Through 3 Quarters
The Vanderbilt Commodores are just one quarter away from delivering their fans the win they've been expecting all week. a victory is still up for grabs for either team, but they are up 17-16 over the Connecticut HuskiesVanderbilt took a hit to their ego last week, so a win here would be a pleasant pick-me-up.
The Commodores have been led by RB Rocko Griffin Jr., who so far has rushed for one TD and 76 yards on 16 carries. Griffin Jr. had some trouble finding his footing against the Georgia Bulldogs, so this is a step in the right direction.
Vanderbilt and UConn have certainly played as if they're avenging a loss, because they are. Vanderbilt just need to hang on one more quarter to get back on their feet.
Connecticut @ Vanderbilt
Current Records: Connecticut 0-5; Vanderbilt 1-3
What to Know
The Vanderbilt Commodores will play host again and welcome the Connecticut Huskies to Vanderbilt Stadium, where kick-off is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. ET Saturday. The Commodores are out to stop a seven-game streak of losses at home.
The day started off rough for Vanderbilt last week, and it ended that way, too. They were dealt a punishing 62 to nothing defeat at the hands of the Georgia Bulldogs. Vanderbilt was in a tough position by the half, with the score already sitting at 38 to nothing.
Meanwhile, UConn scored first but ultimately less than the Wyoming Cowboys in their game last week. UConn fell just short of Wyoming by a score of 24-22. QB Tyler Phommachanh wasn't much of a difference maker for the Huskies; Phommachanh threw one interception with only 170 yards passing.
Special teams collected ten points for UConn. K Joe McFadden delivered a perfect 3-for-3 game.
The Commodores are the favorite in this one, with an expected 14.5-point margin of victory. They have failed bettors playing the spread in their past two games, so buyers beware.
The losses put Vanderbilt at 1-3 and UConn at 0-5. Two defensive stats to keep in the back of your head while watching: Vanderbilt is 228th worst in the nation in touchdowns allowed, with 17 on the season. UConn has experienced some struggles of their own as they are stumbling into the contest with the 249th most touchdowns allowed in the nation, having given up 26 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 7:30 p.m. ET
- Where: Vanderbilt Stadium -- Nashville, Tennessee
- TV: ESPN University
- Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
- Follow: CBS Sports App
- Ticket Cost: $6.00
The Commodores are a big 14.5-point favorite against the Huskies, according to the latest college football odds.
The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 14.5-point spread, and stayed right there.
This is the first time these teams have played each other within the last six years.