SEC Football Preview: Mississippi State at Vanderbilt

Vanderbilt-Mississippi State football preview

Mississippi State visits Vanderbilt on Saturday in Nashville. previews this SEC football game and predicts the final score.

Team Schedules/Results

Mississippi State

Date Opp. Time/Result Location
09/04 LA Tech W 35-34 Home
09/11 NC State W 24-10 Home
09/18 Memphis L 29-31 Away
09/25 LSU L 25-28 Home
10/02 Texas A&M W 26-22 Away
10/16 Alabama L 9-49 Home
10/23 Vanderbilt 4:00 pm Away
10/30 Kentucky 1:00 pm Home
11/06 Arkansas 1:00 pm Away
11/13 Auburn 12:00 pm Away
11/20 TN State 12:00 pm Home
11/25 Mississippi 7:30 pm Home


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 L 0-42 Away
10/16 S Carolina L 20-21 Away
10/23 Miss State 4:00 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 Mississippi State Vanderbilt
ESPN FPI 41 118
Sagarin 45 137
Massey Composite 49 112
PiRate Ratings 48 116

Key Stats

Stat Mississippi State Vanderbilt
Points 24.7 14.3
Points Allowed 29.0 34.0
Total YDS 407.0 310.9
Pass YDS 360.3 198.1
Rush YDS 46.7 112.7
Total YDS Allowed 355.7 449.0
Pass YDS Allowed 248.8 261.1
Rush YDS Allowed 106.8 187.9
3rd Down Conv.% 43.9 32.2
3rd Down Conv. DEF % 37.9 34.4
Turnover margin -0.33 -0.57

Players to Watch

Mississippi State

QB Will Rogers, WR Jaden Walley, RB Jo’quavious Marks, WR Austin Williams, OT Charles Cross, LB Aaron Brule, Jr., LB Tyrus Wheat, DB Jalen Green, DB Martin Emerson, CB Emmanuel Forbes.


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.


Mississippi State

[WR] 10/17/2021 – Trip Wilson is “?” Saturday vs Vanderbilt (Legal problems)
(!)[QB] 10/17/2021 – Will Rogers injured last game, is probable Saturday vs Vanderbilt (Shoulder)


[RB] 09/21/2021 – Re’Mahn Davis is out for season (Toe)
[OL] 10/16/2021 – Michael Warden is “?” Saturday vs Mississippi State (Undisclosed)
[TE] 10/16/2021 – Justin Ball is “?” Saturday vs Mississippi State (Undisclosed)
(!)[QB] 10/19/2021 – Ken Seals is downgraded to OUT Saturday vs Mississippi State (Finger)
[QB] 10/19/2021 – Mike Wright has been named the starter Saturday vs Mississippi State (None)


Mississippi State vs. Vanderbilt Football Series History

Mississippi State leads 14-7-2


Vandy’s coming off a 1-point loss at South Carolina. Mississippi State was pounded 49-9 at home by Alabama in its last game. I think State has the clear edge in this game. Vandy is slowly improving though, so the Bulldogs had better not show up sleepwalking. State wins by at least two touchdowns.

Our Preseason Prediction

Mississippi State 31, Vanderbilt 21

Game Week Prediction

Mississippi State 34, Vanderbilt 17

Saturday‘s game kicks off at 3:00 PM CT (4:00 PM ET). You can watch this SEC football game on the SEC Network.

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