First Look: Vanderbilt vs. Kentucky

Vanderbilt vs Kentucky

Vanderbilt meets Kentucky on Saturday in Lexington. Here is a first look at the Vanderbilt-Kentucky matchup.

Vanderbilt Season so far

DATE OPPONENT SCORE
Sept. 1 Middle Tennessee W 35-7
Sept. 8 Nevada W 41-10
Sept. 15 at Notre Dame L 22-17
Sept. 22 South Carolina L 37-14
Sept. 29 Tennessee State W 31-27
Oct. 6 at Georgia L 41-13
Oct. 13 Florida L 37-27

Kentucky Season so far

DATE OPPONENT SCORE
Sept. 1 Central Michigan W 35-20
Sept. 8 at Florida W 27-16
Sept. 15 Murray State W 48-10
Sept. 22 Mississippi State W 28-7
Sept. 29 South Carolina W 24-10
Oct. 6 at Texas A&M L 20-14

Stat Comparison

Vanderbilt Stat Kentucky
25.4 Points 29.3
25.9 Points Allowed 13.8
389.7 Total YDS 369.0
238.1 Pass YDS 145.5
151.6 Rush YDS 223.5
423.9 Total YDS Allowed 304.8
240.6 Pass YDS Allowed 185.5
183.3 Rush YDS Allowed 119.3
34.09 3rd down conv % 41.67
0.29 Turnover margin 0.33
67 & Massey Composite 11

& The Massey Composite Ratings are compiled from 98 different college football ratings and rankings.

Vanderbilt Injuries and Suspensions

DATE POSITION NAME ISSUE STATUS
10/16/18 RB Ke'Shawn Vaughn Undisclosed is upgraded to probable Saturday vs Kentucky
10/14/18 OL Egidio DellaRipa Undisclosed is "?" Saturday vs Kentucky
10/14/18 DL Louis Vecchio Undisclosed is "?" Saturday vs Kentucky
09/28/18 WR Cam Johnson Leg is out for season
09/08/18 TE Turner Cockrell Medical is out indefinitely
08/06/18 QB Deuce Wallace Suspension is out for season

Kentucky Injuries and Suspensions

DATE POSITION NAME ISSUE STATUS
10/16/18 T Naasir Watkins Knee is upgraded to "?" Saturday vs Vanderbilt
10/01/18 RB Sihiem King Redshirt is out for season
09/17/18 TE Keaton Upshaw Undisclosed is out for season
08/26/18 T Landon Young Knee is out for season
08/04/18 DE Joshua Paschal Illness is out indefinitely

Source: DonBest.com

Challenges for Vanderbilt

Vandy will be facing the top running in the nation Benny Snell Jr. Snell, a junior, has over 3,100 career rushing yards.The Commodores will also be facing one of the better defenses the SEC, one that features a 340 pound nose tackle, something Vandy doesn’t have.

Challenges for Kentucky

Saturday’s game kicks off 7:30 pm ET (6:30 CT) and can be seen on SEC Network.

Sure Vandy is again a bottom tier team in the SEC. However, they are likely going to surprise someone this season. The Commodores nearly beat Notre Dame in South Bend. A VU fumble (or mugging) on Notre Dame’s 1-yard line was the difference in that game. The Wildcats can’t afford to take Vanderbilt lightly.

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