SEC Football Preview: Kentucky vs. Vanderbilt

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

Team Schedules/Results

Kentucky

Date Opponent Result
08/31/19 Toledo W 38-24
09/07/19 Eastern Mich. W 38-17
09/14/19 Florida L 21-29
09/21/19 @ Mississippi St. L 13-28
09/28/19 @ South Carolina L 7-24
10/12/19 Arkansas W 24-20
10/19/19 @ Georgia L 0-21
10/26/19 Missouri W 29-7
11/09/19 Tennessee L 13-17
11/16/19 @ Vanderbilt
11/23/19 Tenn.-Martin
11/30/19 Louisville

Vanderbilt

Date Opponent Result
08/31/19 Georgia L 6-30
09/07/19 @ Purdue L 24-42
09/21/19 LSU L 38-66
09/28/19 Northern Ill. W 24-18
10/05/19 @ Mississippi L 6-31
10/12/19 UNLV L 10-34
10/19/19 Missouri W 21-14
11/02/19 @ South Carolina L 7-24
11/09/19 @ Florida L 0-56
11/16/19 Kentucky
11/23/19 East Tenn. St.
11/30/19 @ Tennessee

ESPN FPI

Kentucky: 44

Vanderbilt: 98

Key Stats

Stat Kentucky Vanderbilt
Rushing Offense 212.6 (26) 117.6 (118)
Passing Offense 139.7 (124) 178.6 (112)
Total Offense 352.2 (104) 296.1 (123)
Scoring Offense 20.3 (114) 15.1 (126)
Rushing Defense 164.7 (73) 196.7 (103)
Total Defense 348.8 (39) 465.4 (117)
Scoring Defense 20.8 (28) 35.0 (116)
Interceptions 5 (93) 5 (93)
Sacks 2.22 (59) 1.44 (109)
Tackles for loss 4.6 (112) 5.2 (94)
Turnover margin -0.33 (86) -0.33 (86)

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Players to Watch

Kentucky

C Drake Jackson, OL Logan Stenburg, WR Lynn Bowden, LB Cash Daniel, LB Jamar Watson.

Vanderbilt

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

Injuries

Kentucky

Date Pos Player Injury Status
11/10/19 WR Ahmad Wagner Undisclosed is “?” Saturday vs Vanderbilt
11/10/19 WR Bryce Oliver Undisclosed is “?” Saturday vs Vanderbilt
11/10/19 QB Lynn Bowden Jr. Undisclosed left last game – is “?” Saturday vs Vanderbilt
09/14/19 QB Nik Scalzo ACL is out for season
09/08/19 QB Terry Wilson Knee is out for season
08/30/19 S Davonte Robinson Quad is out for season
08/07/19 WR Isaiah Epps Foot is out indefinitely

Vanderbilt

Date Pos Player Injury Status
Date Pos Player Injury Status
11/10/19 QB Riley Neal Concussion is “?” Saturday vs Kentucky
11/10/19 WR Justice Shelton-Mosley Ankle is “?” Saturday vs Kentucky
11/10/19 WR Kalija Lipscomb Personal is “?” Saturday vs Kentucky
11/10/19 QB Mo Hasan Head is “?” Saturday vs Kentucky
10/03/19 DL Eddie Zinn-Turner Knee is out for season
09/18/19 WR Amir Abdur-Rahman Undisclosed is out for season
09/18/19 RB Jamauri Wakefield Leg is out for season

Source: Donbest.com

Comments

Vanderbilt managed just 128 yards total offense in the Commodores’ 56-0 loss in Gainesville last weekend. Vandy was playing third and fourth string QBs. This week the ‘Dores will have their No. 1 QB Riley Neal back for Kentucky. UK has had a nightmare season with multiple injuries to QBs. However, the Wildcats have been able to eek out four wins riding their very tough defense. Kentucky probably wins this one but it’s not set in stone.

Our Preseason Prediction

Vanderbilt 30, Kentucky 24

In-Season 14Powers.com Prediction

Kentucky 20, Vanderbilt 10

Saturday‘s game kicks off at 2:30 PM CT (3:30 PM ET). Watch on the SEC Network.

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