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VANDERBILT FIRST LOOK: TENNESSEE

The Vanderbilt Commodores visit Tennessee on Saturday. Here is your first look at the Volunteers.

TENNESSEE SEASON SO FAR (4-7, 0-7 SEC)

Date Opponent Score
09/04/2017 Georgia Tech W 42-41 (2OT)
09/09/2017 Indiana St. W 42-7
09/16/2017 @ Florida L 26-20
09/23/2017 Massachusetts W 17-13
09/30/2017 Georgia L 41-0
10/14/2017 South Carolina L 15-9
10/21/2017 @ Alabama L 45-7
10/28/2017 @ Kentucky L 29-26 (2OT)
11/04/2017 Southern Miss. W 24-10
11/11/2017 @ Missouri L 50-17
11/18/2017 LSU L 30-10

VANDERBILT-TENNESSEE STAT COMPARISON

VU OFF PPG 23.0 19.5 UT OFF PPG
VU DEF PPG 32.0 27.9 UT DEF PPG
VU TOTAL OFF 334.5 295.9 UT TOTAL OFF
VU PASSING OFF 240.0 172.8 UT PASSING OFF
VU RUSHING OFF 94.5 123.1 UT RUSHING OFF
VU TOTAL DEF 407.2 402.4 UT TOTAL DEF
VU PASSING DEF 195.6 150.6 UT PASSING DEF
VU RUSHING DEF 211.5 251.7 UT RUSHING DEF
VU TO MARGIN -0.55 -0.18 UT TO MARGIN
VU MASSEY COMP& 91 85 UT MASSEY COMP

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

TENNESSEE INJURIES AND SUSPENSIONS

Date Pos Player Injury Status
11/20/17 QB Will McBride Undisclosed is upgraded to probable Saturday vs. Vanderbilt
11/19/17 PK Brent Cimaglia Undisclosed is "?" Saturday vs. Vanderbilt
11/19/17 OL Brett Kendrick Undisclosed is "?" Saturday vs. Vanderbilt
11/19/17 OL Coleman Thomas Undisclosed is "?" Saturday vs. Vanderbilt
11/19/17 OL Drew Richmond Undisclosed is "?" Saturday vs. Vanderbilt
11/19/17 OL Jashon Robertson Undisclosed-left last game is "?" Saturday vs. Vanderbilt
11/19/17 DL Jonathan Kongbo Undisclosed-left last game is "?" Saturday vs. Vanderbilt
11/19/17 OL Marcus Tatum Undisclosed is "?" Saturday vs. Vanderbilt
11/19/17 RB Ty Chandler Undisclosed-left last game is "?" Saturday vs. Vanderbilt
11/06/17 DB Evan Berry Undisclosed is out for season
11/06/17 WR Josh Smith Ankle is out for season
11/06/17 WR Latrell Williams Undisclosed is out for season
10/28/17 QB Quinten Dormady Shoulder is out for season
10/23/17 OL Jack Jones Neck is out for season
09/18/17 LB Cortez McDowell Wrist out for season
09/16/17 DB Todd Kelly Jr. Knee out for season
09/06/17 WR Jauan Jennings Wrist out for season
09/01/17 LB Darrin Kirkland Jr. Knee out for season
08/16/17 OL Chance Hall Knee out for season

Source: donbest.com

CHALLENGES

This is a big game. Both teams have fizzled this season after good starts. Neither has won a conference game. This is nothing new for Vandy entering its final game of the season, however, it is nearly unheard of for Tennessee. Both team's, despite their struggles, can salvage something for the season by beating their in-state rivals. Tennessee will come out in full Rocky Top fashion to not lose to Vandy two games in row, again. I expect John Kelly to get 30 or 40 carries against Vandy. The 'Dore defense has to be ready. The winner of this game won't go to a bowl (there are no APR spots this season) but it can enter the Christmas season knowing it beat its rival.



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