Report Card: Vanderbilt vs. Florida

It's in the record books now. Florida 49 Vanderbilt 22. VandyMania.com analyzes every element of the Commodores's performance and assigns a grade to each area.


Vanderbilt
22

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Florida
49

AREA GRADE COMMENTS
PASSING OFFENSE
D+
Mackenzi Adams completed 50% of his passes but threw two costly interceptions. The Vandy staff later inserted Richard Kovalcheck and Chris Nickson but Adams clearly moved the Commodore offense the best of the three.
RUSHING OFFENSE
C-
Jeff Jennings led Vandy in rushing with 37 yards in 6 carries. Jared Hawkins added 34 yards. 93 total yards rushing is nothing to write home about but the strength of the Gator defense is its ability to stop the run.
PASSING DEFENSE
D-
Vanderbilt had a nightmarish day against Tim Tebow and the Gator passing attack. Tebow was on target all day and little pressure was put on him. Tebow finished the day with 281 yards passing for three touchdowns. Reshard Langford's interception was one of the bright spots Vandy in the game.
RUSHING DEFENSE
D+
The Commodores gave up 210 yards even though the Gators passed most of the game. Percey Harvin picked up 113 yards for the Gators and scored two touchdowns.
SPECIAL TEAMS
C
Bryant Hahnfeldt made a 33-yard field goal and Brett Upson finished with a 40-yard punting average. Great onsides kick to start the second half. However, a muffed punt return by the Vandy punt return team and a 53-yard punt return along with a 52-yard kickoff return were costly to the 'dores upset hopes.
COACHING
D+
Not quite as bad as the Auburn game but the team overall did not seem ready in all aspects of this game but a lot of that had to do with Florida. Good job getting the ball to Earl Bennett more and with the on-sides kickoff to start the second half.
OVERALL GRADE
D+
Any loss is total failure but there were a few positives. Vanderbilt must regroup quickly and get ready for another explosive offensive team in the Kentucky Wildcats. To make matters worse Kentucky has had an extra week to prepare for the Commodores.

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