Up Next: Vanderbilt

Vanderbilt has won three in a row and four of its last five heading into this week’s matchup with Ole Miss in Oxford. Kickoff is 6 p.m., and the game will be televised by ESPNU.

Like Ole Miss, Vandy will become bowl-eligible with a win. The Commodores also have two more chances after this weekend with games against Tennessee and Wake Forest, while Ole Miss has remaining games against rivals LSU and Mississippi State.

Some interesting numbers of note, after nine games Vanderbilt is ranked 14th in the country, fourth in the SEC in scoring defense with 17.11 points per game allowed.

Vandy is 19th in total defense, fifth in the SEC, at 316.22 yards per game allowed. Most of that success has come with its pass defense where the Commdores are seventh nationally and fourth in the league with a 99.61 efficiency rating.

On the ground, Vandy is 68th in rushing defense, 10th in the SEC with 164.33 yards per game allowed.

Here are some links of interest from Vanderbilt’s 40-0 win over Kentucky. Note the UK attendance story which is reminiscent of the Ole Miss-Northwestern State game in 2007.

Vandy gains first SEC shutout since 1968

Commodores dominate Kentucky

No answer from Kentucky

UK fans stay away

Vandy, UK box score

Denham Springs, La., native, Mississippian since 1989 with a stop in Meridian before arriving in Tupelo. Daily Journal beat writer since 1996, covering Ole Miss since 2002. Proud Northeast Louisiana alum. Follow me on Twitter @parrishalford and listen to John Davis and myself daily with The Ole Miss Beat on Rebel Sports Radio.

Posted in Football Tagged with: , , ,
  • Ole Miss oPens as a 1 point favorite, line has already moved 2 points to Ole Miss by 3. In case anyone was curious what Vegas thinks of this one. Interested to hear progress of Golson and Garbutt.

Parrish’s Twitter Feed

Meet the Writers

JD and Parrish

Want Email Updates? Warning... We Update Often

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 778 other subscribers