The more I ponder tomorrow’s game, the more I keep coming back to one thing: this is a horrendous match up for the Commodores. Don’t take my word for that, either. Per VandySports.com publisher Chris Lee,
“I think it’s a very poor matchup for Vanderbilt.
“Vanderbilt hasn’t run the ball on anyone. I think VU’s best chance is to throw the ball, but Georgia is giving up 3.3 yards a throw in SEC play. Plus, although Vandy has pass-blocked well, Georgia has an outstanding front seven, and that could really spell trouble if the Bulldogs can get to Shurmur, who isn’t mobile.
“On offense, Georgia is going to try to run the ball at Vanderbilt. That’s something that’s given the Commodores fits lately…”
Stop the run on defense and make the opposing offense one-dimensional with a non-running quarterback. Run the ball on offense and take the pressure off your true freshman quarterback. Gee, where have I seen that work before?
If Vanderbilt manages to keep the game closer than Tennessee did, it’ll be because the ‘Dores don’t turn up on the short end of a minus-3 in turnover margin.