SEC Football Preview: Vanderbilt at UConn

Vanderbilt-UConn football preview

Vanderbilt hosts the Connecticut Huskies on Saturday in Nashville. previews this SEC football game and predicts the final score.

Team Schedules/Results


Date Opp. Time/Result Location
09/04 East Tennessee State L 3-23 Home
09/11 Colorado St W 24-21 Away
09/18 Stanford L 23-41 Home
09/25 Georgia L 0-62 Home
10/02 Connecticut 7:30 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


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

College Football Ratings

Rating Vanderbilt UConn
ESPN FPI 121 128
Sagarin 128 187
Massey Composite 114 129
PiRate Ratings 116 129

Key Stats

Stat 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
3rd Down Conv. 28.1 28.77
3rd Down Conv. DEF 34.0 51.47
Turnover margin -1.50 -0.80

Players to Watch


RB Kevin Mensah, WR Cameron Ross, WR Matt Drayton, TE Jay Rose, OL Sidney Walker, LB DJ Morgan, LB Omar Fortt, LB Jackson Mitchell, DL Travis Jones, DL Kevon Jones.


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.



[DB] 09/25/2021 – Dashaun Jerkins is “?” Saturday vs Connecticut (Undisclosed)
[TE] 09/25/2021 – Ben Bresnahan is “?” Saturday vs Connecticut (Lower Body)
[OL] 09/25/2021 – Michael Warden is “?” Saturday vs Connecticut (Undisclosed)
[RB] 09/21/2021 – Re’Mahn Davis is out for season (Toe)


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


Vanderbilt vs. UConn Football Series History

Vanderbilt leads 2-1


This will be a battle between two teams that are struggling mightily. The loser may not win (or win another game) this season. I think in UConn’s situation they have a couple of winnable games coming up. For Vanderbilt, which has eeked out a win, there are few winnable games remaining after the Huskies. This will be an interesting game to watch. We’ll see how good Clark Lea and his staff are at picking their players up off the ground after a demoralizing loss. Vandy should have the edge playing at home and with the confidence of having won a game.

Our Preseason Prediction

Vanderbilt 35, UConn 24

Game Week Prediction

Vanderbilt 21, UConn 17

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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