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In week 5 the Vanderbilt Commodores head to Commonwealth Stadium in Lexington, Kentucky to face the Kentucky Wildcats Saturday. The Commodores are 1-3 SU and ATS. The Wildcats are 2-1 SU and 3-0 ATS.

Vanderbilt is coming off a 48-34 loss to 14th ranked South Carolina won last week. Quarterback Stephen Rivers who has 246 passing yards on 50 attempts leads the offense this season. Ralph Webb leads the rushing game with 378 yards, 1 touchdown and a 4.9 yards per carry average. Stephen Scheu leads the wide receivers was 181 yards and 1 touchdown.

The Commodores defense is one of the worst in the country allowing 39.3 points per game and a 423 yards per game.

Kentucky is coming off a loss 36-30 against SEC rival the Florida Gators. Quarterback Patrick Towles who has 916 passing yards and 5 touchdowns leads the offense this season. Braylon Heard leads the rushing game with 155 yards, 2 touchdowns and a 11.1 yards per carry. Ryan Timmons leads the wide receivers with 212 yards on 17 receptions.

Kentucky’s defense has been pretty good this season only allowing 17.7 points per game and 384 yards per game.

Keys to Vanderbilt win

Vanderbilt will have to shut down dual threat up the quarterback Patrick Towles. In addition, Vanderbilt is going to need quarterback Stephen Rivers to play much better than he has been this season.

Keys to Kentucky win

Kentucky will need to shut down the run game of Ralph Webb. In addition, they will need dual threat quarterback Towles to continue playing well.

Injuries

Vanderbilt – Brian Kimbrow, Kyle Woestmann, Patton Robinette, Oren Burks

Kentucky – Jeff Badet, Braylon Heard, Jarvess Blue, Zach West, Alexander Montgomery, Kobie Walker

Favorite

Kentucky -17

Conclusion

This will be a good game between two SEC teams with Kentucky coming out on top. However, Kentucky will need Towles to play a good game. Kentucky will improve to 3-1 on the season.

About David Campbell

David makes his home in Guatemala and follows the worlds greatest games from there. David contributes on all leagues across the world and had over 25 years experience. He has covered 10 World Cups and will do so again this year in Brazil.

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