SEC Football Preview: Kentucky at Vanderbilt

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Kentucky faces Vanderbilt on Saturday in Nashville. 14Powers.com previews this SEC football game and predicts the final score.

Team Schedules/Results

Kentucky

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

Vanderbilt

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 L 6-45 Home
10/30 Missouri L 28-37 Home
11/13 Kentucky 7:00 PM Home
11/20 Mississippi 12:00 PM Away
11/27 Tennessee 12:00 PM Away

College Football Ratings

Rating Kentucky Vanderbilt
ESPN FPI 38 120
Sagarin 32 151
Massey Composite 32 123
PiRate Ratings 28 118

Key Stats

Stat 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
3rd Down Conv.% 50.9 30.4
3rd Down Conv. DEF % 41.4 38.1
Turnover margin -1.33 -0.33

Players to Watch

Kentucky

RB Chris Rodriguez Jr., WR Josh Ali, TE Keaton Upshaw, OL Darian Kinnard, OL Luke Fortner, DL Josh Paschal, LB Jacquez Jones, LB DeAndre Square, LB Jordan Wright, DB Yusuf Corker, QB Will Levis.

Vanderbilt

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.

Injuries

Kentucky

 
[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)

Vanderbilt

 
(!)[QB] 11/05/2021 – Ken Seals is “?” Saturday vs Kentucky (Finger)
[TE] 11/05/2021 – Justin Ball is “?” Saturday vs Kentucky (Undisclosed)
[S] 11/05/2021 – De’Rickey Wright is “?” Saturday vs Kentucky (Undisclosed)
[RB] 09/21/2021 – Re’Mahn Davis is out for season (Toe)
[OL] 11/05/2021 – Ben Cox is “?” Saturday vs Kentucky (Undisclosed)
[RB] 11/05/2021 – Rocko Griffin is “?” Saturday vs Kentucky (Undisclosed)

Source: statfox.com

Kentucky vs. Vanderbilt Football Series History

Kentucky leads 47-42-4

Comments

Kentucky has looked a little down over the past few weeks. However, there is no reason to believe that Vanderbilt will pose a threat to the Wildcats. Kentucky has dominated this series under Mark Stoops, who has made it a yearly priority to beat the Commodores. Kentucky will win this one by at least two touchdowns.

Our Preseason Prediction

Kentucky 30, Vanderbilt 18

Game Week 14Powers.com Prediction

Kentucky 35, Vanderbilt 10

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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