SEC Football Preview: Vanderbilt vs. Purdue

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Vanderbilt faces Purdue on Saturday in West Lafayette, IN. 14Powers.com previews the game and predicts the final score of this contest.

Team Schedules/Results

Vanderbilt

Date Opponent Result
08/31/19 Georgia L 6-30
09/07/19 @ Purdue
09/21/19 LSU
09/28/19 Northern Ill.
10/05/19 @ Mississippi
10/12/19 UNLV
10/19/19 Missouri
11/02/19 @ South Carolina
11/09/19 @ Florida
11/16/19 Kentucky
11/23/19 East Tenn. St.
11/30/19 @ Tennessee

Purdue

Date Opponent Result
08/30/19 @ Nevada L 31-34
09/07/19 Vanderbilt
09/14/19 TCU
09/28/19 Minnesota
10/05/19 @ Penn St.
10/12/19 Maryland
10/19/19 @ Iowa
10/26/19 Illinois
11/02/19 Nebraska
11/09/19 @ Northwestern
11/23/19 @ Wisconsin
11/30/19 Indiana

ESPN FPI

Vanderbilt: 55

Purdue: 61

Key Stats

Stat Vanderbilt Purdue
Rushing Offense 116.0 (87) 96.0 (99)
Passing Offense 109.0 (115) 423.0 (5)
Total Offense 225.0 (117) 519.0 (27)
Scoring Offense 6.0 (121) 31.0 (60)
Rushing Defense 325.0 (123) 109.0 (58)
Passing Defense 156.0 (33) 295.5 (99)
Total Defense 481.0 (107) 404.0 (79)
Scoring Defense 30.0 (79) 34.0 (94)
Interceptions 0 0
Sacks 0 1.0 (81)
Tackles for loss 2.0 (116) 6.0 (53)
Turnover margin 0.0 (50) -5.0 (127)
3rd Down Conv. 0.214 (117) 0.500 (33)
3rd Down Conv. DEF 0.143 (11) 0.294 (42)

Players to Watch

Vanderbilt

WR Kalija Lipscomb, RB Ke’Shawn Vaughn, TE Jared Pinkney, OL Devin Cochran, LB Dimitri Moore, DL Dayo Odeyingbo, PR Justin Shelton-Mosley.

Purdue

QB Elijah Sindelar, RB Zander Horvath, OL Matt McCann, OL Alex Criddle, WR Jared Sparks, LB Markus Bailey, FS Navon Mosley, LB Ben Holt.

Injuries

Vanderbilt

Date Pos Player Injury Status
09/03/19 RB Jamauri Wakefield Leg is OUT Saturday vs Purdue
09/01/19 OL Devin Cochran Undisclosed is “?” Saturday vs Purdue
09/01/19 DB Frank Coppet Undisclosed is “?” Saturday vs Purdue
09/01/19 OL Saige Young Undisclosed is “?” Saturday vs Purdue

Purdue

Date Pos Player Injury Status
08/30/19 DT Lorenzo Neal Knee is out indefinitely
08/19/19 RB Tario Fuller Jaw is out indefinitely
08/17/19 RB Richie Worship Knee is out indefinitely

Source: Donbest.com

Comments

It’s hard to get a good grasp on teams this early in the season. In game 1, Vandy’s offense was going against one of the best defenses in the country. The Commodore offense produced just 6 points against Georgia. Meanwhile, Purdue was losing at Nevada, a team Vanderbilt destroyed last season in Nashville. This game is being played in West Lafayette so that should help the Boilermakers. I’m going with Vandy in this one. Ke’Shawn Vaughn should have a big day. Derek Mason has a lot of experience stopping Brohm coached offenses. Vandy’s defense held Georgia to a 14% third down conversion rate so they should be able to stop Purdue enough to win this game.

Our Preseason Prediction

Vanderbilt 44, Purdue 38

In-Season 14Powers.com Prediction

Vanderbilt 35, Purdue 24

Saturday‘s game kicks off at 11:00 AM CT (12:00 PM ET). Watch on the BTN Network.

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