SEC Football Preview: Vanderbilt at Georgia

Vanderbilt vs Georgia Preview

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

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Team Schedules/Results

Vanderbilt

Date Opponent Result/Time
8/27 at Hawaii W 63-10
9/3 vs. Elon W 42-31
9/10 vs. Wake Forest L 25-45
9/17 at Northern Illinois W 38-28
9/24 at Alabama L 3-55
10/8 vs. Ole Miss L 28-52
10/15 at Georgia 3:30 ET
10/22 at Missouri TBA
11/5 vs. South Carolina TBA
11/12 at Kentucky TBA
11/19 vs. Florida TBA
11/26 vs. Tennessee TBA

Georgia

Date Opponent Result/Time
9/3 vs. Oregon W 49-3
9/10 vs. Samford W 33-0
9/17 at South Carolina W 48-7
9/24 vs. Kent State W 39-22
10/1 at Missouri W 26-22
10/8 vs. Auburn W 42-10
10/15 vs. Vanderbilt 3:30 ET
10/29 vs. Florida 3:30 ET
11/5 vs. Tennessee TBA
11/12 at Mississippi State TBA
11/19 at Kentucky TBA
11/26 vs. Georgia Tech TBA

College Football Ratings

Rating Vanderbilt Georgia
ESPN FPI 93 3
Sagarin 107 3
Massey Composite 79 2
PiRate Ratings 89 3

Key Stats (per game)

Stat Vanderbilt Georgia
Scoring Offense 33.2 39.5
Scoring Defense 36.8 10.7
Total Offense 379.8 517.8
Rushing Offense 167.5 197.5
Passing Offense 212.3 320.3
Team Passing Eff. 148.1 151.8
Total Defense 479.5 263.3
Rushing Defense 155.5 89.8
Pass Yards Allowed 324.0 173.5
Team Pass Eff. Def. 161.33 101.93
Turnover Margin 0.33 0.33
3rd Down Conv. Pct 0.333 0.507
4th Down Conv. Pct 0.500 1.000
3rd Down Conv. % Def. 0.423 0.280
4th Down Conv. % Def. 0.267 0.556
Red Zone Offense 1.000 0.972
Red Zone Defense 0.818 0.778
Net Punting 39.1 40.9
Punt Returns 5.7 9.4
Kickoff Returns 18.0 22.4
First Downs Offense 107.0 160.0
First Downs Defense 137.0 79.0
Penalties/Game 5.2 4.2
Penalty Yards/Game 45.5 40.8

Players to Watch

Vanderbilt

QB Mike Wright, TE Ben Bresnahan, LB Anfernee Orji, DL Nate Clifton, OL Bradley Ashmore, DB Jaylen Mahoney, P Matthew Hayball, LS Wesley Schelling.

Georgia

QB Stetson Bennett, TE Brock Bowers, DL Jalen Carter, LB Jamon Dumas-Johnson, OL Warren Ericson, TE Arik Gilbert, WR Kearis Jackson, OL Broderick Jones, C Sedrick Van Pran, TE Darnell Washington, PK Jack Podlesny.

Injuries

Vanderbilt

[WR] Daveon Walker (Undisclosed) – Questionable
[DL] Daevion Davis (Leg) – Out
[LB] Miles Capers (Knee) – Out

Georgia

[RB] Kendall Milton (Groin) – Questionable
[TE] Arik Gilbert (Personal) – Questionable
[DL] Jalen Carter (Knee) – Out
[OL] Earnest Greene III (Leg) – Out
[LB] C.J. Washington (Neck) – Out
[OL] Drew Bobo (Shoulder) – Out

Source: statfox.com

Vanderbilt vs. Georgia Football Series History

Georgia leads 77-17

Comments

Someone told me on Wednesday that Kirby Smart had angered the SEC officiating crews and that might help Vandy’s cause. I doubt that would make a difference and I don’t believe the officials would screw over teams intentionally. They are evaluated after every game. Anyway, look for Georgia to do for the entire game what Ole Miss did to Vandy on Saturday during the second half, which was throw the ball for a lot of yardage. Vanderbilt’s passing defense is atrocious. Their running defense is decent so throw the ball. Georgia wins by a lot.

14Powers Preseason Prediction

Vanderbilt 13, Georgia 34

14Powers.com Gameweek Prediction

Georgia 56, Vanderbilt 10

Saturday‘s game kicks off at 2:30 PM CT (3:30 PM ET). You can watch this SEC football game on the SEC Network.

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