Week 6 Win Probability: Vanderbilt
Using ESPN’s FPI (Football Power Index) as a guide, Vanderbilt has a 1.5 percent chance to beat Georgia on Saturday.
STRUGGLING VANDY MEETS TODD GURLEY AFTER CAREER PERFORMANCE
The Vanderbilt Commodores (1-4) could use a bye week. Their season has been a nightmare thus far that should continue facing a tough SEC schedule. This week’s matchup against No. 13 Georgia (3-1) is no exception.
Junior Todd Gurley leads a stacked Bulldogs rushing attack with 610 yards and six touchdowns on 69 attempts. Gurley is averaging 152.5 yards and 8.8 yards per carry. In Week 5, Gurley rushed for a career-high 208 yards and managed to edge out Tennessee in a 35-32 victory.
The Commodores will need to pressure quarterback Hutson Mason and contain Gurley in order to stand a chance. The odds aren’t high for the struggling Commodores without starting quarterback Patton Robinette– who will miss his second consecutive game due to a concussion.
Vanderbilt’s best offensive option is its running game, which will be underutilized if facing an early deficit. Ralph Webb leads with 422 yards and a touchdown on 90 attempts. Though Webb won’t likely match Gurley in production, he can provide the Commodores with a solid option at running back.