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Vanderbilt Commodores vs. Florida Gators Preview and Predictions 11-09-2019


With its SEC East title hopes hanging by a thread, No. 11 Florida looks to bounce back from last week's high-profile loss when the Gators host Vanderbilt on Saturday. The Gators are looking for their seventh straight home victory and their 28th in their last 29 meetings with the Commodores.



The Gators can't afford another loss after dropping two of their last three, including a 24-17 defeat versus Georgia last week. Florida must win its final two conference games and have the Bulldogs lose two of their three remaining SEC contests to win the division. Vanderbilt wasn't able to build off the momentum of a 21-14 win over Missouri on Oct. 19, following up its bye week with a lackluster performance in a 24-7 loss at South Carolina last week. The Commodores' offense sputtered with their top two quarterbacks out with concussions, and Mo Hasan is expected to sit out again while Riley Neal's status is up in the air.

TV: Noon ET, ESPN. LINE: Florida -26.5





ABOUT VANDERBILT (2-6, 1-4 SEC): The Commodores haven't had much to get excited about, but running back Ke'Shawn Vaughn is putting together an impressive season with 1,024 yards from scrimmage and seven touchdowns (six rushing, one receiving). Vandy hasn't gotten that same production from the passing game, and with both Hasan and Neal sidelined for most of last week's contest, the Commodores managed only 76 passing yards against the Gamecocks. The defense played well against Missouri but was back to its typical struggles last week, giving up 440 total yards.

ABOUT FLORIDA (7-2, 4-2): The Gators' passing game has flourished since Kyle Trask took over following Feleipe Franks' injury. Trask has thrown for 1,648 yards with 16 touchdowns and four interceptions, but the ground game has been inconsistent and managed only 21 yards on 19 carries against Georgia. Florida has been solid on the other side of the ball, ranking 26th in total defense and 11th in points against per game thanks to an excellent track record in the red zone.



EXTRA POINTS

1. Florida (403.9) is averaging more than 400 total yards through nine games for the first time since 2009.

2. The Gators are one of seven FBS teams with three players who have at least 25 receptions, 350 receiving yards, and four receiving touchdowns (Kyle Pitts, Freddie Swain and Van Jefferson).

3. Vanderbilt is one of four Power 5 teams with a 3,000-yard career rusher (Vaughn) and a 2,000-yard career receiver (Kalija Lipscomb).




Prediction

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Stadium

Ben Hill Griffin Stadium
Gainesville, Florida, USA.
Capacity: 88,548

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Last Injuries

Florida Gators

  • Dameon Pierce

    Head
    Ques Sat | questionable

    Pierce has a head injury, and it is unclear if he will play Saturday against Missouri.

  • Jeawon Taylor

    Shoulder
    Ques Sat | questionable

    Taylor is dealing with a shoulder injury, and it is undetermined if he will face Missouri on Saturday.

  • Amari Burney

    Knee
    Ques Sat | questionable

    Burney missed the last game due to a sprained knee, and it is unknown if he will line up versus Missouri on Saturday.

  • Jeremiah Moon

    Foot
    Out indefinitely | out

    Moon is not expected to return to the lineup for the remainder of the regular season due to a foot injury.

  • Jeawon Taylor

    Shoulder
    Ques Sat | questionable

    Taylor is dealing with a shoulder injury, and it is unknown if he will suit up against Vanderbilt on Saturday.

  • Dameon Pierce

    Head
    Ques Sat | questionable

    Pierce has a head injury, and it is unclear if he will play Saturday against Vanderbilt.

Vanderbilt Commodores

  • Riley Neal

    Concussion
    Prob Sat | probable

    Neal missed the previous game with concussion-like symptoms. It is expected that he will play Saturday against Kentucky.

  • Justice Shelton-Mosley

    Ankle
    Ques Sat | questionable

    Shelton-Mosley has an ankle injury and did not play in the previous game. It is unknown if he will line up versus Kentucky on Saturday.

  • Mo Hasan

    Concussion
    Doub Sat | doubtful

    Hasan has sat out the last two games with concussion-like symptoms, and it is unlikely that he will pass protocol in time to face Kentucky on Saturday.

  • Frank Coppet

    Knee
    out for season | out

    Coppet has been ruled out for the remainder of the season due to knee surgery.

  • Kalija Lipscomb

    Personal
    Prob Sat | probable

    Lipscomb was held out of the previous game for personal reasons, but it is not expected to impede his status Saturday against Florida.

  • Dontye Williams

    Leg
    Ques Sat | questionable

    Williams has sat out the last four games with a leg injury. It is unknown if he will face Florida on Saturday.

  • Riley Neal

    Concussion
    Prob Sat | probable

    Neal exited the previous game with concussion-like symptoms. He is likely to play Saturday against Florida.

florida-gators-football Stats 2019-2020

Passing
Player GP GS PR PLY PPA PPC PPI PPS PSY PT PY
Player GP GS PR PLY PPA PPC PPI PPS PSY PT PY
Feleipe Franks 3 0 173.425 0 71 54 3 0 0 5 698
Kyle Trask 3 0 168.383 0 46 33 2 0 0 3 459
Emory Jones 2 0 68.480 0 10 5 0 0 0 0 22
Russing
Player GP GS RNY RLY RP RT
Player GP GS RNY RLY RP RT
Lamical Perine 4 0 182 0 48 3
Josh Hammond 4 0 76 0 1 1
Dameon Pierce 4 0 74 0 21 1
Feleipe Franks 3 0 68 0 21 1
Iverson Clement 1 0 41 0 1 0
Receiving
Player GP GS RY RLY RR RT RT
Player GP GS RY RLY RR RT RT
Van Jefferson 4 0 232 0 16 0 1
Trevon Grimes 4 0 176 0 10 0 0
Kyle Pitts 4 0 161 0 13 0 1
Josh Hammond 4 0 139 0 10 0 0
Freddie Swain 4 0 134 0 8 0 2
Defense
Player GP GS DST DAT DFF DFR DI DIY DFD DS DSY DTFL
Player GP GS DST DAT DFF DFR DI DIY DFD DS DSY DTFL
David Reese II 3 0 14 9 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 1
Jonathan Greenard 4 0 10 6 1 0 0 0 3 4 14 6
Ventrell Miller 4 0 10 6 0 0 0 0 1 2 16 2
Shawn Davis 4 0 9 5 0 0 2 70 1 0 0 1
Jeremiah Moon 4 0 8 6 0 0 0 0 2 2 6 5
Kicking
Player GP GS FGS FGA FGSLY EPKA EPKS
Player GP GS FGS FGA FGSLY EPKA EPKS
Evan McPherson 4 0 5 6 37 14 14
Chris Howard 1 0 0 0 0 1 1
Kick Returning
Player GP GS KR KRF KRLY KRY
Player GP GS KR KRF KRLY KRY
Freddie Swain 4 0 1 0 23 23
Kadarius Toney 2 0 1 0 21 21
Tyrie Cleveland 3 0 1 0 34 34
Fumbles
Player GP GS F FL FRLBO FRT OFR OFRT
Player GP GS F FL FRLBO FRT OFR OFRT
Feleipe Franks 3 0 2 2 0 0 0 0
Kyle Trask 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
Malik Davis 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
Punting
Player GP GS P PGY PIT PLY PP PT TT
Player GP GS P PGY PIT PLY PP PT TT
Dameon Pierce 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Emory Jones 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Feleipe Franks 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
Freddie Swain 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Jacob Copeland 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Punt Returning
Player GP GS PR PRF PRLY PRY
Player GP GS PR PRF PRLY PRY
Freddie Swain 4 0 7 0 10 32

vanderbilt-commodores-football Stats 2019-2020

Passing
Player GP GS PR PLY PPA PPC PPI PPS PSY PT PY
Player GP GS PR PLY PPA PPC PPI PPS PSY PT PY
Riley Neal 3 0 126.479 0 91 53 2 0 0 3 669
Deuce Wallace 3 0 68.430 0 27 13 1 0 0 0 89
Cam Johnson 3 0 .000 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Russing
Player GP GS RNY RLY RP RT
Player GP GS RNY RLY RP RT
Ke'Shawn Vaughn 3 0 260 0 52 3
Justice Shelton-Mosley 3 0 23 0 1 0
Ja'Veon Marlow 1 0 19 0 3 0
Kalija Lipscomb 3 0 16 0 1 0
Mitchell Pryor 1 0 11 0 2 0
Receiving
Player GP GS RY RLY RR RT RT
Player GP GS RY RLY RR RT RT
Kalija Lipscomb 3 0 174 0 16 0 1
Chris Pierce 2 0 149 0 4 0 1
Jared Pinkney 3 0 119 0 9 0 0
Cam Johnson 3 0 99 0 7 0 1
Ke'Shawn Vaughn 3 0 67 0 9 0 0
Defense
Player GP GS DST DAT DFF DFR DI DIY DFD DS DSY DTFL
Player GP GS DST DAT DFF DFR DI DIY DFD DS DSY DTFL
Dashaun Jerkins 3 0 15 10 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0
Allan George 3 0 8 4 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
Brendon Harris 3 0 8 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Dimitri Moore 3 0 8 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Dontye Williams 3 0 8 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Kicking
Player GP GS FGS FGA FGSLY EPKA EPKS
Player GP GS FGS FGA FGSLY EPKA EPKS
Ryley Guay 3 0 4 4 48 5 5
Javan Rice 1 0 0 0 0 1 1
Kick Returning
Player GP GS KR KRF KRLY KRY
Player GP GS KR KRF KRLY KRY
Jamauri Wakefield 1 0 2 0 18 35
Justice Shelton-Mosley 3 0 1 0 20 20
Fumbles
Player GP GS F FL FRLBO FRT OFR OFRT
Player GP GS F FL FRLBO FRT OFR OFRT
Kalija Lipscomb 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Riley Neal 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
Punting
Player GP GS P PGY PIT PLY PP PT TT
Player GP GS P PGY PIT PLY PP PT TT
Cam Johnson 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Chris Pierce 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Harrison Smith 3 0 0 894 0 66 20 0 0
Kalija Lipscomb 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Ke'Shawn Vaughn 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Punt Returning
Player GP GS PR PRF PRLY PRY
Player GP GS PR PRF PRLY PRY
Justice Shelton-Mosley 3 0 1 0 11 11