SEC Football Preview: Vanderbilt vs. Tennessee

Vanderbilt-Tennessee

Vanderbilt faces Tennessee on Saturday in Knoxville. 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 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 L 14-38
11/23/19 East Tenn. St. W 38-0
11/30/19 @ Tennessee

Tennessee

Date Opponent Result
08/31/19 Georgia St. L 30-38
09/07/19 Brigham Young L 26-29
09/14/19 Chattanooga W 45-0
09/21/19 @ Florida L 3-34
10/05/19 Georgia L 14-43
10/12/19 Mississippi St. W 20-10
10/19/19 @ Alabama L 13-35
10/26/19 South Carolina W 41-21
11/02/19 UAB W 30-7
11/09/19 @ Kentucky W 17-13
11/23/19 @ Missouri W 24-20
11/30/19 Vanderbilt

ESPN FPI

Vanderbilt: 98

Tennessee: 31

Key Stats

Stat Vanderbilt Tennessee
Rushing Offense 128.9 (107) 131.0 (103)
Passing Offense 172.3 (115) 229.1 (71)
Total Offense 301.2 (123) 360.1 (103)
Scoring Offense 17.1 (123) 23.9 (101)
Rushing Defense 200.7 (109) 149.1 (61)
Total Defense 438.4 (101) 342.4 (32)
Scoring Defense 32.1 (102) 22.7 (36)
Interceptions 5 (112) 14 (7)
Sacks 1.82 (85) 2.45 (42)
Tackles for loss 6.0 (63) 5.2 (97)
Turnover margin -0.27 (85) 0.09 (56)

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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.

Tennessee

WR/PR Marquez Callaway, LB Dylan Moses, DB Bryce Thompson, DB Nigel Warrior.

Injuries

Vanderbilt

Date Pos Player Injury Status
11/24/19 WR Justice Shelton-Mosley Ankle is “?” Saturday vs Tennessee U
11/24/19 WR Kalija Lipscomb Personal is “?” Saturday vs Tennessee U
11/24/19 QB Mo Hasan Head is “?” Saturday vs Tennessee U
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

Tennessee

Date Pos Player Injury Status
11/24/19 DB Bryce Thompson Knee is “?” Saturday vs Vanderbilt
10/18/19 DB Trevon Flowers Leg is out indefinitely
10/11/19 WR Brandon Johnson Redshirt is out for season
10/04/19 RB Jeremy Banks Dismissed is out for season
09/06/19 DB Terrell Bailey Personal has left team
09/05/19 WR Jordan Murphy Personal has left team
08/13/19 DB Baylen Buchanan Back is out indefinitely
08/08/19 DL Emmit Gooden Knee is out indefinitely

Source: Donbest.com

Comments

This should be a tough game for Vandy in Knoxville. Tennessee has shown improvement under second-year head coach Jeremy Pruitt. Meanwhile, in Derek Mason’s sixth season the Commodores appear to be as bad as Mason’s first team in 2014 (3-9). However, don’t discount Mason’s hatred of Tennessee. He’ll burn the midnight oil and throw everything at the Vols.

Our Preseason Prediction

Vanderbilt 34, Tennessee 24

In-Season 14Powers.com Prediction

Tennessee 27, Vanderbilt 7

Saturday‘s game kicks off at 3:00 PM CT (4:00 PM ET). Watch on the SEC Network.

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