georgia

Date Opponent Score
2-Sep vs. UT Martin W 48 – 7
9-Sep vs. Ball State W 45 – 3
16-Sep vs. South Carolina W 24 – 14
23-Sep vs. UAB W 49 – 21
30-Sep at Auburn W 27 – 20
7-Oct vs. Kentucky W 51 – 13
14-Oct at Vanderbilt
28-Oct vs. Florida*
4-Nov vs. Missouri
11-Nov vs. Ole Miss
18-Nov at Tennessee
25-Nov at Georgia Tech

Vanderbilt

Date Opponent Score
26-Aug vs. Hawaii W 35 – 28
2-Sep vs. Alabama A&M W 47 – 13
9-Sep at Wake Forest L 20 – 36
16-Sep at UNLV L 37 – 40
23-Sep vs. Kentucky L 28 – 45
30-Sep vs. Missouri L 21 – 38
7-Oct at Florida L 14 – 38
14-Oct vs. Georgia
28-Oct at Ole Miss
4-Nov vs. Auburn
11-Nov at South Carolina
25-Nov at Tennessee

COLLEGE FOOTBALL RATINGS

Rating Georgia Vanderbilt
ESPN FPI 4 103
Sagarin 1 95
Massey Composite 6 108
PiRate Ratings 1 93

KEY STATS

Statistic Team National
Rank
Conference
Rank
Value
3rd Down Conversion Pct (130 ranked) Georgia
Vanderbilt
5
75
2
7
0.547
0.391
3rd Down Conversion Pct Defense (130 ranked) Georgia
Vanderbilt
3
121
1
14
0.238
0.469
4th Down Conversion Pct (128 ranked) Georgia
Vanderbilt
13
114
1
14
0.750
0.312
4th Down Conversion Pct Defense (130 ranked) Georgia
Vanderbilt
80
119
9
14
0.538
0.714
Blocked Kicks (24 ranked) Vanderbilt 5 2 2
Blocked Kicks Allowed (130 ranked) Georgia
Vanderbilt
1
1
1
1
0
0
Blocked Punts (5 ranked) Vanderbilt 1 1 2
Blocked Punts Allowed (128 ranked) Georgia
Vanderbilt
1
1
1
1
0
0
Completion Percentage (130 ranked) Georgia
Vanderbilt
12
106
3
13
0.722
0.558
Defensive TDs (25 ranked) Georgia
Vanderbilt
25
25
4
4
1
1
Fewest Penalties (130 ranked) Georgia
Vanderbilt
32
64
2
5
28
34
Fewest Penalties Per Game (130 ranked) Georgia
Vanderbilt
21
32
1
3
4.67
4.86
Fewest Penalty Yards (130 ranked) Georgia
Vanderbilt
44
73
3
9
256
311
Fewest Penalty Yards Per Game (130 ranked) Georgia
Vanderbilt
31
37
2
3
42.67
44.43
First Downs Defense (130 ranked) Georgia
Vanderbilt
32
130
5
14
94
155
First Downs Offense (129 ranked) Georgia
Vanderbilt
3
32
2
7
162
131
Fumbles Lost (127 ranked) Georgia
Vanderbilt
55
106
8
14
3
5
Fumbles Recovered (107 ranked) Vanderbilt 80 6 2
Kickoff Return Defense (130 ranked) Georgia
Vanderbilt
53
81
6
8
18.55
20.44
Kickoff Returns (130 ranked) Georgia
Vanderbilt
16
40
3
7
25.25
21.88
Net Punting (130 ranked) Vanderbilt
Georgia
1
16
1
3
46.46
42.59
Passes Had Intercepted (130 ranked) Georgia
Vanderbilt
41
117
7
14
4
8
Passes Intercepted (121 ranked) Georgia
Vanderbilt
5
5
1
1
8
8
Passing Offense (130 ranked) Georgia
Vanderbilt
5
37
1
7
349.7
274.4
Passing Yards Allowed (130 ranked) Georgia
Vanderbilt
12
112
2
12
166.2
263.7
Passing Yards per Completion (130 ranked) Vanderbilt
Georgia
23
43
5
7
13.82
13.03
Punt Return Defense (130 ranked) Georgia
Vanderbilt
6
107
1
11
0.00
12.40
Punt Returns (130 ranked) Georgia
Vanderbilt
23
37
4
8
13.77
11.60
Red Zone Defense (127 ranked) Georgia
Vanderbilt
73
110
5
11
0.846
0.900
Red Zone Offense (130 ranked) Georgia
Vanderbilt
29
104
6
14
0.906
0.760
Rushing Defense (130 ranked) Georgia
Vanderbilt
22
90
3
13
103.7
157.4
Rushing Offense (130 ranked) Georgia
Vanderbilt
68
122
7
13
152.7
92.9
Sacks Allowed (130 ranked) Georgia
Vanderbilt
10
62
1
5
0.67
1.86
Scoring Defense (130 ranked) Georgia
Vanderbilt
10
115
1
14
13.0
34.0
Scoring Offense (130 ranked) Georgia
Vanderbilt
10
72
3
12
40.7
28.9
Tackles for Loss Allowed (130 ranked) Georgia
Vanderbilt
31
69
4
6
4.33
5.57
Team Passing Efficiency (130 ranked) Georgia
Vanderbilt
18
66
4
11
166.88
136.73
Team Passing Efficiency Defense (130 ranked) Georgia
Vanderbilt
2
100
1
12
95.46
145.50
Team Sacks (130 ranked) Vanderbilt
Georgia
89
91
10
11
1.86
1.83
Team Tackles for Loss (130 ranked) Vanderbilt
Georgia
72
85
10
11
5.7
5.3
Time of Possession (130 ranked) Georgia
Vanderbilt
10
117
2
12
33:00
26:57
Total Defense (130 ranked) Georgia
Vanderbilt
11
108
2
12
269.8
421.1
Total Offense (130 ranked) Georgia
Vanderbilt
8
84
2
10
502.3
367.3
Turnover Margin (130 ranked) Georgia
Vanderbilt
57
98
8
12
0.17
-0.43
Turnovers Gained (130 ranked) Vanderbilt
Georgia
26
57
2
7
10
8
Turnovers Lost (130 ranked) Georgia
Vanderbilt
48
122
8
14
7
13
Winning Percentage (130 ranked) Georgia
Vanderbilt
1
114
1
14
1.000
0.286

PLAYERS TO WATCH

Georgia

QB Carson Beck, RB Kendall Milton, WR Ladd McConkey, TE Brock Bowers, OL Sedrick Van Pran, OL Tate Ratledge, OL Xavier Truss, DE Mykel Williams, DT Nazir Stackhouse, LB Jamon Dumas-Johnson, LB Smael Mondon, LB Tykee Smith, CB Daylen Everette, S Javon Bullard, S Malaki Starks.

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

Georgia


Player POS Status
R. Robinson II RB Doub Sat – Ankle
E. Lightsey LB Out indefinitely – Back
A. Mims OL Out indefinitely – Ankle
T. Ingram-Dawkins DL Out indefinitely – Foot
B. Robinson RB out for season – Knee

Vanderbilt


Player POS Status
D. Wright LB Doub Sat – Undisclosed
B. Anderson CB Out Sat – Undisclosed
A. Swann QB Ques Sat – Elbow
J. Uzebu OL out for season – Lower Body
K. Patterson LB Out indefinitely – Lower Body
J. Palmer TE Out indefinitely – Back
C. Spence TE out for season – Knee

Source: Covers.com

Georgia vs. Vanderbilt Football Series History

Georgia leads 60-20-2

COMMENTS

This will be the biggest mismatch of the 2023 college football season. It was expected that Vanderbilt would be improved this season after getting two conference wins last season. That has not been the case all. They are terrible and poorly coached. But Vandy does have several talented players. I think Georgia wins handily.

PREDICTIONS

14Powers Preseason Prediction

Georgia 40, Vanderbilt 6

14Powers.com Gameweek Prediction

Georgia 56, Vanderbilt 6

Saturday‘s game kicks off at 9:00 AM ET. Watch this SEC football game on the CBS Network.

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