The Vanderbilt Commodores travels to Lexington, Ky., to face the Kentucky Wildcats on Saturday. The Commodores are looking to bounce back from a 1-3 start with an upset on the road. Here’s a look inside the numbers.


378: Ralph Webb leads Vanderbilt with 378 rushing yards and a touchdown on 77 attempts. The redshirt freshman recorded 97 yards on 19 carries in the Commodores 48-34 loss to No. 13 South Carolina on Saturday, averaging 5.11 yards per carry. Webb has been the feature back in Vanderbilt’s offense this season and has been one of the few consistent bright spots on a struggling offense. Facing an improved Kentucky defense, Webb will need to see another strong performance for Vanderbilt to pull off an upset.

217: Darrius Sims kickoff return yards in Week 4. Sims single-handedly kept Vanderbilt in last Saturday’s game through three quarters. The sophomore returned an opening kickoff 91-yards and added a 100-yard return in the third. Through four games, Sims has 365 yards and a 91.3 yards per game average on 10 returns.


-6: Vanderbilt’s turnover margin. The Commodores have turned the ball over 11 times this season and have forced five. Oddly enough, most of Vandy’s first few scores were off turnovers, including a fumble return by Oren Burks to give the Commodores their only score of a 37-7 opening game blowout to Temple. Vanderbilt must cut down on offensive lapses in order to turn around its season. The Commodores will need to play efficiently this weekend as they face an improved Kentucky team in Lexington.

19.5-39.3: Vanderbilt’s margin of points scored on average compared to its opponents. The Commodores scored a touchdown in the first quarter for the first time in last Saturday’s loss. In Week 3, Vanderbilt scored its first offensive touchdown of the season. Outside of Webb, the Commodores have struggled with consistency on offense. Against an improved Wildcats offense, Vanderbilt must improve its scoring lapses in order to avoid an early deficit.