Saturday, October 8, 2016
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The Vanderbilt Commodores take on the Kentucky Wildcats on Saturday, October 8, 2016 at Commonwealth Stadium. The opening line for this game has Kentucky as 2 point favorites. This season the Commodores are 3-2-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 2-2-1. The Wildcats have an over/under record of 3-2-0 and they are 2-3-0 against the spread.
Kyle Shurmur finished with 82 yards through the air for Vanderbilt last week. He completed 9 passes out of 25 attempts for a 36% completion percentage. The Commodores were led in rushing by Ralph Webb, who finished with 110 yards on 24 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 5 yards per carry. Kalija Lipscomb was the team leader in receiving with a total of 43 yards and 3 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 14 yards per reception. As a team in that game Vanderbilt got a total of 21 first downs. Of those first downs, 10 came on the ground while 8 came through the air. They ran 69 total plays for 265 yards for the game. The Commodores ran for 147 yards on 37 attempts.
Stephen Johnson finished with 89 yards passing for Kentucky last week. He went 13 for 22, resulting in a 59% completion percentage. The Wildcats were led on the ground by Jojo Kemp, who finished with 39 yards on 10 carries. He ended the game with an average of 4 yards per rush. Garrett Johnson led the team in receiving with 27 yards and 4 catches. He finished the game with an average of 7 yards per reception. Kentucky had 12 first downs total. 7 came from running the ball and 4 came from a pass. They ran 58 total plays for 161 yards for the contest. The Wildcats ran for 72 yards on 36 carries as a team.
Vanderbilt scores 20.2 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 116th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 14.6 passes on 28.6 attempts for a 51 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 154.6 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 119th in college football. The Commodores run for an average of 148.4 yards per game on 39.2 attempts for an average of 3.8 yards per carry. That ranks them 91st in the nation. They also run 67.8 plays per contest and average 4.5 yards per play for an average of 303 yards per game, ranking their offense 123rd overall this season. The Commodores average 18.2 first downs per game which ranks them 106th in the country. They accumulate 43.2 penalty yards per game via 5 penalties, which ranks 112th in the nation.
Vanderbilt allows 248.6 passing yards per game, ranking 84th in D-1, and they allow 23.6 points per contest on defense, which ranks 50th. They give up 21 completions on 36.2 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 58. The Commodores allow 160.6 rushing yards per game on 33.4 carries for an average of 4.8 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 68th in the country. Vanderbilt allows 409.2 total yards per game including 5.9 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 73rd in terms of yards per game. They force 1.6 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 7 penalties for 66.2 yards per game, ranking them 104th among D-1 teams.
Kentucky averages 25.4 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 92nd in the country. In the passing department, they complete 12.2 passes per game on 20.8 attempts for a 58.7 percent completion percentage. They throw for 180.6 yards through the air per game, ranking them 105th in Division 1. The Wildcats run for an average of 178.6 yards per game on 39.2 attempts for an average of 4.6 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 58th on the ground. They also run 60 plays per game and average 6 yards per play for a total of 359.2 yards per game, ranking them 100th in the country on offense. The Wildcats get an average of 17.2 first downs per game, which ranks 114th in the nation. They average 46.4 penalty yards per game via 5 penalties, ranking them 98th in college football.
Kentucky allows an average of 269.4 passing yards yards per game, which ranks 102nd in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 35 points per contest, which has them ranked 102nd in the nation. They give up 18.8 completions on 32.6 attempts for a completion percentage of 57.7 per game. The Wildcats allow 205.4 rushing yards per contest on 46.8 carries for a 4.4 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 101st in the country. Kentucky allows 474.8 total yards per game for an average of 6 yards per play, which ranks 111th in D-1. They force 1.4 turnovers per contest and 5.4 penalties for 44.6 yards in each contest, ranking 21st in the nation.
Vanderbilt Betting Trends
Vanderbilt is 2-2-1 against the over/under this season
Vanderbilt has an ATS record of 3-2-0 this season
Kentucky Betting Trends
Kentucky is 3-2-0 against the over/under this season
Kentucky has an ATS record of 2-3-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
10/02/16 OG Delando Crooks Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Kentucky
10/02/16 LB Nigel Bowden Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Kentucky
08/14/16 OT Andrew Jelks Knee out for season
08/14/16 QB Shawn Stankavage Leg out for season
10/02/16 WR Alexander Montgomery Knee "?" Saturday vs. Vanderbilt
10/02/16 T Cole Mosier Ankle "?" Saturday vs. Vanderbilt
10/02/16 WR Dorian Baker Hamstring "?" Saturday vs. Vanderbilt
10/02/16 LB Kobie Walker Shoulder "?" Saturday vs. Vanderbilt
09/28/16 RB Mikel Horton None has left team
09/20/16 QB Drew Barker Back out indefinitely
08/28/16 DL Regie Meant Personal has left team
08/19/16 DB Darius West Knee out for season
Josh's Pick: Take Kentucky
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