Vanderbilt Football First Look: Kentucky

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Vanderbilt football hosts Kentucky on Saturday in Nashville. Here is your first look at the Kentucky Wildcats.

Kentucky Season So Far

Date Opp. Time/Result Location
09/04 LA Monroe W 45-10 Home
09/11 Missouri W 35-28 Home
09/18 Chattanooga W 28-23 Home
09/25 S Carolina W 16-10 Away
10/02 Florida W 20-13 Home
10/09 LSU W 42-21 Home
10/16 Georgia L 13-30 Away
10/30 Miss State L 17-31 Away
11/06 Tennessee L 42-45 Home
11/13 Vanderbilt 7:00 PM Away
11/20 N Mex State 12:00 PM Home
11/27 Louisville 12:00 PM Away

Key Stats

Stat (per game) Kentucky Vanderbilt
Points 28.7 14.9
Points Allowed 23.4 35.6
Total YDS 392.0 301.2
Pass YDS 211.2 183.9
Rush YDS 180.8 117.3
Total YDS Allowed 349.4 462.7
Pass YDS Allowed 230.2 278.8
Rush YDS Allowed 119.2 183.9

Kentucky Injuries and Suspensions

 
[WR] 09/30/2021 – Dekel Crowdus is out indefinitely (Undisclosed)
[DT] 10/11/2021 – Octavious Oxendine is out for season (Leg)
[DL] 11/06/2021 – Marquan McCall is “?” Saturday vs Vanderbilt (Lower Body)
[LB] 11/06/2021 – Jordan Wright is “?” Saturday vs Vanderbilt (Ankle)

Source: statfox.com

Challenges for Vanderbilt

It’s been a miserable season for Vanderbilt under first-year head coach Clark Lea. The Commodores have three games remaining this season. Kentucky may offer the best chance of winning a game of the three. Vanderbilt’s got to win or at least compete in the running game on both sides of the ball. On offense, they need to run for about 30 more yards than they average and on defense, the Commodores need to hold Kentucky to fewer than 150 yards. That will be tough to do with one of the best runners in the SEC in the game, Christopher Rodriguez Jr., but it’s not impossible.

Saturday‘s game kicks off at 6:00 PM CT (7:00 PM ET). You can watch this SEC football game on the ESPN2 Network.

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