The Kentucky Wildcats and Vanderbilt Commodores are set to face off in a matchup that we, quite frankly, didn’t even know was going to happen this week. The constant surge of COVID-19 throughout the country caused a rash set of postponements this week. But nevertheless, the Commodores and the Wildcats are scheduled to take on one another to start the day on Saturday.
The Wildcats are understandably heavy favorites going into this one. The Commodores have yet to win a game this season and have looked listless for the most part. They did hang around with the Mississippi St. Bulldogs last week, but were still unable to get that elusive tally in the win column. Even though Kentucky hasn’t been so robust themselves — a 2-4 record through this point of the year — they have looked much better than Vandy. Even if that bar isn’t high, the truth still remains.
Ken Seals, to his credit, has been showing some flashes. He’s completed at least 67 percent of his passes in the last three games, including a strong 77.5 mark against the Ole Miss Rebels two weeks ago. He had a three interception game against State last week, a definite step backwards. But he still threw for over 300 yards and over 7.0 yards per attempt. Obviously, things are still very much a work in progress, but he’s definitely coming of age as the season progresses.
Kentucky’s strong running game has been their biggest focal point on offense so far. Chris Rodriguez Jr. has been playing very well so far, averaging 5.5 YPC with four touchdowns thus far. Granted, their total offense doesn’t rank in the Top 100 of the nation. But you know what you’re going to get every time that they step on the field. Vanderbilt has shown some woes on defense, allowing over 400 yards per game. Their rushing defense is going to have their hands full.
How to Watch
Time: Noon ET/11 a.m. CT
TV: SEC Network
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Spread: Kentucky -17.5
Moneyline: Kentucky -1600 | Vanderbilt +820