SEC Football Preview: ETSU at Vanderbilt

Vanderbilt-ETSU Preview

ETSU faces Vanderbilt on Saturday in Nashville. previews this SEC football game and predicts the final score.

Team Schedules/Results


Date Opp. Time/Result Location
09/04 Vanderbilt 8:00 pm Away
09/11 UVA Wise 7:30 pm Home
09/18 Delaware State 7:30 pm Home
9/25 Samford 3:00 pm Away
10/02 Wofford 3:30 pm Home
10/09 The Citadel 4:30 pm Home
10/16 Chattanooga 1:30 pm Away
10/23 Furman 2:00 pm Away
11/06 VMI 1:00 pm Home
11/13 Western Carolina 2:00 pm Away
11/20 Mercer 1:00 pm Home


Date Opp. Time/Result Location
09/04 East Tennessee State 8:00 pm Home
09/11 Colorado St 10:00 pm Away
09/18 Stanford 8:00 pm Home
09/25 Georgia 1:00 pm Home
10/02 Connecticut 1:00 pm Home
10/09 Florida 1:00 pm Away
10/16 S Carolina 1:00 pm Away
10/23 Miss State 1:00 pm Home
10/30 Missouri 1:00 pm Home
11/13 Kentucky 12:00 pm Home
11/20 Mississippi 12:00 pm Away
11/27 Tennessee 12:00 pm Away

College Football Ratings

Rating ETSU Vandy
Sagarin 171 105
Massey Composite NR 110
PiRate Ratings NR 103

Key Stats

Stat (per game) ETSU Vandy
Points 21.0 14.8
Points Allowed 18.8 37.3
Total YDS 317.8 330.0
Pass YDS 168.5 219.9
Rush YDS 149.3 110.1
Total YDS Allowed 287.8 487.4
Rush YDS Allowed 114.5 191.0
Pass YDS Allowed 173.3 296.4
3rd Down Conv. % 37.2 39.9
3rd Down Conv. DEF % 39.3 43.9
Turnover Margin -0.33 -0.89

Players to Watch


QB Tyler Riddell, RB Quay Holmes, WR Will Huzzie, TE Nate Adkins, OL Tre’mond Shorts, LB Jared Folks, LB Donovan Manuel, DB Alijah Huzzie. .


QB Ken Seals, RB Ja’Veon Marlow, OL Tyler Steen, WR Cam Johnson, WR Amir Abdur-Rahim, WR Chris Pierce, TE Ben Bresnahan, LB Anfernee Orji, DL Raashaan Wilkins, CB Allan George, DB Jaylen Mahoney, S Brendon Harris..



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ETSU vs. Vanderbilt Football Series History

Vanderbilt leads 1-0


Vanderbilt opens its 2021 season against East Tennessee State. The Commodores have a solid chance to get a win in the first game after going 0-9 a season ago in an all conference slate. Despite a coaching change, the Commodores have 17 starters back, 9 on offense and 8 on defense. ETSU finished their spring season at 4-2. They are expected to contend for the Southern Conference title. RB Quay Holmes is the Buc’s biggest threat on offense. He rushed for 1,300 yards last season. This may be a tight game but I think Vandy will win comfortably.

Our Preseason Prediction

Vanderbilt 38, ETSU 9

Game Week Prediction

Vanderbilt 34, ETSU 16

Saturday‘s game kicks off at 7:00 PM CT (8:00 PM ET). You can watch this SEC football game on the SEC Network + | ESPN+ Network.

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