SEC Football Preview: Vanderbilt at Florida

Florida vs Vanderbilt

Vanderbilt football visits on Saturday in Gainesville. 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 W 30-28 Home
10/09 Florida 12:00 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
09/04 Fla Atlantic W 35-14 Home
09/11 S Florida W 42-20 Away
09/18 Alabama L 29-31 Home
09/25 Tennessee W 38-14 Home
10/02 Kentucky L 13-20 Away
10/09 Vanderbilt 12:00 pm Home
10/16 LSU 1:00 pm Away
10/30 Georgia 3:30 pm Neutral
11/06 S Carolina 1:00 pm Away
11/13 Samford 12:00 pm Home
11/20 Missouri 12:00 pm Away
11/27 Florida St 12:00 pm Home

College Football Ratings

Rating Vanderbilt Florida
ESPN FPI 122 6
Sagarin 144 9
Massey Composite 110 12
PiRate Ratings 118 9

Key Stats

Stat Vanderbilt Florida
Points 16.0 31.4
Points Allowed 35.0 19.8
Total YDS 315.4 509.0
Pass YDS 196.4 216.8
Rush YDS 119.0 292.2
Total YDS Allowed 446.0 326.0
Pass YDS Allowed 242.6 210.6
Rush YDS Allowed 203.4 115.4
3rd Down Conv.% 30.00 46.27
3rd Down Conv. DEF % 32.35 35.94
Turnover margin -1.20 -0.60

Players to Watch


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.


QB Emory Jones, RB Dameon Pierce, RB Malik Davis, DL Zachary Carter, CB Kaiir Elam, LB Ventrell Miller, LB Brenton Cox, LB Mohamoud Diabate.



[RB] 09/21/2021 – Re’Mahn Davis is out for season (Toe)
[OL] 10/02/2021 – Michael Warden is “?” Saturday vs Florida (Undisclosed)
[TE] 10/02/2021 – Justin Ball is “?” Saturday vs Florida (Undisclosed)


[OL] 10/02/2021 – Jean Delance is “?” Saturday vs Vanderbilt (Leg)
[DB] 10/02/2021 – Kaiir Elam is “?” Saturday vs Vanderbilt (Undisclosed)
[DB] 08/12/2021 – Jaydon Hill is out for season (ACL)
[LB] 09/15/2021 – Ventrell Miller is out for season (Biceps)


Vanderbilt vs. Florida Football Series History

Florida leads 42-10-2


Florida is clearly the favorite in this game. I think they’ll come out a little flat and Vandy has some early game success. However, the depth of Florida will wear down Vandy. Florida is probably going to run, run and run some more against the Commodores. It makes sense for them to do that since the Gator passing attack is shaky. You have to be balanced in your approach against most SEC teams but focusing on the run against Vandy will pay dividends. You should always run the ball in football until your opponent can stop you but then again, the Gators need to work on their passing game. Florida wins handily.

Our Preseason Prediction

Florida 37, Vanderbilt 21

Game Week Prediction

Florida 41, Vanderbilt 10

Saturday‘s game kicks off at 11:00 AM CT (12:00 PM ET). You can watch this SEC football game on the SEC Network.

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