Vanderbilt Football First Look: UConn


Vanderbilt football meets Connecticut on Saturday in Nashville. Here is your first look at the UConn Huskies.

UConn Season So Far

Date Opp. Time/Result Location
08/28 Fresno St L 0-45 Away
09/04 Holy Cross L 28-38 Home
09/11 Purdue L 0-49 Home
09/18 Army L 21-52 Away
09/25 Wyoming L 22-24 Home
10/02 Vanderbilt 7:30 PM Away
10/09 U Mass 1:00 PM Away
10/16 Yale 12:00 PM Home
10/22 Middle Tenn 6:00 PM Home
11/13 Clemson 12:00 PM Away
11/20 Central FL 12:00 PM Away
11/27 Houston 12:00 PM Home

Key Stats

Stat (per game) Vanderbilt UConn
Points 12.5 14.2
Points Allowed 36.8 41.6
Total YDS 284.5 217.8
Pass YDS 162.3 125.0
Rush YDS 122.3 92.80
Total YDS Allowed 428.8 463.8
Pass YDS Allowed 220.5 230.0
Rush YDS Allowed 208.3 233.80

UConn Injuries and Suspensions

[WR] 09/25/2021 – Matt Drayton is “?” Saturday vs Vanderbilt (Undisclosed)
[WR] 09/04/2021 – Cameron Ross is out indefinitely (Foot)


Challenges for Vanderbilt

No sports program has been victimized more by COVID deceit and rumormongering than Vanderbilt. In the recent College World Series, NC State had to drop out for COVID reasons the day they were supposed to play Vandy for the right to go to the CWS finals. Conspiracy theories against Vanderbilt flowed high and wide. Some saying that the Vandy baseball coach had demanded NC State be tested for COVID. The fact is, the testing was standard and required to be done by the NCAA. During the 2020 football season, Vandy did not have enough players to play Georgia. More conspiracy theories and whining, this time Vandy did it because they were “afraid” to play Georgia. The Commodores have been playing SEC win-at-all costs behemoths programs for decades. If they didn’t want to play these types of programs don’t you think they’d just switch to the Sunbelt conference or something? The Commodores’ challenge is to put this disappointing loss behind them and focus on UConn, a team that has struggled but seems to be improving.

Saturday‘s game kicks off at 6:30 PM CT (7:30 PM ET). You can watch this SEC football game on the ESPNU Network.

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