Vanderbilt hosts Georgia on Saturday at Vanderbilt Stadium. Vandymania's D.T. Yates compares the two team in several critical areas. We also make a prediction on the game's final score.

REMARKS: Quarterback Austyn Carta-Samuels threw for a career high 338 yards passing last week against the Tigers. Carta-Samuels threw for 334 yards the prior week against UAB and is the first 'Dore to accomplish back-to-back 300-yard performances since Jay Cutler in 2005. The Commodores are led by senior receiver Jordan Matthews who set two new school records for career touchdowns (22) and career receiving yards (2,991) last week against Missouri. Matthews needs only 103 yards receiving to move into sole possession of all-time SEC receiving yards record held by Terrence Edwards of Georgia (1999-2002). Senior Jonathan Krause is also a potent receiving threat, averaging five catches per game over the last three contests. Krause is second on the team with 24 receptions for 430 yards receiving and two scores.

The Georgia secondary has been struggling with injuries since the season began. Sophomore Josh Harvey-Clemons leads the defensive back group with 35 tackles, including 3½ for a loss, and four passes defended. Next to him at free safety is freshman Tray Matthews who did not practice Monday or Tuesday for the Bulldogs and has been absent the past two weeks with a hamstring injury. Freshman Shaq Wiggins starts at cornerback with 11 tackles, including three for a loss and one pass break up. Wiggins has started the last two games for the Bulldogs. Junior cornerback Damian Swann brings some experience to the depleted Georgia secondary. Swann is fifth on the team with 26 tackles and three passes defended.

REMARKS: Sophomore Jerron Seymour who redshirted a season ago leads the 'Dores averaging 5.9 yards per carry with six rushing touchdowns. Seymour has been the most consistent of the Vanderbilt running backs and will get the start against the Bulldogs. Senior running back Wesley Tate leads the team with 62 carries for 271 yards rushing and four touchdowns. Tate has been used in short yardage situations and is also a threat to catch out of the back field with 12 receptions for 133 yards receiving and a touchdown. The last Commodore running back is Brian Kimbrow who is looking to earn more touches. The sophomore is third on the team with 23 rushes for 126 yards rushing and one touchdown. Kimbrow may be one of the quickest players on the team and is tough to catch once he reaches the corner.

Junior inside linebackers Ramik Wilson and Amarlo Herrera lead the Bulldogs in tackles, with Wilson topping the pair with 61 tackles, including 4½ for a loss, and one sack. Herrera has started every game for Georgia and led the team with 12 tackles against South Carolina. True freshman outside linebacker Leonard Floyd has had an impressive year thus far with 22 tackles, including five for a loss, four sacks, while tied for a team high 11 quarterback hurries. Sophomore Jordan Jenkins has five tackles for a loss, one sack, and 11 quarterback hurries. Jenkins was second on the team with five sacks as a freshman a year ago. Senior nose tackle Garrison Smith leads the Georgia defensive line with 28 tackles, including 2½ for a loss, 1½ sacks, and three quarterback hurries. Junior defensive end Ray Drew is third in the conference with five sacks this season. Opposite Drew is redshirt sophomore Sterling Bailey who has battled with injuries throughout his career but had an impressive 10 tackle, one sack game against the Gamecocks.

REMARKS: The Bulldogs own one of the top ranked passing offenses in the country averaging 311 passing yards per game. Four year starting quarterback Aaron Murray is the SEC's all-time leader in passing yardage (11,915 yards passing). Murray is the only player in the history of the SEC to throw for 3,000 yards in each of his first three seasons. This season the senior has completed 123 for 196 pass attempts for 1,824 yards passing, 17 touchdowns, with five interceptions.

Junior receiver Chris Conley leads the Bulldogs with 25 receptions for 378 yards passing and four touchdowns. Georgia lost their second leading receiver Justin Scott-Wesley to another ACL injury against the Vols. The third leading receiver Michael Bennett had to undergo surgery for a torn meniscus and is expected to return sometime this season. Senior tight end Arthur Lynch is fourth on the team with 13 receptions for 205 yards receiving and two scores. Senior receiver Rantavious Wooten completed a pass for 42 yards against North Texas and has 12 catches for 167 yards receiving and three touchdowns. A talented group of senior defensive backs lead the Commodore secondary. Much like a season ago, safeties Kenny Ladler and Javon Marshall lead the team in tackles. Ladler tops the pair with 49 tackles, including one for a loss, with an interception, and a forced fumble. Ladler set a new career high of 14 tackles against Missouri last week. Senior cornerback Andre Hal has totaled 25 tackles, including 3½ for a loss, and a team high eight passes defended. Hal was named to the first team preseason All-SEC team and is a contender for the Jim Thorpe Award. Opposite Hal is senior Steven Clarke who has tallied 16 tackles, three passes defended, and returned an interception for 69 yards.

REMARKS: There are conficting reports as to whether or not Georgia running back Todd Gurley will play after missing last week's matchup against Missouri. Gurley has 71 carries for 450 yards rushing and four scores averaging 6.3 yards per rush this season. Second on the depth chart is true freshman J.J. Green who has averaged a team high 8.3 yards per rush with 281 yards rushing and one touchdown. Georgia running back Keith Marshall suffered a season ending ACL injury against Tennessee so true freshman Brendan Douglas may see more snaps for the Bulldogs against the 'Dores. The Bulldogs rank 33rd in the country averaging 206.33 yards rushing per game.

The Vanderbilt defense got some good news when it was announced senior outside linebacker Karl Butler would return to his starting position. Butler has 11 tackles, including one for a loss and two passes defended in three games this season. Opposite Butler is sophomore Darreon Herring who is third on the team with 38 tackles, one sack, and six passes defended. In five starts this season sophomore middle linebacker Jake Sealand is third on the team with 28 tackles, including one for a loss. The 'Dores rank 75th in the nation with opponents averaging 168.50 yards rushing per game. The Commodore defensive line is led by sophomore Caleb Azubike who has 23 tackles, including 6½ for a loss, and two sacks. Redshirt junior Kyle Woestmann is following close behind with 22 tackles, including 3½ for a loss, and 2½ sacks. In between them at defensive tackle, redshirt freshman Adam Butler is second on the team with four tackles for a loss, a forced fumble, and a fumble recovery.

REMARKS: Sophomore punter Taylor Hudson has been outstanding for the 'Dores averaging 44.7 yards per punt. Hudson's net average of 41.7 yards leads the conference and ranks 9th in the nation. Hudson has six punts of 50 yards or more this season and has pinned opponents inside their 20-yard line eight times this year. Senior receiving Jonathan Krause has handled punt return duties for Vanderbilt, averaging 3.8 yards per return with a long return of 18 yards. True freshman Darrius Sims has handled kick return duties, averaging 22.9 yards per return with a long return of 42 yards. Vanderbilt place kicker Carey Spear has hit four out of five field goal attempts with a season long of 54 yards against South Carolina. Spear had another long field goal of 50 yards against UAB.

Sophomore punter Collin Barber has handled most of the punting duties for the Bulldogs, averaging 45.1 yards per punt, with a season long of 61 yards. Barber has pinned opponents inside their 20-yard line four times this season. Sophomore place kicker Marshall Morgan has made eight for ten field goal attempts with a season long of 56 yards against Tennessee. Morgan also nailed a kick from 55 yards out the week before against LSU. True freshman Reggie Davis will handle kick returns for the Bulldogs. Davis has four returns averaging 17.2 yards per return, with a season long of 19 yards. Davis also leads the team in punt returns averaging five yards per punt return. Junior cornerback Damian Swann has eight returns for an average 3.5 yards per punt returns this season.

REMARKS: There are 19 Commodores that hail from the state of Georgia. Vanderbilt had the luxury of an extra week of preparation for the Bulldogs. Traditionally under Franklin the team has looked much improved following the bye week. After a frustrating 3-1 start in 2011 that saw the defense pulled out a win against UConn, the Commodores allowed only one sack against the eventual national champion Alabama. The bye week came before Missouri for the 'Dores in 2012 and helped start the impressive 8-1 run to finish the season strong. Vanderbilt has been flagged 28 times for 225 yards. The Bulldogs have been penalized 36 times for 258 yards this season.

The 'Dores are converting 42 percent of third-down conversion attempts to 37 percent for Georgia. The Bulldogs have been slightly more successful on fourth-down, converting 78 percent of attempts to Vanderbilt's 73 percent. The 'Dores have scored in 22 of 26 red zone trips with 77 percent resulting in touchdowns and four ending in field goals. The Bulldogs score in 86 percent trips to the red zone come out with touchdowns 66 percent of the time. The Bulldogs may or may not play sensational running back Todd Gurley but will definitely be without running back Keith Marshall and receiver Justin Scott-Wesley. Georgia has played 14 true freshmen this season.

REMARKS: Vanderbilt coaches have had an extra week to prepare for the ailing Bulldogs. The last time the two met the 'Dores took a 48-3 pounding and will be looking to get a much needed win heading into a tough stretch. The Commodore coaching staff has said they've made some adjustments to try to get back to their 2011-2012 roots of disrupting quarterbacks and opposing run games. Even after Georgia's loss to Missouri last week, there is no doubt how huge a victory would be before tough match ups at Texas A&M and Florida. Georgia head coach Mark Richt won SEC Coach of the Year in 2002 and 2005 and is one of the best in the country in winning percentage among active coaches. The Bulldogs started the season with the goal of returning to the SEC Championship Game but have suffered a major setback after suffering their second defeat not halfway through the season. Defensive coordinator Todd Grantham's seat is getting hotter with the Bulldogs giving up an average of 33.7 points per game, while ranking 97th in the country in passing defense.

PREDICTION: Georgia 34, Vanderbilt 31

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