UT-Vandy matchup chart

What follows is a position-by-position comparison of the Tennessee and Vanderbilt teams who collide Saturday night at Neyland Stadium:

Game #: 1166
Site: Knoxville
Date: Nov. 21
Conference: SECE
Coach Match-up:
For the Vols - Kiffin and for the Commodores - Johnson


Vols

Commodores
OLCOMMENTSOL

Vandy holds a slight edge in rushing yards per game (163 to 161) but UT averages more yards per carry (4.5 to 4.3) and has allowed half as many sacks (11 versus 22).

QB'sCOMMENTSQB's

Jonathan Crompton has a passer-efficiency rating of 136.32. Vanderbilt's Mackenzi Adams has a rating of 92.7. 'Nuff said.

RB'sCOMMENTSRB's

The Commodores' Warren Norman (710 yards) is one of the SEC's top freshmen but UT's Montario Hardesty (956 yards) may be almost unstoppable in his final home game.

WR'sCOMMENTSWR's

Denarius Moore and Gerald Jones are playing exceptionally well now that they're healthy. Vandy's wideouts are nothing special.


Vols

Commodores
DLCOMMENTSDL

Tennessee's Dan Williams is playing as well as any tackle in the SEC, maybe as well as any in the NCAA.

LB'sCOMMENTSLB's

Injuries are killing UT at this position. They already claimed Nick Reveiz and Savion Frazier, and now LaMarcus Thompson is slowed by a stinger.

DB'sCOMMENTSDB's

Vandy ranks No. 7 nationally in pass defense. Tennessee will be without No. 1 free safety Janzen Jackson again this week.

S. TeamsCOMMENTSS. Teams

Ryan Fowler is 13 of 18 on field goal tries, whereas UT's Daniel Lincoln is just 10 of 16 with three blocked. Brett Upson averages 43.2 yards per punt, whereas UT's Chad Cunningham averages 41.2


Vols

Commodores
INTANGIBLES

After losing big at Ole Miss, UT will be hard-pressed to get up for the 2-9 Commodores. Conversely, Vandy is always up for Tennessee.

PREDICTION

Tennessee will get Vandy's best effort and Vandy won't get Tennessee's best effort. Still, the Vols aren't going to lose their home finale.


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