SEC Football Preview: Florida at Vanderbilt

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

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Team Schedules/Results

Florida

Date Opponent Time TV Result
9/3 vs. Utah 7:00 PM ET ESPN W 29-26
9/10 vs. Kentucky 7:00 PM ET ESPN L 16-26
9/17 vs. South Florida 7:30 PM ET SECN W 31-28
9/24 at Tennessee 3:30 PM ET CBS L 33-38
10/2 vs. Eastern Washington 12:00 PM ET ESP+ W 52-17
10/8 vs. Missouri 12:00 PM ET ESPNU W 24-17
10/15 vs. LSU 7:00 PM ET ESPN L 35-45
10/29 vs. Georgia* 3:30 PM ET CBS/PAR+ L 20-42
11/5 at Texas A&M 12:00 PM ET ESPN W 41-24
11/12 vs. South Carolina 4:00 PM ET SECN W 38-6
11/19 at Vanderbilt 12:00 PM ET SECN
11/25 at Florida State 7:30 PM ET ABC

Vanderbilt

Date Opponent Time TV Result
8/27 at Hawaii 10:30 PM ET CBSS W 63-10
9/3 vs. Elon 7:00 PM ET ESP+ W 42-31
9/10 vs. Wake Forest 12:00 PM ET SECN L 25-45
9/17 at Northern Illinois 3:30 PM ET CBSS W 38-28
9/24 at Alabama 7:30 PM ET SECN L 3-55
10/8 vs. Ole Miss 4:00 PM ET SECN L 28-52
10/15 at Georgia 3:30 PM ET SECN L 0-55
10/22 at Missouri 4:00 PM ET SECN L 14-17
11/5 vs. South Carolina 7:30 PM ET SECN L 27-38
11/12 at Kentucky 12:00 PM ET SECN W 24-21
11/19 vs. Florida 12:00 PM ET SECN
11/26 vs. Tennessee TBA

College Football Ratings

Rating Florida Vanderbilt
ESPN FPI 24 92
Sagarin 21 98
Massey Composite 25 79
PiRate Ratings 26 85

Key Stats (per game)

Stat Vanderbilt Florida
Scoring Offense 26.4 31.9
Scoring Defense 35.2 26.9
Total Offense 363.0 438.5
Rushing Offense 159.7 225.3
Passing Offense 203.3 213.2
Team Passing Eff. 131.8 130.2
Total Defense 457.8 421.0
Rushing Defense 164.3 171.2
Pass Yards Allowed 293.5 249.8
Team Pass Eff. Def. 161.4 133.8
Turnover Margin 0.00 1.00
3rd Down Conv. Pct 0.379 0.415
4th Down Conv. Pct 0.458 0.458
3rd Down Conv. % Def. 0.434 0.481
4th Down Conv. % Def. 0.350 0.421
Red Zone Offense 0.900 0.733
Red Zone Defense 0.821 0.829
Net Punting 39.8 43.1
Punt Returns 4.7 9.9
Kickoff Returns 19.6 20.4
First Downs Offense 175 205
First Downs Defense 220 228
Penalties/Game 5.3 6.1
Penalty Yards/Game 45.8 39.8

Players to Watch

Florida

QB Anthony Richardson, LB Brenton Cox, DL Gervin Dexter, OL Kingsley Eguakun, LB Ventrell Miller, OL O’Cyrus Torrence, RB Nay’Quan Wright, DB Trey Dean III, LS Marco Ortiz.

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.

Injuries

Florida

[CB] Devin Moore (Shoulder) – Out
[WR] Ja’Quavion Fraziars (Shoulder) – Questionable
[WR] Justin Shorter (Hamstring) – Questionable
[TE] Arlis Boardingham (Upper Body) – Out
[TE] Keon Zipperer (Knee) – Out
[OL] David Conner (Redshirt) – Out
[QB] Jack Miller III (Thumb) – Out

Vanderbilt

[QB] AJ Swann (Lower Body) – Questionable
[RB] Chase Gillespie (Undisclosed) – Questionable
[WR] Daveon Walker (Undisclosed) – Out
[DL] Daevion Davis (Leg) – Out
[LB] Miles Capers (Knee) – Out

Source: statfox.com

Florida vs. Vanderbilt Football Series History

Florida leads 43-10

Comments

Congrats to Vandy for ending that wretched SEC losing streak. They are showing obvious progress in improving their program. When the facilities renovations are finished they’ll reap the benefits. That said, I don’t see Vandy knocking off Florida. It’s possible but more than likely it won’t happen. Florida has improved quite a bit through the season. Vandy maybe not as much. Yes, it would be neat for Commodores fans to experience an actual winning streak in the SEC, even if it would be just two straight wins. Again, it’s possible but certainly not likely.

14Powers Preseason Prediction

Florida 27, Vanderbilt 21

14Powers.com Gameweek Prediction

Florida 38, Vanderbilt 26

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

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