All numbers are based on rankings out of the 101 teams that have played so far this season.
- 1-2 vs. the spread, missing a cover by just 2.2 points per game. The over is also 1-2, missing by only 3.7 points per game, meaning Las Vegas has a good idea of the lack of talent on this team
- Projected to win just .7 games, with Ole Miss actually their best opportunity for a win, at 17(!) percent.
- Through three games, the Dores have been outscored 99-26, and have fallen in SP+ ratings after each game they’ve played
- Offense ranks 91st in success rate, 95th in marginal explosiveness, and 98th in points per trip inside the 40
- Vandy is 80th in plays per game, as well as 80th in yards per drive at just 22.6 on overage
- 80th in rushing success rate, and 96th in rushing marginal explosiveness, while defensively they rank 54th and 92nd in these categories respectively
- Offensively, Derek Mason’s team ranks 77th in third-and-long success rate, 67th in third-and-medium success rate, but they are best in the country at third-and-short success rate
- They rank 93rd in offensive success rate inside the 10-yard line, but 7th defensively
- True freshman quarterback Ken Seals has thrown for just 411 yards in three games, with a 3:4 TD:INT ratio
- Dayo Odeyingbo leads the defense up front with 14 tackles and 11 pressures, including five tackles for loss, two stuffs, and a forced fumble through three games
I don’t have to explain to the masses just how bad Vanderbilt is, especially on the offensive end. This Saturday’s game against Ole Miss will be a big one for the Dores, as it’s their most winnable game according to Bill C.
Tennessee is next at 16 percent, followed by trips to Starkville at 12 percent, and Lexington at 11 percent. Mason likely cannot survive an 0-10 season, even if it comes during an all-SEC slate. So Ole Miss should get Vanderbilt’s best shot.
It shouldn’t be enough. Jeff Lebby and Matt Corral need to get their mojo back, and there should be no better place than against a team who won’t pressure you offensively very often, if at all.