The Vanderbilt Commodores host in-state rival Tennessee on Saturday at Vanderbilt Stadium. Here’s a look inside the numbers.


852: Ralph Webb set a new freshman school rushing record of 838 yards, surpassing Kwane Doster’s previous record of 798, during a Week 12 loss to Florida. Last week, the freshman added just 14 yards on 11 carries. Webb can end his season on a high note with a strong performance against Tennessee’s No. 71 overall rush defense.

74: Nigel Bowden leads Vanderbilt with 74 tackles. The redshirt freshman is averaging 7.4 tackles per game and has recorded double-digit totals in two games. Bowden’s status is in question entering Saturday’s game, but he remains the most important piece to Vanderbilt’s defense stopping Tennessee.


-15: Vanderbilt has a -15 turnover ratio. The Commodores have thrown 16 interceptions and lost 10 fumbles. Tennessee should take advantage of Vanderbilt’s struggles en route to securing bowl eligibility.

1,287: Joshua Dobbs emerged as a standout dual-threat quarterback. Dobbs has thrown for 985 yards, eight touchdowns and three interceptions on 85-of-136 passing, while rushing for 302 yards and four touchdown on 70 attempts.

51-0: Vanderbilt is coming off its worst loss in 20 years, dating back to a 65-0 loss to Tennessee in 1994. The Commodores allowed 502 total yards, including 283 rushing yards. Vanderbilt faces another strong rushing duo in Dobbs and freshman running back Jalen Hurd, who are expected to see solid performances against the Commodores defense.