Here are five Kentucky players every Vanderbilt fan needs to know by Saturday:

  1. Garrett Johnson (WR): This true freshman from Orlando made quite a splash during the Wildcats’ SEC opener at Florida, hauling in two highlight-worthy touchdowns to anchor a six-catch, 154-yard performance. Tough to grab at 5-foot-11, 176 pounds, he fits perfectly into the Wildcats’ up-tempo mindset.
  2. Khalid Henderson (LB): Kentucky’s leading tackler at the weakside spot says his primary focus is stopping the run this weekend as the headliner of a unit ranked 13th in the SEC at 164.7 rushing yards allowed per game.
  3. Patrick Towles (QB): The facilitator in Kentucky’s Air Raid scheme, Towles took one step back last time out in Gainesville with three interceptions, but did throw for a career-high 365 yards and three scores. He should have a couple of chances to stretch the field against an inexperienced Vanderbilt secondary.
  4. Braylon Heard (RB): Expected to be fully healed by kickoff according to offensive coordinator Neal Brown, the Nebraska transfer been quite a spark for an offense lacking playmakers in recent years. Heard has 4.3 speed and great lateral quickness, but hasn’t been utilized as the workhorse back, splitting time with Jojo Kemp.
  5. Ryan Timmons (WR): Johnson has stolen the show early this season, but Timmons is Kentucky’s most reliable wideout. He has eight more catches than his next closest teammate and is a huge part of Brown’s game plan in the screen game and quick throws to the boundary.