The Vanderbilt Commodores still don’t have a win against an SEC opponent. In their latest try, the ‘Dores were crushed in Nashville by the visiting Kentucky Wildcats 44-21.
Kentucky won on the back of 232 combined rushing yards on the afternoon. Benny Snell, Jr. amassed 122 of them on his own, as the talented Wildcat back had three scores on the day and averaged 6.8 yards per carry.
The Wildcats improved to 7-3 on the year with a 4-3 mark in SEC play. Vandy is now 4-6 and 0-6 in SEC play.
What We Learned
Vanderbilt’s struggles in conference continue
The Commodores have struggled mightily in SEC play to say the least. That’s probably putting it mildly. Their closest loss in conference was seven points to the South Carolina Gamecocks. Otherwise, they have defeats of 59, 14, 31, 22 and now 23. After such a promising 3-0 start, things are looking extremely bleak for the ‘Dores.
Kentucky is back in position for a nine-win season
The Wildcats still have the Louisville Cardinals and Georgia Bulldogs on their schedule. With that said, if they can sneak up on either, they could win nine games this year if they win their bowl game. Having gone through a slide, losing two of their last three entering play on Saturday, the Wildcats are now back in the saddle.
The sensational Snell continues to play well
The sophomore back is now up to over 1,000 yards this season after his performance on Saturday. Snell has 15 rushing touchdowns as well, which is near the top of the conference, jostling with Auburn Tigers star Kerryon Johnson. If you aren’t already, you probably want to pay attention to Benny Snell, Jr.