Vanderbilt @ Tennessee
Current Records: Vanderbilt 2-9; Tennessee 6-5
What to Know
The Tennessee Volunteers will play host again and welcome the Vanderbilt Commodores to Neyland Stadium, where kick-off is scheduled for 3:45 p.m. ET Saturday. With a combined 1,015 yards of offense in their previous games, we can expect a fast-paced matchup.
You're bound to get a positive result if you outscore your opponent every quarter, and that's exactly how it played out for Tennessee last week. They took their game at home with ease, bagging a 60-14 victory over the South Alabama Jaguars. With the Volunteers ahead 35-7 at the half, the contest was all but over already. Tennessee QB Hendon Hooker was slinging it as he passed for two TDs and 273 yards on 20 attempts in addition to punching in one rushing touchdown.
Tennessee's defense was a presence as well, as it got past South Alabama's offensive line to sack QB Desmond Trotter four times for a total loss of 11 yards. It was a group effort with five guys contributing.
Meanwhile, Vanderbilt came up short against the Ole Miss Rebels last week, falling 31-17. RB Rocko Griffin Jr. put forth a good effort for the losing side as he rushed for one TD and 117 yards on 26 carries.
Most of the squad's points came courtesy of special teams, which contributed nine. K Joseph Bulovas delivered a perfect 3-for-3 game.
Tennessee is the favorite in this one, with an expected 32-point (!) margin of victory. They have been consistent moneymakers against the spread when favored (4-1), so they might be worth a quick bet.
The Volunteers' win brought them up to 6-5 while the Commodores' loss pulled them down to 2-9. Two defensive stats to keep an eye on: Tennessee is stumbling into the game with the 217th most rushing touchdowns allowed in the nation, having given up 22 on the season. Vanderbilt has experienced some struggles of their own as they are 246th worst in the nation in passing touchdowns allowed, with 27 on the season. It's possible one of these Achilles' heels will wind up tripping the losing team up.
How To Watch
- When: Saturday at 3:45 p.m. ET
- Where: Neyland Stadium -- Knoxville, Tennessee
- TV: SEC Network
- Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
- Follow: CBS Sports App
- Ticket Cost: $30.45
The Volunteers are a big 32-point favorite against the Commodores, according to the latest college football odds.
The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Volunteers as a 31-point favorite.
Tennessee and Vanderbilt both have three wins in their last six games.
- Dec 12, 2020 - Tennessee 42 vs. Vanderbilt 17
- Nov 30, 2019 - Tennessee 28 vs. Vanderbilt 10
- Nov 24, 2018 - Vanderbilt 38 vs. Tennessee 13
- Nov 25, 2017 - Vanderbilt 42 vs. Tennessee 24
- Nov 26, 2016 - Vanderbilt 45 vs. Tennessee 34
- Nov 28, 2015 - Tennessee 53 vs. Vanderbilt 28