Through 3 Quarters
The Kentucky Wildcats were expected to win this one, and so far that’s exactly how it’s playing out. the Wildcats have a bit of a cushion as they currently lead the Vanderbilt Commodores 31-21 after three quarters
UK has been led by QB Terry Wilson, who so far has passed for two TDs and 110 yards on 15 attempts in addition to rushing for one TD and 70 yards. The squad has gotten extra help from defensive menace LB Jamin Davis and his ten tackles.
No one has had a standout game offensively for the Commodores, but they have gotten scores from QB Mike Wright, WR Chris Pierce, and TE Ben Bresnahan.
This is the most points either team has accured going into the fourth quarter this year.
Vanderbilt @ Kentucky
Current Records: Vanderbilt 0-5; Kentucky 2-4
What to Know
The Vanderbilt Commodores need to shore up a defense that is allowing 35.4 points per matchup before their game Saturday. Vanderbilt and the Kentucky Wildcats will face off in an SEC battle at noon ET at Kroger Field. The Commodores have been on the wrong side of a one-way rivalry with UK and are hoping to record their first victory since Nov. 14 of 2015.
Vanderbilt came up short against the Mississippi State Bulldogs last week, falling 24-17. Despite 274 more yards than MSU, Vanderbilt could not convert that extra yardage to scores. Despite the loss, Vanderbilt got a solid performance out of RB Keyon Brooks, who rushed for one TD and 115 yards on 20 carries in addition to catching 11 passes for 97 yards.
Meanwhile, the Wildcats came up short against the Georgia Bulldogs two weeks ago, falling 14-3. QB Joey Gatewood had a memorable game, but not in the way you want to be remembered: besides failing to produce a single touchdown, he fumbled the ball once with only 91 yards passing.
The Commodores have to know they’ll be fighting an uphill battle given the 18 point spread they are up against. Those who got lucky with them against the spread last week might want to hold off on placing bets this time since the team has yet to string together back-to-back wins against the spread.
Both of these teams will be looking to put their recent losses behind them and walk away with a win. Giving up five turnovers, Vanderbilt had had trouble holding onto the ball. We’ll see if UK can exploit that vulnerability.
How To Watch
- When: Saturday at 12 p.m. ET
- Where: Kroger Field — Lexington, Kentucky
- TV: SEC Network
- Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
- Follow: CBS Sports App
- Ticket Cost: $55.50
The Wildcats are a big 18-point favorite against the Commodores, according to the latest college football odds.
The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Wildcats as a 17.5-point favorite.
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Kentucky have won four out of their last five games against Vanderbilt.
- Nov 16, 2019 – Kentucky 38 vs. Vanderbilt 14
- Oct 20, 2018 – Kentucky 14 vs. Vanderbilt 7
- Nov 11, 2017 – Kentucky 44 vs. Vanderbilt 21
- Oct 08, 2016 – Kentucky 20 vs. Vanderbilt 13
- Nov 14, 2015 – Vanderbilt 21 vs. Kentucky 17
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